Business Management Project - CB755

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury
(version 2)
Autumn and Spring
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6 30 (15)

Pre-requisites

BUSN3120 Introduction to Management. Pass rate 55% in stage 2
(Pre-requisites not applicable to students on the BA Business Top-up programme)

Restrictions

Available to short-term/exchange students

2019-20

Overview

This module will allow students to work on a substantive piece of research which will allow them to frame and prioritise real business problems using well known fields and frameworks within academic business and management disciplines.

• Developing important research questions in the area of business and management
• Literature search and review
• Understanding different research designs used in business and management research projects
• Collection, use and analysis of secondary and primary data
• Developing Analytical and Critical Thinking in using theory and data to frame and address business and management problems
• Preparing and structuring the Business/Consultancy Project
• Referencing, Citations and Developing writing skills
• Communication and Presentation skills

Details

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Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20
Private study hours: 280
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Progress Report (1000 words) (10%)
Individual presentation (10%)
Individual Report (8000 – 10000 words) (80%)

Reassessment methods
Reassessment Format: 100% project

Indicative reading

Weyers, J. and McMillan, K. (2007) How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports, London: Prentice Hall

Blumberg, B., Cooper, D.R. and Schindler, P.S. (2011) Business Research Methods, 3rd Edition, New York: McGraw Hill

Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2006) Business Research Methods, Oxford: Oxford University Press

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- recognise business problems and prioritise the need for solutions to these problems;
- integrate the key concepts, theories and issues in business and management and appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of the field;
- apply the knowledge from 8.2 above to frame a business problem and devise and execute a research project to address this;
- critically analyse, synthesise, interpret and evaluate data and information in a business and management context.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- work autonomously on a substantive piece of research;
- show initiative in developing an advanced research agenda;
- work in interdisciplinary areas and draw on current research in adjacent disciplines;
- engage with current literature to develop novel ideas;
- communicate complex information, ideas, problems and solutions effectively in writing;
- communicate complex information, ideas, problems and solutions orally in a presentation setting.

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