MG469      Half Unit
Extended Essay for Management

This information is for the 2023/24 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Jonathan Liebenau MAR 5.30


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 either 'Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (MY451A / MY451W)', 'Applied Regression Analysis (MY452A / MY452W)' or 'Intermediate Quantitative Analysis (MY465)'.

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 AT. 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 Winter 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).

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2022/23: 57

Average class size 2022/23: Unavailable

Controlled access 2022/23: No

Value: Half Unit

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Personal development skills

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