Strategy and Management Dissertation

Module code: CORP 3400

Module description

When a student undertakes a dissertation he/she is offered the opportunity to pursue the independent study of a topic of his/her choice. It is a small scale piece of research that can be completed in the amount of time that a student would spend in and out of class on a regular 30 credit module. To a very large extent a student controls the learning process and the time management of the dissertation process, with some supervisor support.

Upon completion of the dissertation a student will be able to:

  • Critically review Academic Literature;
  • Select and implement a methodological approach;
  • Systematically search, sift, collect and evaluate data;
  • Write in an analytical and critical way;
  • Present convincing, well referenced arguments;
  • Produce a well presented document to a deadline.

The dissertation process has two parts. The first part involves the completion of a Literature Review: the second part the completion of the whole dissertation.

A Literature Review requires a student to undertake a critical assessment or critical discussion of relevant published information about a particular topic or subject area.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 6 hours


  • Literature review (2000 words): 20%
  • Dissertation (6000-8000 words): 80%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than the purchase of books