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IB94C - Dissertation MSISMI

  • Module code: IB94C
  • Module name: Dissertation MSISMI
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The dissertation is designed to provide an opportunity to explore an area of special interest and demonstrate knowledge and practising the skills gained on the taught modules of the course.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject knowledge/Key Skills: Demonstrate knowledge of the main theories of Organizations and Information Systems and able to appreciate the strengths and limitations of them; Build links between theory and practice (drawing on the knowledge of various concepts and theories covered in the modules of the course). Cognitive Skills: Carry out analysis and critique; Use appropriate models and framework for conceptualizing and/or testing; Analyse of real business issues relating to information systems and to propose potential business solutions.Subject specific/Professional Skills: Carry out a research project and present the dissertation (a written report); Enhance expertise in the application of IT capabilities in a practice-based setting (external projects); Understand critical issues in information systems research. Demonstrate written communication skills & problem-solving skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 30 hrs (NIE) + 10hrs per student with assigned supervisor. Seminars per week: 2hrs x 5 weeks – Term 2/3. Tutorials per week/ supervision: 10hrs for each student. Module duration (weeks, if applicable): Term 3 + summer writing up. Other (please describe):e.g. distance-learning, intensive weekend teaching: Guided reading.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: IB94C-60)
A1 (Assessed work only) 12000 word Dissertation 90%
  1000 word Research Proposal 10%
A2 (Assessed work only) 12000 word Dissertation (External Project) 70%
  1000 word Research Proposal (External Project) 10%
  5000 word Management Report (External Project) 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Information Systems Management and Innovation (G5N3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (G5N4) - Year 1
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