• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Commerce, Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Alessandra Capezio
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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The course provides students with an understanding of the key research techniques that facilitate the development of strategy, market research and decision making in the business context. Knowledge of these techniques will also enhance students' understanding of how business-related research informs business decision making. The course will enhance students' analytical awareness, clear thinking and their ability to communicate, which are all critical graduate skills.


The aims of this course include:

  • Exposure to business decision making and informed users of business research
  • Development of effective research requests and proposals which clearly address organisational strategy
  • Development of skills to effectively present research findings
  • Development of the understanding necessary to communicate and interact effectively, as well as evaluate the validity and reliability of research studies/results
  • Development of understanding of the ethical and social issues associated with business research.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1. define, explain and illustrate, from theoretical and practical perspectives, decision making concepts and processes in business settings;
  2. describe and evaluate research concepts and methods in a business setting;
  3. evaluate business research designs, including measurement and sampling methods; and,
  4. prepare research proposals and write research reports.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

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Preliminary Reading

Cooper, Donald and Schindler, Pamela (2007) Business Research Methods. McGrawHill, 10th edition (selected chapters).


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9288 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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