• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical origins of the different methodological approaches used in management and organization.
  2. Identify management and organization problems and ensuing research needs through the critical analysis of extant knowledge.
  3. Recognize the role of scientific theory in relating and representing the management and organization world.
  4. Implement the scientific method when translating management and organization research needs into formal research questions and goals.
  5. Apply inquiry to investigate management and organization issues with the goal to expand theoretical knowledge in the field by using the scientific method.
  6. Differentiate between the various scientific explanations of management and organization phenomena.
  7. Critically evaluate the different research approaches and designs used in management and organization research.
  8. Develop a proposal that acknowledges the role of values and ethics in the unique kinds of theorizing in the areas of management and organization.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Group Critique Assignment (10%) and Presentation (10%) (20) [LO 1,3,7]
  2. In Class Quiz (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
  3. Oral Presentation of Research Proposal (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
  4. Research Proposal (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed BUSN8013 or MGMT4006.

Prescribed Texts

Readings and texts will be posted on the Wattle site for this course.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2682 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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