12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Term 2 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
- Term 4 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
Students conduct an original research project on a significant issue in management. The project can be purely theoretical; e.g.: 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.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- conduct a research project on a significant issue in the field management
- critically evaluate the extant literature based on the relevant research topic
- design and execute a research plan, identifying appropriate methodology contributing to the overall analysis
- critically analyse the findings in a major analytical report on the project.
Within semester assessment: 100%
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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Students need to have achieved a minimum grade of 70% in MGS5000 and be granted permission before undertaking this unit.