EG500-6-FY-CO:
Dissertation

The details
2019/20
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30
12 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BA N863OS Hotel Management,
BA N863SS Hotel Management,
BA NV62OS Hotel Management,
BA N8N6 Events Management with Hospitality,
BA N8N6SS Events Management with Hospitality,
BA N8N6TE Events Management with Hospitality,
BA N8N6TU Events Management with Hospitality

Module description

The purpose of this module is to develop your ability to conduct and manage a piece of individual research in the context of managing a hotel business. Your skills and knowledge will be developed through a professional project that requires demonstrable expertise with a range of business data, research resources and methodologies and personal communication skills. A focus for the module will be the development of techniques and strategies for self-management of your continuous professional development, critical self-reflection of professional experience and application of these within an organisational setting.

Module aims

1. Research, plan and design a work-based management project that demonstrates an awareness of strategic issues.
- Identification of research area - tools and techniques;
- Understanding the problem;
- Reviewing the literature.

2. Generate appropriate feasible research objectives.
- Identification of a viable project;
- Writing a project proposal;
- Developing a project plan;
- Scheduling techniques and tools e.g. flow charts, Gantt charts, critical path analysis and use of appropriate software packages e.g. Microsoft Project.

3. Critically review the literature relevant to the area of investigation
- Literature review and existing knowledge;
- Qualitative and Quantitative research methods and techniques;
- Discipline specific research considerations and issues;
- Ethics, reliability and validity.

4. Select and justify a research methodology, and apply appropriate research skills in order to critically assess and evaluate the relevant data.
- Data analysis techniques;
- Critically evaluating and interpreting data and synthesising conclusions;
- Effective management research report writing.

5. Draw conclusions and make recommendations related to the presented analysis.
- Delivering effective presentations;
- Drawing conclusions and making recommendations.

6. Undertake a critical review of the project research report.
- Critical reflection on the research experience and implications for future professional development.

Module learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to:
1. Research, plan and design a work-based management project that demonstrates an awareness of strategic issues.
2. Generate appropriate feasible research objectives.
3. Critically review the literature relevant to the area of investigation.
4. Select and justify a research methodology, and apply appropriate research skills in order to critically assess and evaluate the relevant data.
5. Draw conclusions and make recommendations related to the presented analysis.
6. Undertake a critical review of the project research report.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching will be directed independent learning under the supervision of an academic practitioner. Wivenhoe House will be used to contextualize theory and illustrate and develop professional practice. Group and /or individual tutorials will be used to support the development of the research project and on-line learning resources.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Research Project

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Andy Boer
Edge Hotel School, ehs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr David Graham
Sheffield Hallam University
Principal Lecturer - Hospitality Management ext. 6090
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 16 hours, 16 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Edge Hotel School

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