MG497      Half Unit
Dissertation: MSc Management and Strategy

This information is for the 2018/19 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Jorn Rothe NAB5.01


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Management and Strategy. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The dissertation consists of a research project within the subject of management. Students work on this project individually under the guidance of a dissertation advisor. The dissertation should make a contribution towards understanding a topic or question related to management based on original analysis and empirical evidence.


There will be an introductory meeting, which will set out the requirements for the dissertation, the process, caution of plagiarism, etc. After this meeting students are welcome to approach staff with preliminary ideas in one-to-one meetings.

Formative coursework

Students will receive feedback on a preliminary proposal (to be submitted by the end of Michaelmas Term) and will be allocated a dissertation advisor, under whose guidance they will complete a detailed project proposal by the end of Lent Term. Students work on their dissertation over the summer, with supervision available until the end of the Summer Term.


Dissertation (100%, 6000 words) post-summer term.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2017/18: 70

Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable

Controlled access 2017/18: No

Value: Half Unit

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