- Code MGMT8006
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Management
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Management
- Areas of interest Management
This course aims to introduce research students to a scientific approach to the study of management, marketing and international business issues. The focus is on equipping students with the fundamental knowledge and skills for undertaking both quantitative and qualitative research and to critically evaluate research conducted by others. The course is divided into four interrelated segments: problem formulation/conceptualisation, implementation, analysis, and publication and communication of research findings. Due emphasis will be given to the use of computers in data analysis. At the end of the course, students can expect to have acquired an appreciation of the research process both as a craft and as methodology.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical origins of the different methodological approaches used in management and organization.
- Identify management and organization problems and ensuing research needs through the critical analysis of extant knowledge.
- Recognize the role of scientific theory in relating and representing the management and organization world.
- Implement the scientific method when translating management and organization research needs into formal research questions and goals.
- Apply inquiry to investigate management and organization issues with the goal to expand theoretical knowledge in the field by using the scientific method.
- Differentiate between the various scientific explanations of management and organization phenomena.
- Critically evaluate the different research approaches and designs used in management and organization research.
- Develop a proposal that acknowledges the role of values and ethics in the unique kinds of theorizing in the areas of management and organization.
- Group Critique Assignment (10%) and Presentation (10%) (20) [LO 1,3,7]
- In Class Quiz (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
- Oral Presentation of Research Proposal (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
- Research Proposal (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Readings and texts will be posted on the Wattle site for this course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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