MBAZ604-20T2 (C) Term Two 2020

Business Research Methods

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 May 2020
End Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 17 July 2020

Description

Business research methods including statistical and qualitative approaches are introduced. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake academic and professional research in the field of business.

Business research methods including statistical and qualitative approaches are introduced. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake academic and professional research in the field of business.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a highly-developed understanding of accounting and/or management and/or business information systems as areas for advanced study and research.

2. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of business research methods at the conceptual or meta-level and be able to translate this understanding into practical, critical and strategic thinking within the professional accounting and/or management and/or business information systems disciplines.

3. Critically consider various research designs, broad methodologies, frameworks, techniques and models and apply the most appropriate to specific accounting and/or management and/or business information systems research contexts.

4. Critically consider specific business research analytical tools and apply the most appropriate to specific business research design.

5. Compile, critically analyse, interpret and apply statistical data.

6. Prepare a research project proposal focusing on an area of accounting and/or management and/or business information systems which exhibits the aforementioned tools and designs.

Pre-requisites

Subject to the approval of the Programme Director

Restrictions

MBUS642, MBAD679

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00 Rehua 005 18 May - 9 Aug
02 Monday 17:00 - 20:00 Rehua 005 18 May - 31 May
8 Jun - 9 Aug

Timetable Note

PLEASE NOTE: As April 25 is Anzac day, the April 25 lecture will be held on Wednesday April 26 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in room L108

Stream 1: Tuesday 9am-12noon (note: Wednesday 1pm-4pm in Week 1)

Stream 2: Friday 9am-12noon

Course Coordinator

Trevor Nesbit

Trevor Nesbit – email:  trevor.nesbit@canterbury.ac.nz

Assessment

Quantitative Data Analysis Project worth 25% due end of Week 8

Research Project Proposal worth 40% due in Week 10

(An initial draft version can be handed in by end of Week 5 with feedback being given by end of Week 8).

Take Home Exam worth 35% in Week 10

Textbooks / Resources

Bryman, Alan and Emma Bell (2011), Business Research Methods, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press.

Course links

LEARN

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,218.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Business Taught Masters Programmes on the department and colleges page.

All MBAZ604 Occurrences

  • MBAZ604-20T2 (C) Term Two 2020