Business Research Project

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB127A20
Vaknaam Business Research Project
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
ECTS 20

Uitgebreide vaknaam Business Research Project
Leerdoelen In successfully completing the course, students would have demonstrated the ability to:
1. Plan, negotiate and agree a research project that responds to and addresses the needs of an organisation appropriately and successfully.
2. Translate a complex issue into a business research problem statement.
3. Develop a research plan that addresses this problem.
4. Consider and respond appropriately to relevant problems of access, ethics and resource both in planning the research and during research practice.
5. Analyze the research business problem using (an) appropriate management theor(y)ies.
6. Successfully apply appropriate methods of data generation and analysis.
7. Perform the research process as specified in the research proposal.
8. Report on the research project and findings in an appropriate manner.
9. Maintain a good working relationship with partners at all times.
10. Critically reflect on the research process.
Omschrijving As the desired learning outcomes suggest, the course aims to enable the development of competences in business research as an actual practice in business environment. In undertaking and completing a whole research project, from planning through implementation to reporting, students are being provided with an opportunity to experience and develop competences in all aspects of the business research process. This makes it distinct from the research training that students receive at earlier stages in their degree program where the focus is on specific elements of research practice. The course is also clearly distinct from other opportunities during which undergraduate students might have to undertake a more theoretical assignment in that it involves working and collaborating with others in an extra-academic context – a business context in which pressures, requirements and expectations are quite different from learning environment at the university.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm bijeenkomst(en), workshop(s)
(Individual meetings with lecturer, in-company days)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), paper
(Written research paper, reflection paper)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. J.S. Gusc
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Researching Organizations: The Practice of Organizational Fieldwork, 1st ed., SAGE Publications, 2014 Jones, Matthew 9781446257227 ca. €  38,00
Entreevoorwaarden This course is allowed only for the selected participants of the BSc Minor Internship Business Research.
Opmerkingen For more information contact the coordinator dr. J.S. Gusc, j.s.gusc@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  (minor Internship Business Research) 3 semester I verplicht