Department of Management Studies
Graduate Programmes: Taught Programmes - Research/ Practicums Descriptions
Courses are listed here in alphanumeric order by Course Code – i.e. Subject Code followed by Course Number. Descriptions for all Subject codes are given below.  


 
Code Description
ACCT Accounting
COEM Building and Construction Management
IMGT International Management
HRNM Human Resource Management
MKTG Marketing
PTMT Project Management & Evaluation
TOUR Tourism Management



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COURSE CODE: ACCT 6900
TITLE: Research Paper
CREDITS: 6

Description
The basic objective of this programme element is to provide the students with an opportunity to gain practical experience with reputable organisations in the Caribbean region or internationally. Often, students will be assigned one or two, research projects and associated activities within an organisation which will give them practical experience and allow them to apply what they have learnt in their courses. Generally, the project will develop around research topics related to particular organisational contexts, be applied in nature so that it produces outcomes of use to managers and decision-makers. In addition, students will be required to demonstrate understanding of the inter-disciplinary nature of research in the social sciences, and competence in the process of research design.

Assessment
100% Research Paper


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COURSE CODE: ACCT 6990
TITLE: Practicum
CREDITS: 6

Description
Students will work in teams or individually in a significant field-based project, which will be designed and completed under faculty guidelines and supervision. Projects must be pre-approved by the Course Coordinator. There will be a classroom component to this Practicum, which will take place in the second semester of the students’ final year. During fieldwork, students are required to investigate aspects of their projects that demonstrate competence in the use of skills acquired during their prior courses and in the Practicum class sessions.

Assessment
100% Coursework

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COURSE CODE: COEM 6900
TITLE: COEM Practicum
CREDITS: 6

Description
Students will work in teams of individually in a significant field-based project, which will be designed and completed under faculty guidelines and supervision. Projects must be pre-approved by the Course Coordinator. There will be a classroom component to this Practicum, which will take place in the second semester of the students’ final year. During fieldwork, students are required to investigate aspects of their projects that demonstrate competence in the use of skills acquired during their prior courses and in the Practicum class sessions.

Assessment
100% Coursework

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COURSE CODE: COEM 6990
TITLE: COEM Research Paper
CREDITS: 6

Description
The basic objective of this programme element is to provide the students with an opportunity to gain practical experience with reputable organisations in the Caribbean region or internationally. Often, students will be assigned one or two, research projects and associated activities within an organisation which will give them practical experience and allow them to apply what they have learnt in their courses. Generally, the project will develop around research topics related to particular organisational contexts, be applied in nature so that it produces outcomes of use to managers and decision-makers. In addition, students will be required to demonstrate understanding of the inter-disciplinary nature of research in the social sciences, and competence in the process of research design.

Assessment
100% Research paper

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COURSE CODE: IMGT 6120
TITLE: IMGT Internship/Practicum
CREDITS: 6

Description
The final project is intended to be flexible to encompass the varying interests and needs of students. Students may elect to do an internship, a consulting project, or a research project (IMGT 6125). The project must be international in scope, and incorporate use of the foreign language studied. Internships will consist of a three-month period working full-time with a company. Students will document their experience, relating it to material covered throughout the core programme. Consulting projects will consist of identification of a client organization and project, and completion of the project to the client’s satisfaction. Students will document their experience, and will be expected to use what they have learned throughout the programme in completing the project. Research projects will consist of identification of a particular area of international management to investigate, and development/completion of an appropriate research programme (projects will normally incorporate empirical data gathering as well as a literature review and development of theory/conceptual frameworks). Students will prepare a research paper including a literature review, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions, bibliography and appendices, tables and so on as appropriate. Where possible, the final project will be conducted in a country where the student’s selected foreign language is spoken. Each student will have a supervisor to guide the final project.

Assessment
100% Project Report


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COURSE CODE: IMGT 6125
TITLE: IMGT Research Project
CREDITS: 6

Description
The final project is intended to be flexible to encompass the varying interests and needs of students. Students may elect to do an internship, a consulting project (IMGT 6120), or a research project. The project must be international in scope, and incorporate use of the foreign language studied. Internships will consist of a three-month period working full-time with a company. Students will document their experience, relating it to material covered throughout the core programme.

Consulting projects will consist of identification of a client organization and project, and completion of the project to the client’s satisfaction. Students will document their experience, and will be expected to use what they have learned throughout the programme in completing the project. Research projects will consist of identification of a particular area of international management to investigate, and development/completion of an appropriate research programme (projects will normally incorporate empirical data gathering as well as a literature review and development of theory/conceptual frameworks). Students will prepare a research paper including a literature review, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions, bibliography and appendices, tables and so on as appropriate. Where possible, the final project will be conducted in a country where the student’s selected foreign language is spoken. Each student will have a supervisor to guide the final project.

Assessment
100% Project Report


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COURSE CODE: HRNM 6900
TITLE: Research Paper
CREDITS: 6

Description
This course code is for the students in the MSc Human Resource Management and normally follows the completion of the taught courses.

The basic objective of this programme element is to provide the students with an opportunity to gain practical experience with reputable organisations in the Caribbean region or internationally. Often, students will be assigned one or two, research projects and associated activities within an organisation which will give them practical experience and allow them to apply what they have learnt in their courses.

Generally, the project will develop around research topics related to particular organisational contexts, be applied in nature so that it produces outcomes of use to managers and decision-makers. In addition, students will be required to demonstrate understanding of the inter-disciplinary nature of research in the social sciences, and competence in the process of research design.

Assessment
100% Research paper
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COURSE CODE: HRNM 6990
TITLE: MGMT Practicum
CREDITS: 6

Description
This course code is for the students in the MSc Human Resource Management and normally follows the completion of the taught courses.

Students will work on a significant field-based project, which will be designed and completed under faculty guidelines and supervision. Projects must be pre-approved by the Course Coordinator. During fieldwork, students are required to investigate aspects of their projects that demonstrate competence in the use of skills acquired during their taught element of the programme.

Assessment
100% Practicum Report
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COURSE CODE: MGMT 7000
TITLE: MPhil Management Studies Thesis

Description
Students produce a thesis of approximately 50,000 words under the supervision of a member of Faculty.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

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COURSE CODE: MGMT 8000
TITLE: PhD Management Studies Thesis

Description Students produce a thesis of approximately 80,000 words under the supervision of a member of Faculty.

Assessment
Pass/Fail


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COURSE CODE: MKTG 6900
TITLE: MKTG Research Paper
CREDITS: 6

Description
This course code is relevant to the MSc Management (Marketing) students and normally follows the completion of the taught courses.

The basic objective of this programme element is to provide the students with an opportunity to gain practical experience with reputable organisations in the Caribbean region or internationally. Often, students will be assigned one or two, research projects and associated activities within an organisation which will give them practical experience and allow them to apply what they have learnt in their courses. Generally, the project will develop around research topics related to particular organisational contexts, be applied in nature so that it produces outcomes of use to managers and decision-makers. In addition, students will be required to demonstrate understanding of the inter-disciplinary nature of research in the social sciences, and competence in the process of research design.

Assessment
100% Research paper

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COURSE CODE: MKTG 6990
TITLE: MKTG Practicum
CREDITS: 6

Description
This course code is relevant to the MSc Management (Marketing) students and normally follows the completion of the taught courses.

Students will work on a significant field-based project, which will be designed and completed under faculty guidelines and supervision. Projects must be pre-approved by the Course Coordinator. During fieldwork, students are required to investigate aspects of their projects that demonstrate competence in the use of skills acquired during their taught element of the programme.

Assessment
100% Practicum Report


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COURSE CODE: PTMT 6008
TITLE: Practicum
CREDITS: 6

Description
Students will work in teams or individually in a significant field-based project, which will be designed and completed under faculty guidelines and supervision. Projects must be pre-approved by the Course Coordinator. During fieldwork, students are required to investigate aspects of their projects that demonstrate competence in the use of skills acquired during their prior courses and in the Practicum class sessions.

Assessment
100% Coursework


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COURSE CODE: TOUR 6900
TITLE: TOUR Applied Research and Project/Internship
CREDITS: 6

Description
This is the alternative to TOUR 6910. Students selecting the Applied Research and Project will be required to undertake a three-month internship and submit a paper (10,000-12,000 words) documenting their experience and relating it to material covered throughout the core programme. The report must be underpinned by sound theoretical and conceptual ideas taught throughout the course and must therefore demonstrate strong and relevant links between theory and industry practice(s). Students with little work experience in the industry should be encouraged to take this option.

Assessment
100% Project Report

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COURSE CODE: TOUR 6910
TITLE: TOUR Research Paper
CREDITS: 6

Description
This is the alternative to TOUR 6900. Students selecting the Research Paper will independently study an area of their interest in tourism or hospitality management. Students will be given guidance throughout the stages of the research process and produce a research paper presentation of their topic. The student will develop an appropriate research programme incorporating empirical data gathering as well as a literature review highlighting the development of theory/conceptual frameworks. The final research paper must include a literature review, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions, bibliographies and appendices.

Assessment
100% Research Paper


 




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