The research methods module arrives towards the end of the MBA programme and is not only intended to integrate knowledge acquired on the programme, but also to provide an understanding of how to plan research and to write a research proposal. These are skill sets considered important for MBA students to have acquired.
These guidance notes are intended to introduce to you the core subject areas needed to develop skills in conceptualising research, making use of available literature, designing a research strategy and to collect data & information in order to communicate answers to a series of well-conceived research questions.
This in turn will prepare students for the final stage of the course in writing a thesis, a business development proposal or to attempt an integrated case study.
These guidance notes are written to enable the students to prepare for the assessment of this module, which normally would be in the form of a written research proposal.