Research Paper for Pre-MSc IB&M

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBS014A10
Vaknaam Research Paper for Pre-MSc IB&M
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
ECTS 10
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Research Paper for Pre-MSc IB&M
Leerdoelen The paper should cover an individual research assignment, covering the whole empirical research cycle, in the knowledge domain of International Business and Management. The assignment must be conducted and reported according to scientific standards.

Educational Goals:
1. Find a suitable topic in the IB&M knowledge domain.
2. Formulate and clearly state a central research question and specific research questions and hypotheses, based on initial preliminary literature orientation and subsequent more thorough in-depth literature review.
3. Search for and review appropriate literature to answer research questions.
4. Select and apply appropriate research methods to address research questions, i.e., more specifically to design (and eventually) execute a research plan to test the hypotheses.
5. If necessary and possible, depending on the topic, collect quantitative and/or qualitative data and analyze the data with appropriate statistical techniques and interpret the outcomes.
6. Formulate conclusions, which provide adequate answers to the research questions. Identify limitations of research.
7. Present orally and in writing the findings in a clear, coherent and scientific manner.
Omschrijving The paper is an independent piece of work carried out by individual students. Students can choose a topic from one or more themes within the knowledge domain of International Business and Management (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 tutorials is organised to support the writing process. Students are obliged to participate in and contribute to these tutorials. Research proposals, progress, intermediate and final results will be discussed in tutorial and individual meetings on a regular basis under supervision of the lecturer. Instructions and review take place in tutorial groups and individual meetings. Supervisors act as coach and assessor.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm gecombineerde hoor-/werkcolleges, zelfstudie
(Tutorials, individual paper writing and individual supervision.)
Toetsvorm individuele beoordeling
(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 the semester.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. G.B.W. Willenborg
Docent(en) and others
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Varies per theme; students are required to select their own literature.
Entreevoorwaarden Mathematics for Pre-MSc (EBS002A05, 5 EC)
Business Research Methods for Pre-MSc (EBS001A10, 10 EC)
Opmerkingen Secretariat: e-mail: gem.feb@rug.nl, phone: +31 (0)50 363 3458, room 5411.0536.
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.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc International Business & Management/IB&M) 1 semester II verplicht