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Module Title LM Dissertation Management Report
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 24271
Module Lead Dr Andy Hodder
Level Masters Level
Credits 60
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions MSc HRM (with CIPD Pathway)

The dissertation is an in-depth individual research study of a particular issue within the field of Human Resource Management. It will outline understanding of current theory and literature, describe in detail methodology of data gathering, outline the evidence gathered, analysis and interpretation; and finally explore conclusions, and if relevant to the study, recommendations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • design, plan and execute an independent research project;
  • identify and justify a business issue that is of strategic relevance to the organisation;
  • critically assess and make comparisons between theoretical frameworks and substantive knowledge acquired in the programme to a research topic;
  • critically analyse and discuss existing literature, contemporary HR policy and practice relevant to the chosen issue;
  • undertake a systematic analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative information and present the results in a clear and consistent manner;
  • analyse and evaluate empirical evidence and assess its implications for theory and practice;
  • draw realistic and appropriate conclusions;
  • develop and present a persuasive business report;
  • demonstrate competence in postgraduate study skills.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 X 16,000 word dissertation. (100%)
Reassessment: One 16,000 word dissertation (100%)
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