Nina Geilinger: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019
|Name||Dr. Nina Geilinger|
|Department||Management, Technology, and Economics|
|363-0887-00L||Management Research |
Participation in both sessions and completion of all assignments is required to receive the credit.
This course requires preparation time and completion of an assignment before the first course day. Please check the Moodle course page for more information.
|1 credit||1S||N. Geilinger|
|Abstract||This course teaches students about the basic principles of scientific work in the field of management research.|
|Objective||This course is for students who write their master’s thesis at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics. You will acquire the foundations for good empirical management research. The successful completion of the course will help you to improve the quality of your thesis. Specifically, you will be able to:|
• Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of published research in academic management journals
• Find and select appropriate literature and research streams
• Formulate interesting and relevant research questions and problem statements
• Design your empirical research study and select a methodology (specific research methods and techniques are not discussed in this course)
• Plan your thesis project and write a thesis proposal
Finally, the goal of this course is to motivate you to take full advantage of the opportunity to study a management topic of your interest, and enjoy writing your thesis.
|Content||This course teaches students about the basic principles of scientific work in the field of management research. It is an introduction into the fascinating field of research. The course shows the power of theory and literature, helps formulating intriguing research questions, provides an overview of research designs, and gives hints on how to derive insightful conclusions out of results. The goal is to motivate students to find and read research papers relevant to their field, develop an own thesis proposal and write a high-quality thesis.|
The course is designed with two main groups of students in mind: first, those writing their master's thesis at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation, and second, other MTEC students writing their master's thesis in the field of management. For both groups, the focal issues of this course will arise frequently during their journey of writing their thesis. We will provide some specific content which might not be applicable for students writing their thesis at other MTEC chairs, but the main part should be relevant for all students.
|Prerequisites / Notice||The course is given once every semester and takes place during two separate days. Attendance on both days and completion of all assignments is required to successfully complete the course.|
The course is mandatory for MSc students and recommended for MAS students who write their thesis at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation (SMI).