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Postgraduate Research Handbook

Business & Management Pathway

 

Students together with their supervisors should design a Research Training Programme according to the needs of their thesis and publication plans.  The only compulsory element of this training is that students must take Research Process and at least two of the other core courses, although they make take more.  In addition to this, students will probably need to take further elective courses.  These courses may be spread throughout the three years of the programme.  However, the three core courses should be completed by the end of Year 1.  Notwithstanding these stipulations, the student and their supervisor may develop any programme of research training they deem appropriate, but this will require the approval of the Director of the Research Training Programme if it does not include the core courses.

Please use the form below to choose what courses you intend to take and return it to the Doctoral Programmes Office by Thursday 27th September 2018.  You must consult your supervisor when making these choices.

2018/19 MSM - Course Unit Selection Form 

2018/19 IMP and PMO - Course Unit Selection Form

The full B&M Timetable can be found here:  B & M Timetable 2018 / 19 

Please note changes to timetable:

Change: BMAN 80921- Research Process highlighted in yellow on the timetable 28/09/2018

Change: BMAN80942 - Qualitative Research Methods highlighted in yellow on timetable 09/10/2018

B&M Assignment Deadlines at 10th October 2018

Confirmed Assignment Deadlines B & M and STIP

Pathway

BMAN

Name

Tutor

Marker

Assignment 1 Due Date

Time

Date to be marked by

Assignment 2
Due Date

Date to be marked by

Assignment 3
Due Date

Date to be marked by

B&M

80921

Research Process

Anne McBride

supervisor

14/01/2019

23h00:00

04/02/2019

N/A


N/A


B&M

80031

Epistemology

Laszlo Czaban

tutor

14/12/2018


15/12/2018

N/SA


N/SA


B&M

80601

Quantitative Research methods

TBC

tutor

2nd Semester TBC

TBC

TBC

N/A


N/A


B&M

80422

Critical Perspectives on International Business

Mo Yamin


15/03/2019

23h00:00

05/04/2019

19/04/2019

10/05/2019

N/A


B&M

80382

Research Process 2: STIP Studies

John Rigby

tutor

22/05/2019

23h00:00

29/05/2019

N/A


N/A


B&M

80942

Qualitative Research Methods in Practice

Gail Hebson

tutor

10/12/2018

15h00:00

12/02/2019

N/A


N/A


STIP

80810

Advanced Topics in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Philip Shapira

tutor

24/01/2019

10h00:00

31/05/2019

25/04/2019

31/05/2019

13/05/2019

31/05/2019

STIP

80902

Advanced Methods in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Analysis

Philip Shapira

tutor

16/05/2019

09h00 - 12h00

31/05/2019

N/A


N/A


 

Structure of RTP for 2018 / 19

Compulsory Courses for

1.    MSM division:

MSM DIVISION: COMPULSORY COURSES

(15 credits each)

Catalogue Number

1. Research Process New code

BMAN 80921

2. Qualitative Research Methods in Practice New Course

BMAN 80942

3. Quantitative Research Methods

BMAN 80601

other Core COURSES

(15 credits each)

Catalogue Number

4. Critical Perspectives on International Business

BMAN 80422

5. Research Process 2: Science, Technology & Innovation Studies

BMAN 80382

6. Epistemology

BMAN 80031




2.    PMO and IMP divisions:

CORE UNITS

Catalogue Number

 

1. Research Process (Compulsory) New code

BMAN 80921

 

AND please select TWO (2) from the list below

2. Quantitative Research Methods

BMAN 80601

 

3. Critical Perspectives on International Business

BMAN 80422

 

4. Research Process 2: Science, Technology & Innovation Studies

BMAN 80382

 

5. Epistemology

BMAN 80031

 

6. Qualitative Research Methods in Practice

BMAN 80942

 


Elective Units

Catalogue Number

1. Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis with NViVO

BMAN 97322

2. Bibliometric, Altmetrics and the Measurement of Science and its Institutions

BMAN 80242

3. Case Study Research

BMAN 80020

4. Comparative Case Study Analysis

BMAN 80062

5. Multilevel Modelling in MPlus

BMAN80702

6. Introduction to Qualitative Analysis with NViVO

BMAN 80542

7. Mixed Methods

BMAN 80352

8. Meta-analysis

BMAN 80602

9. Social Network Analysis

BMAN 80102

10. Structural Equation Modelling

BMAN 80502

11. Longitudinal Data Analysis

BMAN 80802

12. Diary Studies in Organisational Research

BMAN80552

13. Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Set New code

BMAN 80923


Supervisors from IMP may specify Epistemology as a compulsory unit.


Optionally:

Students and supervisors have the option to develop a bespoke programme of research training to be approved by the RTP Director in writing and communicated to the RTP Administrator.

PASS MARK FOR ASSIGNMENTS / ASSESSMENTS

The pass mark for assignments on the Business & Management RTP is 60%, anything below 60% is a fail, where a grade below 60% is achieved, the Exam Board which sits in June may request that student complete further work, or the entire course may be taken again, further the Exam Board may recommend withdrawal from the PhD Programme.

PLEASE NOTE!

Assignments:

Assignments should be submitted on the assessment deadline date electronically via Blackboard no paper assignments will be accepted.  If you miss the assignment deadline you will be penalised 10% on your achieved mark for every late date.

Malpractice and Plagiarism

All assignment submissions are routinely run through the Turnitin plagiarism checker.  Please ensure you are fully aware of the Regulations relating to academic malpractice.

Students who join the programme late will be expected to meet the same deadlines.  Part-time students will automatically receive a one month extension for assignment submissions.

No extensions unless approved by the RTP Director and the course tutor in writing and communicated to the RTP Administrator.

Course Unit Enrolments:

Students are not permitted to opt in and out of courses after attending the course.  Students may attend some core courses as audit only, however permission must first be obtained by the course tutor in writing and communicated to the RTP Administrator.

Students MUST NOT attend workshops on which they haven’t enrolled.

Once enrolled, the Blackboard space for that particular course will become available.

Missing a class:

If you are ill and cannot attend a course, please inform your course tutor as soon as possible to discuss the work which must be caught up.  Should you miss

For Any RTP related queries

For any queries on the Research Training Programme; please contact Sandra Bundy-Palmer in the Doctoral Programme office at rtp@manchester.ac.uk