Gathering and interpreting information is critical to business decision-making. Having a firm grasp of business research methods can enable managers and business leaders to make better decisions and to solve problems more effectively. Students taking this course will develop a firm grasp of research methods and the research process in the business context. In so doing, students will further develop their analytical awareness and an ability to communicate, as well as the ability to discriminate between good research and bad research.
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:
- define, explain and illustrate, from theoretical and practical perspectives, decision making concepts and processes in business settings;
- describe and evaluate research concepts and methods in a business setting;
- evaluate business research designs, including measurement and sampling methods; and,
- prepare research proposals and write research reports.
See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.
The assessment for this course will comprise:
- Assignment 1: Report-Research article critique 15%
- Assignment 2: Report-Research proposal 35%
- Final Exam 50%
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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 (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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