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MN50759: Dissertation in business analytics

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 30 [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 600
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Dissertation period
Assessment Summary: DS100
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Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: This unit aims to provide you with the experience of all stages of a research project.

Learning Outcomes:
* 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].

Skills: See LO Section

Content: The problem definition, literature review, methodology selection, and analysis. The research project may be based upon a real-world problem from a sponsor company.

Programme availability:

MN50759 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management


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