MG469      Half Unit
Extended Essay for Management

This information is for the 2020/21 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Jonathan Liebenau


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


Students must have taken MG449 Research Methods for Studies in Global Management (CP-1016)

Course content

Students will undertake an extended essay which should normally be based on previously studied courses. It will not involve any primary research.


1 hour of lectures in the MT. 2 hours of lectures in the ST.

Formative coursework

Students will be required to submit a short outline of their proposed topic in week 8/9 of Lent term in order for a supervisor to be allocated. The supervisor will provide “light touch” supervision.

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.


Essay (100%, 6000 words).

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2019/20: Unavailable

Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable

Controlled access 2019/20: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills