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Business School Dissertation

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N13311

Semester: Double

Convenor: Linda D. Peters

Credits & Level: 20 credits; Level 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Available to Part II single honours Business School students only.

Delivery: Independent study over an extended period (commencing in the summer vacation prior to student's final year, finishing at the end of the final year). It also includes a limited number of supervision sessions with staff from the Business School.

Assessment: A dissertation of between 10,000 and 20,000 words. (100%)

Summary of Content This module is an opportunity for students to work largely independently and in depth on a subject of their choice to be approved by staff from the School of Business.

Aims To develop discipline-based knowledge and skills via an in-depth study of a business problem or research issue.

Key Words: Research; Project Management; Independent Study; Specialist Topic.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The topic area selected for study in the dissertation.
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate a range of business data, sources of information and appropriate methodologies, which includes the need for strong digital literacy, and to use that research for evidence-based decision-making
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time
  • Articulating and effectively explaining information



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