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Research Preparation for Business (MBS520)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The aim of the unit is to provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the value of research in the business context in order to build business knowledge that generates new questions as well as providing answers. This unit covers a broad range of contemporary research designs in business-related disciplines. Topics covered include: research problem discovery and research topic identification; planning the research process; and presenting research.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you will be able to:

(LO1) Demonstrate knowledge of research methodology and methods
(LO2) Apply knowledge of research methodology to practical contexts
(LO3) Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts
(LO4) Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
(LO5) Demonstrate the capability to engage in lifelong learning
(LO6) Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
(LO7) Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning. Structured learning may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, workshops, online activities, consultations and coaching sessions. Some units may be delivered in an intensive mode. Students should refer to the published timetable, and Unit Guide for specific information about the timetabling of this unit.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Other Learning Experiences Self-directed engagement and learning with online materials is an essential part of the learning experiences in this unit.
Assessment Presentation 30% Literature Review 30% Exam 40%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS620 Research Preparation for Business may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: MBS620
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (MPA(Adv))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
MBS520
Dr Amy Huang
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6703
e: A.Huang@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
MBS520

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Amy Huang
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6703
e: A.Huang@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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