MG497      Half Unit
Dissertation: MSc Management and Strategy

This information is for the 2020/21 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 submit a preliminary proposal 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.

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: 82

Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable

Controlled access 2019/20: No

Value: Half Unit

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