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Management Science Dissertation (MSIN0032)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Teaching department
UCL School of Management
Credit value
30
Restrictions
Module is only available to students on the BSc/MSci Management Science year 3

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

The context for the Management Science Dissertation module is management in complex, innovation-intensive, data-driven environments.

 

Students carry out an individual research project on a management topic of their choice. Example projects might include: research on a particular market/industry, analysis of a specific business problem, or the development of a business plan.

 

It is expected that the project will explore a significant issue faced by an organisation operating in a complex, innovation-intensive, data-driven environment and involve analysis using a range of quantitative tools and quantitative methods.

 

Students will be expected to draw on the full range of knowledge and skills they have developed during the Management Science BSc/MSci programme, and demonstrate their ability to integrate this knowledge and apply it in novel situations.

 

Students receive support in the form of lectures and individual 1:1 meetings with their allocated dissertation supervisors.

 

The dissertation provides students with an opportunity to create a substantial piece of work that highlights their skills and experience, which they can share with potential employers. Students are encouraged to identify suitable projects with companies and other organisations.

 

The aims of the Management Science Dissertation module are:

 

  • To provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their in-depth knowledge and understanding of management science and how it can be applied in practice.

 

  • To provide students with an opportunity to create a substantial piece of work that highlights their skills and experience, which they can share with potential employers.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Terms 1 and 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
90% Dissertation (12,000 words)
10% "How to Change the World" group project (3,000 words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
65
Module leader
Professor Stephen Todd
Who to contact for more information
mgmt-undergraduate@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.