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BSc Management (Human Resources) with Industrial/Professional Experience

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Dissertation

Unit code BMAN31500
Credit rating 40
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Alliance Manchester Business School
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

Please visit the dissertation page in the UG online handbook for more details; https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myprogramme/Dissertation.aspx

 

 

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Research Methodology BMAN24410 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
Only available to students on: BSc Mgt/Mgt Specialism; IMABS; IM. Pre-req for BMAN31500 is BMAN24410.

Pre-Requisite: BMAN24410 Research Methodology.

Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated within this course outline.

Aims

This course unit provides students with valuable experience in undertaking original research and completing a substantial piece of independent academic work. The course unit helps students develop independent research skills with assistance from an academic supervisor.

NOTE: Students who wish to undertake a dissertation need to secure their supervisor by themselves before the dissertation proposal deadline. For more details, please see the dissertation page of the UG online Handbook at; https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myprogramme/Dissertations.aspx

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of dissertation, students should be able to structure and organise research-based academic work. The learning outcomes include:
- Formulate research questions
- Review and evaluate relevant theories/analytical frameworks
- Identify and collect appropriate data
- Apply a suitable method (quantitative and/or qualitative) to analyse data
- Discuss and inform key findings in an academic style



 

Teaching and learning methods

Methods of delivery: This course unit is delivered by means of individual meetings with an agreed supervisor who guides the student throughout the dissertation period. There are no timetabled lectures/seminars. Students are required to arrange meetings with an agreed supervisor in a proactive and professional manner.

Lecture hours: None
Seminar hours: None

Informal Contact Methods

1. Office hours
2. Drop-in session about data sources (available at the library).
3. Responses to students’ queries via email.

Assessment methods

100% written coursework (i.e., dissertation). Word limit: 12,000 to 15,000 words.

Feedback methods

Feedback and advice on your progress will be provided by your agreed supervisor through supervision meetings and email communication. General matters in the course will be dealt with by the course coordinator.

Recommended reading

  • Bailey, S. (2006) Academic writing: A handbook for international students (2nd ed.).
  • Creswell, J. W. (2009) Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches.
  • Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R., & Jackson, P. (2012) Management research.
  • Monippally, M. & Pawar, B. S. (2010) Academic writing: A guide for management students and researchers.
  • Saunders, M., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2009) Research methods for business students.


 


 



 

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Additional notes

Other staff involved: Agreed supervisors (the student is required to secure a supervisor before the dissertation proposal deadline)

Pre-Requisite: BMAN24410 Research Methodology.

Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated within this course outline.

Co-Requisites: None

Dependent courses: None

Programme Restrictions: BSc Management and Management (Specialisms), BSc International Management with American Business Studies, BSc International Management.

Timetable
Dissertation proposal deadline: TBC

Deadline for submission of Progress Report: TBC

Deadline for submission of full dissertation: TBC

Guidance for the Presentation of Taught Dissertations for UG and PGT Provision" at:
http://www.tlso.manchester.ac.uk/map/teachinglearningassessment/assessment/sectionb-thepracticeofassessment/guidanceforthepresentationoftaughtmastersdissertations/

For Academic Year 2020/21

Updated: March 2020

Approved by: March UG Committee

 

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