After successful completion of the course, the student is able to:|
1. Describe empirical research approaches in the field of management [knowledge] and choose one that is appropriate for a research project in this field [application].
2. Identify an original and relevant research topic [comprehension] and devise the accompanying problem statement and research questions [synthesis].
3. Asses the quality of research based on scientific criteria such as validity and reliability [evaluation].
4. Find appropriate scientific literature [application] and review this literature [evaluation].
5. Design a theoretical framework [synthesis].
6. Choose a fitting sampling method and perform data collection [application].
7. Analyze collected data and present findings [analysis].
8. Discuss findings and devise a discussion, limitations, recommendations, and conclusions [synthesis].
Please note that all Strategic Management courses are only open to MSM students. It is not possible to use this course as an elective for other programs.
Only students that are registered as MSc Strategic Management student are admitted to this course.
In this course some basic knowledge of research methods is assumed, e.g. it is assumed that students know how to carry out an academic literature study.
The course prepares you for the successful completion of your Master thesis and provides you with research skills that are useful for your later career. The first week is dedicated to the research proposal and the literature review. In the next three weeks you are working on qualitative research, and in the final three weeks you are working on quantitative research.
Type of instructions
Lectures and tutorials
Type of exams
Written exam (40%), Group assignments (60%)
Reading materials will be announced at the start of the course.