Course Brief

The course is designed to facilitate and support students to:

  • Develop an individual research project relevant to management practice;
  • Demonstrate a critical approach to existing and published research;
  • Demonstrate their understanding of what research is, how it is designed, carried out, and reported on;
  • Acquire and try out data collection skills;
  • Analyse and interpret data;
  • Demonstrate their competence in writing a well-structured and elaborated research report.

  • This course is offered in 120 hours

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Understand the process of planning, researching and writing an original piece of work;
  2. Manage a large, sustained task independently and to plan and control a project over an extended period and to meet deadlines;
  3. Define and analyse a complex business problem, along with an ability to integrate academic knowledge and practical applications;
  4. Critically assess theoretical concepts and formulate appropriate conceptual frameworks, synthesize and reflect upon a range of sources, learn from experience and apply theory;
  5. Search for appropriate academic journals, and disseminate information effectively;
  6. Make judgements about the quality and authenticity of data, to be sensitive to ethical issues related to
    research activities;
  7. Recognize the importance of research ethics and design a research approach which complies with ethical principles;
  8. Use appropriate research support software tools;
  9. Collect data following research guidelines;
  10. Develop high standards in interpreting research data accurately; present and discuss data appropriately;
  11. Draw meaningful conclusions and, where appropriate make viable recommendations;
  12. Format an academic manuscript effectively.
  • How to find a research question
  • How to conduct a literature Review
  • Understand different research approaches (qualitative versus quantitative research)
  • How to design questionnaire?
  • How to design an interview protocol?
  • What are ethical issues related to research?
  • How to analyse your data?
  • How to write a dissertation?

Students sign-up with a supervisor at the beginning of the academic year. In term 1, groups of students have weekly sessions facilitated by their supervisors, where students develop a research design for their individual projects. In term 2, when students start carrying out their research projects (collecting and processing data, and write up their dissertation), students have both one-to-one with their supervisors as well as group sessions, depending on the particular needs of students. In terms 1 and 2, weekly lectures are provided to support the student-supervisor relationship, offering introductions to methodology, methods, chapter structure, referencing. A number of tools and example-dissertations are available through Moodle to further support the student-supervisor relationship.

Literature Review, Research Ethics, Dissertation

  • BA (Hons) Business Management with specialism in Marketing

    This inter-disciplinary degree programme provides a rigorous grounding in business management by developing
    your understanding of key aspects of organisations. You will develop a detailed awareness of organisational
    behaviour, human resource management, business functions, regulatory frameworks, business ethics, international
    business and cultures, entrepreneurship and strategic management. You will acquire people and management skills
    as well as developing your analytical skills, your capacity for critical judgement and your ability to make reasoned
    choices between alternative solutions.

    At SBCS we focus on -

    • Producing graduates who are capable of thinking critically, creatively and ethically.
    • Graduates who are team players with the ability to communicate persuasively.

    Highlights at a glance -

    • Final Year (Top-up)
    • Global Recognition
    • Excellent Facilities and Administrative Support
    • Expert Lecturers