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Business and Management MRes

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Full time 1 year Weekday attendance plus five weekends in the year September 2017

Choose Kingston's Business and Management MRes

The Business and Management MRes offers a route towards a Business PhD for students who are considering doctoral study. It forms the first stage of the Business PhD, but is also offered as a separate programme either for those who are considering doctoral study or who want to develop their research skills.

Accomplished researchers are highly demanded in both academia and the wider business environment. By undertaking a one-year Business and Management MRes, you demonstrate your ability to select and implement appropriate methodologies for business research.

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

What will you study?

After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will study and examine the philosophical underpinnings of research designs, methods of data collection as well as data analysis and reporting. After this, you can opt to study either advanced qualitative or advanced quantitative analysis methods. Alongside these taught modules, you undertake a literature review around your proposed area of research. The literature review will inform the doctoral research design, which sets out the research to be undertaken in the PhD, if you choose to continue your studies.

Assessment

Written papers, literature review and doctoral research design.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Modules

  • Investigate different research techniques. You will learn how to:

    • evaluate different methods;
    • select the most appropriate for a specific research question;
    • develop research design plans; and
    • construct and test data collection methods.
     
  • Plan and execute data handling and analysis, understand the principles and techniques behind the analysis and link data to research questions and aims. You will:

    • look at both qualitative and quantitive data;
    • become proficient in the use of dedicated software tools and techniques; and
    • develop skills in writing up and reporting results.
     
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of different types of advanced and specialised qualitative research techniques. This will include:

    • identifying the most appropriate context for their use;
    • assessing their strengths and weaknesses; and
    • understanding the principles behind them.
     
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of different types of advanced and specialised quantitative research techniques. This will include:

    • identifying the most appropriate context for their use;
    • assessing their strengths and weaknesses; and
    • understanding the principles behind them.
     
  • Literature Review
  • Doctoral Research Design

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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