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MN50759: Dissertation in business analytics

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 30      [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 600
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Dissertation period
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: DS100
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
This unit aims to provide you with the experience of all stages of a research project. Learning Outcome:
* Identify (or define) a business analytics problem in a chosen area of interest [CILO:K1, K2, P3]
* Choose an appropriate technique from the literature or developing their own solution method [CILO:K3, K4, I5]
* Implement a solution method for the problem. Interpret the results of the method used, derive managerial insights, and suggest courses of action [CILO:P2, P4, I6]
* Present the problem and the solution in written form in a dissertation that conforms to acceptable standards of presentation and expression [CILO:I6, P6].

See LO section.

The problem definition, literature review, methodology selection, and analysis. The research project may be based upon a real-world problem from a sponsor company.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50759 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management


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