MGX5901 - Research report (introduction) - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Ross Donohue

Coordinator(s)

Dr Ross Donohue (Caulfield)

Dr Erhan Atay (Malaysia)

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Malaysia

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

Students need to be granted permission before undertaking this unit and to have completed MGX5000 with a minimum grade of 70%, and 24 credit points of course work with an average grade of 70%.

Synopsis

Students conduct an original research project on a significant issue in management. The project can be purely theoretical; eg: a literature review leading to development of a new model and/or propositions for future research; an empirical examination such as a test of hypotheses based on primary survey data and/or interviews; a test of hypotheses based on secondary data sources, exploratory or explanatory case study work, experimental or simulation work, or the development of a methodology contributing to the solution of a significant organisational problem.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify a research project on a significant issue in the field management
  2. identify and critically evaluate relevant literature on the research topic
  3. identify and critically evaluate an appropriate methodology for the research project.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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