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IB841 - Project and Dissertation

  • Module code: IB841
  • Module name: Project and Dissertation
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 50

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To enable students to apply some of the concepts, theories and knowledge of the taught modules to a concrete issue or area of enquiry; To develop skills appropriate to the design and conduct of a research project and to exercise critical judgement in the evaluation of research findings; To allow each student to produce an extended piece of written work, reflecting his or her own interests in the subject matter of the degree programme, which makes a contribution to knowledge of the area. The dissertation therefore draws on and extends learning from the modules of the Global Energy MBA Programme.

Principal learning outcomes

"(a) Subject knowledge and understanding: Demonstrate an understanding of the application of academic constructs to their chosen area of interest within the Global Energy Industry. (b) Key Skills Write an extended piece of work which demonstrates ability for sustained and coherent examination of a problem area; Design and execute a consulting project; Demonstrate appropriate use of consulting & research skills which might include interviewing or document analysis. (c) Cognitive Skills: Carry out analysis and critique; Critically analyse an area of knowledge to identify an appropriate dissertation topic.(d) Subject-Specific/Professional Skills: Show an enhanced understanding of the broader energy industry context for their project and how to engage with it."

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 12 hours; Other: Two residential sessions in months leading up to dissertation period to facilitate individual’s choice of topic area & start planning process. Subsequent ad hoc supervisory contact during dissertation period.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
50 CATS (Module code: IB841-50)
A (Assessed work only) Project and Dissertation 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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