BSc Information Technology Management for Business / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
ITMB Final Year Project
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
A series of lectures, seminars and individual meetings with seminar leaders to assist students with:
- Procedures and deadlines
- Designing and planning a project
- Literature Review
- Formulating a research question
- Qualitative and quantitative data collection
- Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
- Evaluating a project
- Writing a project report
- Presenting a project
The aim of a final year project is to assess students as they demonstrate the application of academic knowledge and research skills to a real-world problem related to information technology management for businesses. The final year ITMB project will involve individual work and support will be provided in lecturers, individual meetings, and small group seminars.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Structure the stages of a research project to analyse a problem and develop a solution;
- Develop and defend novel research questions regarding information systems;
- Conduct literature surveys and collect, manage, analyse and evaluate data related to information technology in a management setting;
- Understand the relationship between theoretical frameworks and research methodology;
- Understand when and how to use different methods for collecting and analysing primary and secondary data, and apply this in an individual research project;
- Understand the practical challenges of collecting and analysing data using different methods (including reflection on ethical issues involved);
- Use a referencing system (e.g. Harvard) with consistency and accuracy; and
- Communicate your project to others with a general grounding in IT and management through written reports, presentations, and/or practical demonstrations.
Teaching and learning methods
Lecture hours: 20
Student-led Seminars hours: 16
Individual meeting hours: 6 x 20 minutes (2 hours)
Private study: 362
Total study hours: 400 hours split between lectures, project workshops, self-study and preparation for classes, coursework and examinations.
Informal Contact Methods
1. Office Hours
2. Online Learning Activities (e.g. discussion board)
Formative: In seminars from peers and project tutor, individual meetings with seminar leaders, and initial research proposal.
Summative: All of the following deliverables for this course unit are to be individually undertaken. The two summative assessments include.
- project report (80%) &
- 20-minute presentation (20%)
Formative feedback will be given to the students on their project work by their seminar leader. Summative feedback will be provided individually on the individual assessments.
Robson, C., How to do a Research Project: A Guide for Undergraduate Students, Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
Saunders, M., et al., Research Methods for Business Students, 7 Edition, Pearson, 2015.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||16|
|Independent study hours|
|Tahir Abbas Syed||Unit coordinator|
Lecturers: Tahir abbas Syed, Duncan Shaw
Seminar leaders: Pedro Sampaio, Tahir Abbas Syed, Dawn Holmes
Pre-requisites: ITMB year 1 and 2.
Dependent courses: none
Programme Restrictions: For ITMB students only.
For Academic Year 2023/24
Updated: March 2023
Approved by: March UG Committee