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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5423

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
159941

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 1)

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)

Course aim

This course provides students with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of;

  • Principles and methods of management research applied in an organisation;
  • The planning and execution of a research project, including establishing the key research issues, collecting data and analysing it;
  • Writing a major report to a board or a senior management group.

Students completing the course develop an advanced body of knowledge that:

  • Enables them to critically analyse and appropriately use research methods approaches to issues in organisations of all types, including global businesses;
  • Provides a pathway to further learning and professional development after the MBA.

Course content

Topics included in this course include:

  • Introduction to management research
  • Identifying research questions or key issues
  • Data collection: qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques
  • Critical analysis of and use of secondary data
  • Critical analysis of and use of primary data
  • Action research and evaluation
  • Report writing and presentation/publication.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of 40 units in the MBA program.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 7 weeks
Workshop 9 hours equiv x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion ) 30 hours equiv x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION (INTENSIVE)
External 30 hours equiv x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Seminars 15 hours AND online 15 hours equiv 30 hours equiv x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Report 4000 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Report 4000 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Report 4000 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Report 4000 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Report 4000 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Report 4000 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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