Management Research Essay

Subject MGMT40004 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: To be advised
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission into MC-COMMG, MC-COMMK or BH-COM



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Students are required to undertake research in a topic of their choice, subject to approval by the honours coordinator and under the supervision of a management staff member. In conjunction with a supervisor, students select and research a management related topic for two semesters during their honours year. The topic can be drawn from any of the areas of management covered by the department.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
• Formulate a research question
• Identify an appropriate methodology to collect and analyse data relevant to the research question
• Explain their area of research
• Explain their research findings to others in a written format


A research essay of up to 12 000 words (exclusive of appendices, footnoting etc.) due end of Semester 2 (100%)

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject students should have improved the following generic skills:
• Analytical and critical thinking fostered through the identification of a research topic and completion of a literature review
• Application of existing theories and research relevant to a research topic
• Research, both in terms of accessing various forms of research material and the systematic manner in which it is conducted
• Written communication, particularly in relation to the logical presentation of independent points of view, derived from the analysis of research information
• Working independently on a large research project

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