Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Research report  (10,000 words)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Research report  (10,000 words)  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Assess and evaluate information from a range of sources.

2. Undertake a targeted review of literature.

3. Design and conduct business-related research.

4. Analyse and present results.

5. Present valid discussion, conclusion and recommendations.

6. Identify associated management or policy implications.

Brief description

This module consolidates business management, marketing, economics, business finance and tourism management skills in the framework of in-depth study of a topic selected by the student under the guidance of members of academic staff. Support is provided through lectures on research techniques, project management, managerial implications, workshops, seminars and supervision.


No set syllabus. The lectures, seminars and workshops provide general guidance on research design and methodology. The topic for the research project can be drawn from any area of economics, finance, business and management, marketing or tourism management, provided that there is suitable and sufficient reading material available, and a member of staff is available to supervise in the chosen area of study. The topic is chosen in consultation with the module coordinator and other members of staff at the start of the academic year.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Opportunities for use of quantitative techniques appropriate to the selected topic
Communication Through supervision, developing proposal, monitoring progress, revising draft
Improving own Learning and Performance Organizational and research skills; developing skill of learning how to learn independently.
Information Technology Accessing internet for appropriate reference material; use of information technology in data analysis, preparation and presentation of report.
Personal Development and Career planning Self-management, initiative, independence and self-awareness.
Problem solving Discussion in preparatory lectures, development in project proposal and applied in research and completion of report.
Research skills Obtaining, selecting, assimilating information from a variety of sources for preparing report.
Subject Specific Skills Application of qualitative and quantitative skills to specific management scenarios and current business environment.
Team work


This module is at CQFW Level 6