Business Diagnosis and Design

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM042A05
Vaknaam Business Diagnosis and Design
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b (en semester II b)
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Business Diagnosis and Design
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. search and apply academic literature that is relevant to solve a practical management problem.
2. recognize and analyze a complex managerial problem in a firm's context, develop and execute a research proposal, write a research report including practical recommendations and to defend his/her work.
3. collect data from a firm following professional standards concerning communication and project management (e.g. meet deadlines under time pressure).
Omschrijving In most master courses, students study many theories but usually do not have the oportunity to apply the acquired knowledge in a real-life business context. This course is developed to give students of the MScBA Small Business & Entrepreneurship the opportunity to personally experience this part of academic research. This course will be organized around themes linked to the MScBA Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Students are allocated to a theme based on their preferences. Students will form small groups (max. 3 students) and perform an empirical study in a firm or business context. Each group is responsible to find one or more (small) firm(s), identify a management problem, develop a research method based on the guidelines of the course, execute the research, and write a research report including practical implications of the study.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm werkcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm paper, presentatie(s)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. E.P.M. Croonen
Docent(en) dr. E.P.M. Croonen ,dr. C.H.M. Lutz
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
For each theme, the supervisor will propose a limited reading list (approx. 6 articles). Various
Entreevoorwaarden This course is only open to students of the MSc BA Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Opmerkingen Secretary: m.berghuis@rug.nl, tel.: 050 363 3453
Email contact lecturer: e.p.m.croonen@rug.nl, tel.: 050 363 7236
This course is also available in semester 2b.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc BA - Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E  (basisprogramma SB&E) 1 semester I b verplicht