Research Paper for Pre-MSc BA O&MC

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode EBS009A10
Vaknaam Research Paper for Pre-MSc BA O&MC
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
ECTS 10
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Research Paper for Pre-MSc BA O&MC
Leerdoelen The paper should cover a small piece of research in the knowledge area of Organizational and Management Control and the project must be conducted and reported on according to scientific standards.
Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1.Review the literature to identify a knowledge gap and ask a relevant research question;
2.Develop propositions and/or hypotheses supported by a strong argumentation;
3.Make consistent research design choices and justify these choices;
4.Collect data and apply appropriate analytical techniques;
5.Report about the findings and discuss them.
Omschrijving The paper is an independent piece of work carried out by individual students. Students can choose their topic from one or more themes within the knowledge area of Organizational and Management Control (to be announced on Nestor at the start of the semester). To write the paper the student is required to conduct research within one of the research themes. Activities involve: accessing the relevant literature; specifying a clearly and narrowly defined research question; specifying the research methodology to be applied; collecting and analyzing relevant data; and drawing conclusions. For each research theme a series of seminars is organized to support the writing process. Students are obliged to participate in and contribute to these seminars. Research proposals, progress and preliminary results will be discussed in groups on a regular basis under supervision of the lecturer. Instructions and review mostly, but not only, take place in groups. Supervisors have a coaching role, but also act as assessors.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm bijeenkomst(en), zelfstudie
(Seminars and individual paper writing)
Toetsvorm verslag(en)
(The paper has to be completed within the scope of a semester. If the grade for the final paper is below the pass mark, one opportunity for reparation will be provided within the scope of this semester.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator N.J.B. Mangin
Docent(en) dr. A. Bellisario
Entreevoorwaarden Mathematics for Pre-MSc (EBS002A05, 5 EC)
Business Research Methods for Pre-MSc (EBS001A10, 10 EC)
Opmerkingen Secretary: Jessica Bakker, i.j.bakker@rug.nl, phone +31 (0)50 363 3535, room 5411.0830.
As a consequence of the prerequisites, students who, after all examination results have been published, have an insufficient grade on Mathematics for Pre-MSc and/or on Business Research Methods for Pre-MSc - i.e. below 6 - will be excluded from the course.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc BA Organizational & Management Control/O&MC) 1 semester II verplicht