This course is designed to help MBA students undertake a research project. It provides a clear guide on how to undertake research as well as highlighting the realities of undertaking research, including the more common pitfalls. Topics covered include formulating and clarifying the research topic, critically reviewing the literature, deciding on the research approach and choosing a research strategy, negotiating access and research ethics, selecting samples, using secondary data, collecting primary data, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data as well as writing and presenting the research project.
This MBA course examines the ethical aspects of individual and corporate decision making in business and provides resources for making ethical decisions within the context of managerial practice. The significant role of Ethics in decision making, the factors that lead to significant corporate misconduct and the means of maintaining an ethical corporate climate are examined. In a similar vein, the course gives insight and skill to work within a rapid social change in global business through innovative educational experience. For this reason the use of various case studies and other activities including role-playing and prepared scenarios is a unique characteristic of this course.