Not available in 2013/14
MG302      Half Unit
Topics in Management Research

This information is for the 2013/14 session.


This course is available on the BSc in Accounting and Finance, BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics and BSc in Management. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.


Students must have completed Economics for Management (MN201) and Social Science Research Methods of Management (MN203).
MN201 or equivalent and MN203 or equivalent.

Course content

This course addresses various topics in Management research. In contrast to the Strategy course which largely focuses on interaction between firms, this course emphasises interaction within firms. The intellectual backbone of the course is applied and empirical economics and finance but wherever appropriate contributions from the psychology, sociology and management literature will be discussed. We will mainly deal with issues which are amenable to rigorous empirical investigation. The main objective of the course is to enable students to comprehend and critically assess the literature on selected management topics, to evaluate statements in terms of evidence and to detect false reasoning or logic. Topics may vary but examples are Entrepreneurship, Racial discrimination, Negotiation, Experiments on Incentives, Placebo effects of price, Dangers of performance related pay, Corporate Culture.


10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT. 2 hours of classes in the LT.

Indicative reading

A reading list will be available to students taking the course.


Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Half Unit

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