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IB96C - Dissertation

  • Module code: IB96C
  • Module name: Dissertation
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

" The work-based dissertation is designed to provide a broad range of opportunities for demonstrating and practising the management models and frameworks learned on the Diploma, and particularly the compulsory ‘Public Management Research Methods’, module. The dissertation should make or be capable of making a significant contribution to the student’s organisation. The dissertation encourages innovation, initiative and the use of new skills and knowledge from the diploma. The student will be expected to mobilise resources in key areas such as planning, financial management, business development, project and people management, teamwork, corporate strategy and ICT."

Principal learning outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Demonstrate a sound understanding of the links between theory and practice in relation to public leadership and governance; test concepts and hypotheses relating to management in their own organisation. Key Skills: Have developed skills of critical reflexivity; Demonstrate an ability and motivation to apply and further develop professional research skills independently. Cognitive Skills: confidently handle and direct resources to enhance management and leadership in his/her area of responsibility; demonstrate awareness of onologoical/epistemological biases and their implications for research design and credibility. Subject-Specific/Professional Skills: Demonstrate evidence of application of learning from the diploma in their work; Deliver a dissertation which makes or is capable of making a significant contribution to the development of the organisation; Design and carry out policy/management relevant research with a critical, reflexive disposition.

Timetabled teaching activities

"Total contact hours: 10.5 hours; Lectures per week: 3 x 1 œ hour lectures Seminars per week: 1 x 1 œ hour tutor-led workshops; Tutorials per week: 3 x 1 œ hour person to person supervision tutorial. Other (please describe):e.g. distancelearning, intensive weekend teaching: 65 hours guided reading, 155 hours assignment preparation and completion, 70 hours work-based, application/reflection (TOTAL HOURS = 300.5)."

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: IB96C-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • MSc in Public Management (N204) - Year 2
  • MSc in Public Management (N204) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Leadership and Management (N209) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Leadership and Management (N209) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Leadership and Management (N209) - Year 4
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Police Leadership and Management (N1B1) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Police Leadership and Management (N1B1) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Police Leadership and Management (N1B1) - Year 4