School of Business, Management and Economics

MBA Final Project (708N1D)

MBA Final Project

Module 708N1D

Module details for 2017/18.

45 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

This course will provide you with an introduction to social science research. The research process is first explained, and then consideration is given to the advantages and limitations of three of the most widely-used research strategies: i.e. case studies; questionnaire surveys and personal interviews; and the statistical analysis of secondary data. In addition, instruction will be given in how to carry out and write a good literature review, and how to write a Management Project Report in the style of a research paper.

Basic concepts and terms
Ethics in research, objectivity
Research planning, including structuring of research
Problem identification
Source of information, primary and secondary
Discussion of research topics, evaluation of conclusions
Practical application of statistical methods to research including data analysis
Presentation of research projects with discussion
Case Studies

Module learning outcomes

Develop a critical, deep and systematic understanding of conceptual and complex issues surrounding quantitative and qualitative research methods

Recognise the purpose of a literature review, access relevant academic literature, and produce a suitably focused literature review which demonstrates a critical analysis of the chosen topic area

Select and apply an appropriate research strategy; acquire and analyse data applying the principles of statistical analysis; and demonstrate a deep understanding of how to structure and write a research paper

Critically survey and analyse relevant theories and models using appropriate instruments and electronic databases.

Select appropriate methods and generate valid primary research findings

Effectively plan a proposal and organise and self-manage a research project.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework100.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 8 5.00%
ProjectT2 Week 8 5.00%
TestT2 Week 8 (1 hour)10.00%
DissertationA3 Week 3 80.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

Mr Steven Brieger

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/438280

Prof Susan Newell

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/341460

Prof Constantin Blome

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/341463

Mr Pushyarag Nellikka Puthuserry

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/386463

Dr Maria Restuccia

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/335995

Ms Dawn Howard

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/331440

Dr Maya Cara

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/362262

Dr Petros Chamakiotis

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/360821

Dr Nikolaos Karouzakis

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/360057

Dr Achilleas Boukis

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/330370

Prof John Da Silva Luiz

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/397306

Ms Isabel Fischer

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/269069

Ms Lisa Blatch

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/273876

Dr Yong Yang

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/291879

Dr Josh Siepel

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/166461

Mr Souroush Ahmadi

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/217470

Dr Piera Morlacchi

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/154545

Dr Anthony Alexander

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/409735

Dr Natalia Slutskaya

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/379707

Dr Vikrant Shirodkar

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/307686

Dr Raphael Silberzahn

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/406543

Dr Elaine Swan

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/407499

Mr Youngha Chang

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/301609

Dr Norifumi Kawai

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/291589

Dr Brian Ross

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/378753

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