MG449 Half Unit
Research Methods for Studies in Global Management
This information is for the 2019/20 session.
Dr Jonathan Liebenau NAB 5.14
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.
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 information systems 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 information systems 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.
20 hours of lectures and 13 hours and 30 minutes of seminars in the MT.
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.
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.
Essay (100%, 3000 words) in the LT.
3000 word essay
Total students 2018/19: Unavailable
Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable
Controlled access 2018/19: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills