Module title: Skills for Managers

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE11126
Module leader: Moira Hughes
School The Business School
Subject area group: International Business
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

The content of this module is informed by the Chartered Management Institute’s ‘Chartered Manager Skills’, as well as the academic requirements of the MBA programme. The focus of this module is to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to prepare you for a range of challenges in your academic and professional career.
Specifically, the emphasis is on developing research skills that will equip you with the expertise to undertake relevant and topical research allied to your MBA Project. The core material covers:
a) critiquing academic and practitioner research from a range of published sources,
b) developing tools and techniques for writing a critical literature review,
c) methodological considerations,
d) research design,
e) research ethics,
f) qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection,
g) manual and computer-based techniques of data analysis and,
h) evaluating and communicating your research.

Learning Outcomes for module:

At the end of the module you should be able to:

LO1: Critique a range of literature sources with the aim of developing a critical literature review for a selection of academic and management projects.
LO2: Critically identify and evaluate research methodologies, together with relevant methods and techniques for the collection and analysis of data.
LO3: Demonstrate a critical awareness of your own practice in conducting a research study in terms of typical ethical, political and individual dimensions of business research.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - SAUNDERS M, LEWIS P AND THORNHILL A RESEARCH METHODS FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS: PRENTICE HALL, 6th ed.
Recommended - BRYMAN A AND BELL E BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 4th ed.
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