Core Module Information
Module title: MBA Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: SOE11411
Module leader: Alina Gavris
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


Description of module content:

This module contains no specific subject content, and therefore there is no formal delivery of any material. The individual and unique project topics selected by you will allow you to utilise the methods and techniques introduced in the Skills for Managers module to independently research and acquire detailed knowledge relating to your project. The emphasis is very much on individual development and demonstrating the critical research skills commensurate with postgraduate study. While you will receive supervision, the supervisor’s role is primarily one of facilitation and guidance, with you taking a pro-active stance to the assimilation and analysis of relevant literature, leading to the design and execution of appropriate research. The production of a project, critically reflecting on the research undertaken and presenting robust and evidence-based arguments, is the ultimate goal of this module. Although the project is subject-specific, the skills used within the project are transferable and relevant to a range of situations you may find yourself in, in your current or future organisation.

A number of exemplars will be available on the VLE to support you, and the guidelines for writing the project are given in the MBA Project Handbook.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On successful completion, you should be able to:

LO1: Plan and design an MBA research project in a relevant business and management area which has the potential to make a contribution to subject discipline knowledge and improvements in organisational performance.
LO2: Review and critique the relevant body of knowledge relating to your chosen topic, leading to set of robust and clearly-defined aims and objectives.
LO3: Critically evaluate and defend the research approach adopted in the project research.
LO4: Execute, analyse and interpret research data leading to well-argued conclusions and recommendations.
LO5: Reflect on personal and professional development, as well as the approaches and outcomes of the research.

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