MAN-40252 - Dissertation (FTMBA)
Lecture Time:
Level: Level 7
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

Based on a research proposal, the dissertation gives students the opportunity to enact the designed and approved project. The dissertation forms a substantial part of the overall study leading to the award of the MBA. Accordingly, a high standard of achievement will be expected and the dissertation should draw on the intellectual and analytical skills and knowledge developed during the course. The module also provides an opportunity for students to develop their interests in a particular area and to demonstrate an ability to undertake individual, independent research.

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate an ability to independently complete a major piece of research work with supervision: 1
locate particular research interests in an appropriate research paradigm and to choose an appropriate methodology: 1
locate, synthesise and critically evaluate relevant literature in their chosen field of study: 1
present an appropriate and critical analysis of the research findings: 1
present the overall work in a meaningful, coherent and scholarly manner: 1
identify, select and define an appropriate and achievable topic: 1
appreciate the importance of an ethical approach to the dissertation: 1

Study hours

Total study hours will include 8 hours supervision (to include reading and feeding back on interim work) and independent study (292 hours). The breakdown of hours depends on the individual project that the student is working on. As the dissertation is an independent research project, the individual student is responsible for managing the study hours allocated to the module.

School Rules

Barred module combinations:
MAN-40256 Consultancy Project
MAN-40200 Placement

Description of Module Assessment