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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2018 - 2019

Module Title Business Project
Module Code MG499
School DCUBS

Online Module Resources

NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The project on the European Business programme at DCUBS is intended to be a central and integrating element of the degree. It is a year long module designed to afford students the opportunity to exercise their creative, questioning, analytic, and writing skills in a focused and practical manner. It is also intended to give students the chance to develop an in-depth understanding of some specific topic related to business. At the end of the academic year (comprising two semesters) you are required to; 1. Produce a written document consisting around 10,000 words 2. Present your work to examiners in a formal 15 minute presentation

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a sound grasp of the theoretical principles affecting a defined area of business.
2. Produce a written research document consisting around 10,000 words
3. Present your work to examiners in a formal 15 minute presentation
4. Synthesise existing sets of knowledge
5. Demonstrate a capacity for original thought, logical argument and the ability to discuss objectively and rigorously
6. Perform primary research to explore further specific aspects of a business problem.
7. Reference all materials cited, using Harvard style

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Weekly meetings with project advisor
Independent Study100Reading and preparation of literature review
Independent Study4Library instruction on aspects of research
Independent Study100Independent project work undertaken by student (data collection/analysis/writing)
Group work4Class presentations on discussion articles
Assignment Completion24Preparation of research proposal
Total Workload: 256

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative content
Discussion will cover the key text for the module as noted on moodle - Resesarch Methods for Business Students 4e, by Saunders, Lewis and Thornhill with accompanying class exercises and presentations including 1. the nature of business and management research 2. formulating and clarifying the research topic by using DCU's Business library 3.critically reviewing the literature 4. understanding research philosophies 5. formulating research design 6. negotiating access and research ethics 7.selecting samples and secondary data 8. Data collection 9. Data Analysis 10. Writing up the project- 11. Preparing for presentation and oral

Resources and Exercises used from Companion Website for Research Methods for Business Students, fourth edition.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    1216, DCU library guide to citation, Dublin City University, 2009, DCU library guide to citation, DCU, DCU, http://www.library.dcu.ie/citing&refquide08.pdf, 1217, Online guide to avoiding plagiarism, Cardiff University, 2009, Online guide to avoiding plagiarism, Cardiff, Cardiff University, https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/plagiarism/tutorial/index.html,
    Programme or List of Programmes
    EBBA in Global Business
    EBCBA in Global Business (Canada)
    EBFBA in Global Business (France)
    EBGBA in Global Business (Germany)
    EBSBA in Global Business (Spain)
    EBTBA in Global Business (USA)