Business Research and Consulting

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM151A05
Vaknaam Business Research and Consulting
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b (en Ia, IIa en IIb)
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Business Research and Consulting
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
1. Translate a complex managerial issue into a business problem statement.
2. Develop a research plan that addresses this business problem.
3. Search and select relevant academic literature related to the business problem.
4. Analyze the business problem using appropriate theory and methods.
5. Contribute to the research team as master-level consultant and researcher.
6. Present the results and discuss the findings and recommendations with the problem owners.
7. Critically reflect on the research process, using literature on research methodology.
8. Critically reflect on the used academic literature in relation to the empirical findings and results.
Omschrijving Mixed teams of maximum four students (both from bachelor and master programmes in Economics and Business) will examine a real managerial issue. They translate the issue into a problem statement that can be addressed within the time frame of this course. Inherent parts of this course are that mixed teams of students 1) visit the company, 2) carry out desk research and literature search, 3) develop a research design (qualitative and/or quantitative), 4) analyze the results 5) draw conclusions and 6) propose a feasible solution including implementation steps to address the problem of a company. Master students have to reflect on the research process from methodological and theoretical perspectives and their role as master-level consultant and researcher.
Uren per week 16
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, intervisie, practica
(Tutorials on research and consultancy skills, team meetings with supervisor, and field visits.)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en)
(A portfolio which includes: 1) a group report of the research outcome in which the problem solving process, conclusions and recommendations are described (so research proposal, research design, data description, data analysis, answering the research problem and recommendations); 2) a short group essay to relate the problem solving process to management theory; 3) a short group essay to critically reflect on the research process and the role as master-level consultant and researcher.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. J. Riezebos
Docent(en) drs. J.W.E.G. Fleischeuer ,dr. J.S. Gusc ,drs. G.F. Haanstra ,dr. B.J.W. Pennink
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Business Research Projects: A solution-oriented approach, 2006, Taylor & Amp; Francis Ltd
Keizer, Jimme, and Piet Kempen 9780750665735 ca. €  55,00
Entreevoorwaarden 1. Please first fill out the webform on www.rug.nl/feb/brc no later than two weeks before the enrolment period ends. In this form we ask you to fill out your personal details and to briefly state your motivation to take part in this course and your availability. Only if more students apply than we have capacity for in one block, we will have to do a selection based on the webforms.
2. You will hear from us whether you are admitted to the course in time for you to enroll for another elective if needed.
3. You don't have to register for this course in Progress: we will take care of that for you.
Opmerkingen The companies that participate in this course will be arranged by the Careers Company. This course will be given in English, but in some cases communication (f.e. with companies) might be in Dutch. As we cannot guarantee there will be enough positions for all applying students, we will close the enrolment period for this course two weeks earlier than the normal period. You will be informed whether you are admitted in time to be able to register in Progress for another elective. BR&C will run in every half-semester.
Upon completion of the course, master students will receive 5 credits. In some master programmes, the course might not be listed as a recognized elective, in which case you have to contact your programme director in order to find out whether you may list it as an elective course within or on top of your programme. Please do so before you apply through the web form in order to avoid disappointments.
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Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc) without limited access ) 1 semester I a keuze
Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc) without limited access ) 1 semester I b keuze
Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc) without limited access ) 1 semester II b keuze
Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc) without limited access ) 1 semester II a keuze
DD MSc IE&B – Corvinus University, Budapest (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken B DD MSc IE&B - CUB) 1 semester II a keuze
DD MSc IE&B – Corvinus University, Budapest (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken B DD MSc IE&B - CUB) 1 semester I b keuze
DD MSc IE&B – Corvinus University, Budapest (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken B DD MSc IE&B - CUB) 1 semester II b keuze
DD MSc IE&B – Corvinus University, Budapest (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken B DD MSc IE&B - CUB) 1 semester I a keuze
DD MSc IFM - Fudan University, Shanghai (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester I a keuze
DD MSc IFM - Fudan University, Shanghai (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester I b keuze
DD MSc IFM - Fudan University, Shanghai (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester II b keuze
DD MSc IFM - Fudan University, Shanghai (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester II a keuze
DD MSc IFM – UU, Uppsala (1,5 year)  (keuzevakken voor studenten van FEB) 2 semester I a keuze
DD MSc IFM – UU, Uppsala (1,5 year)  (keuzevakken voor studenten van FEB) 2 semester I b keuze
MSc BA - Change Management  (keuzevakken MSc BA Change Management) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc BA - Change Management  (keuzevakken MSc BA Change Management) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc BA - Change Management  (keuzevakken MSc BA Change Management) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Change Management  (keuzevakken MSc BA Change Management) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc BA - Organizational & Management Control/O&MC  (keuzevakken MSc BA O&MC) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Organizational & Management Control/O&MC  (keuzevakken MSc BA O&MC) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc BA - Organizational & Management Control/O&MC  (keuzevakken MSc BA O&MC) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc BA - Organizational & Management Control/O&MC  (keuzevakken MSc BA O&MC) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc BA - Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E  (keuzevakken MSc BA SB&E) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E  (keuzevakken MSc BA SB&E) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc BA - Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E  (keuzevakken MSc BA SB&E) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc BA - Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E  (keuzevakken MSc BA SB&E) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc BA - Strategic Innovation Management/SIM  (keuzevakken MSc BA-SIM) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc BA - Strategic Innovation Management/SIM  (keuzevakken MSc BA-SIM) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Strategic Innovation Management/SIM  (keuzevakken MSc BA-SIM) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc BA - Strategic Innovation Management/SIM  (keuzevakken MSc BA-SIM) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Human Resource Management/HRM  (keuzevakken MSc HRM) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Human Resource Management/HRM  (keuzevakken MSc HRM) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Human Resource Management/HRM  (keuzevakken MSc HRM) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Human Resource Management/HRM  (keuzevakken MSc HRM) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc International Economics & Business/IE&B  (keuzevakken B MSc IE&B) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc International Economics & Business/IE&B  (keuzevakken B MSc IE&B) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc International Economics & Business/IE&B  (keuzevakken B MSc IE&B) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc International Economics & Business/IE&B  (keuzevakken B MSc IE&B) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Marketing  (keuzevakken Marketing Intelligence) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Marketing  (keuzevakken B Marketing Management) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Marketing  (keuzevakken B Marketing Management) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Marketing  (keuzevakken Marketing Intelligence) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Marketing  (keuzevakken Marketing Intelligence) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Marketing  (keuzevakken B Marketing Management) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Marketing  (keuzevakken Marketing Intelligence) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Marketing  (keuzevakken B Marketing Management) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Supply Chain Management/SCM  (keuzevakken MSc SCM) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Supply Chain Management/SCM  (keuzevakken MSc SCM) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Supply Chain Management/SCM  (keuzevakken MSc SCM) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Supply Chain Management/SCM  (keuzevakken MSc SCM) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM  (keuzevakken MSc TOM) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM  (keuzevakken MSc TOM) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM  (keuzevakken MSc TOM) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM  (keuzevakken MSc TOM) 1 semester I a keuze