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IN4502: DISSERTATION IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 23 Nov 2022 10:51


Course Overview

Students in this course conduct independent research under the guidance of a supervisor. They can select their own dissertation topic or choose one of a range of topics offered by staff within Business Management. Students undertake a qualitative and/or quantitative piece of empirical research and produce a dissertation at the end of the process. This course provides them with an opportunity to develop a range of generic and research-specific skills including critical thinking, argumentation, writing, time management, review of literature, research design, and data analysis.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr King Omeihe

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Research project and data management; self-evaluation of learning; written communication skills. This course primarily consists of students' self-directing their own research project and writing it up. The project should be in an area related to business or management interpreted broadly. In particular, joint honours students may choose to do a dissertation covering aspects of both their chosen disciplines, provided there are staff in Management Studies willing and able to supervise it.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 9, 11, 15

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Individual feedback

To take place: Week 39 or 40 – after the final teaching week of the second half session.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseDevelop a critical appreciation of the research work of others
ConceptualApplyAssimilate extensive amounts of literature and data and select broadly that which is relevant to their chosen topic
ConceptualEvaluateIntegrate knowledge from previously studied courses for application in a manner of their own selection.
ReflectionCreateDevelop originality/ independence of thought in devising further research work
ReflectionCreateDevelop their own styles of expression and logical structure of presentation after consideration of alternatives.
ReflectionEvaluateDiagnose from the selection what is significant material for research reporting purposes

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateDevelop originality/ independence of thought in devising further research work
ConceptualAnalyseDevelop a critical appreciation of the research work of others
ReflectionCreateDevelop their own styles of expression and logical structure of presentation after consideration of alternatives.
ConceptualEvaluateIntegrate knowledge from previously studied courses for application in a manner of their own selection.
ConceptualApplyAssimilate extensive amounts of literature and data and select broadly that which is relevant to their chosen topic
ReflectionEvaluateDiagnose from the selection what is significant material for research reporting purposes

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