MG449      Half Unit
Research Methods for Studies in Global Management

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Jonathan Liebenau NAB.4.20

Availability

This course is compulsory on the Global MSc in Management, Global MSc in Management (CEMS MiM) and Global MSc in Management (MBA Exchange). This course is not available as an outside option.

This is a core course for first year Global Masters in Management students only.

Pre-requisites

None

Course content

This course will deliver the core methodological training for students completing a dissertation or extended essay for the Global MSc in Management. It covers issues of research design and research methods for management studies, including sessions on the collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.  Lectures will introduce the principles of a range of research design issues and methodological approaches, while classes will contextualise this teaching in relation to management research.  Drawing on a variety of examples, the course will provide the platform for students to consider a range of design options, as well as methodological techniques, to adopt in their own dissertations or extended essays.  By the end of the course, students will be familiar with a range of research design options and will be better equipped to not only design, but also to collect and analyse data for, their own dissertations or extended essays.

Teaching

20 hours of lectures and 13 hours and 30 minutes of seminars in the MT.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the LT.

A formative assignment will be assigned for the middle of the teaching term (LT) for which students will be expected to submit a 1,000 word initial proposal for their dissertation/extended essay.

Indicative reading

Wray, Alison and Mike Wallace (2006). Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates. London: Sage

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colmb and Joseph Williams (2008). The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ridley, Diana (2008).  The Literature Review: A Step-by-step guide for students. London: Sage.

Tharenou, Phyllis, Ross Donohue, and Brian Cooper (2007).  Management Research Methods. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gill, John and Phil Johnson (2010) Research Methods for Managers (3rd edition). London: Sage

Easterby-Smith, Mark, Richard Thorpe, and Paul Jackson (2012). Management Research (4th edition). London: Sage.

Other readings will be provided during the course.

Assessment

Essay (100%, 3000 words) in the LT.

3000 word essay

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2018/19: Unavailable

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills