Exploring methods and processes

A thorough understanding of the methods and processes of business research is the key component of this course. It looks at the concept of research, both original and applied, and examines how information can provide a greater understanding of your business and its successful management.

Topics covered

  • Research methods and your dissertation.
  • The project process.
  • The research process.
  • Using what's already known.
  • Semi-structured primary data techniques.
  • Fully structured primary data techniques.
  • Writing the dissertation.
Executive MBA, Edinburgh 
 

If you are studying for your Executive MBA in Edinburgh, you will have the option of studying Research Methods for Business and Management as your elective subject.

  • The first part of the course will be taught on campus and will focus on the submission of a business proposal.
 
  • The second part is a 10,000-15,000 word individual project addressing an issue within your company or industry.


Alternatively, you also have the option of choosing two online electives instead of studying Research Methods for Business and Management on-campus.

Course development

This course is available for purchase from now and until 31 July 2021, and examinations are offered until June 2023.

If you’re thinking about starting today you’ll study our Research Methods for Business and Management course, as outlined here.

If you’re looking to begin studying from 2020, you’ll be able to choose a new version of the course, redeveloped for study through our new virtual learning environment. 

Both courses are equivalent and transferrable, so your choice today won’t affect your award.

Why change? We’re in the process of moving to a new learning platform which will give you more interactive learning opportunities and newly designed courses.

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