Courses Master Display 2017-2018

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Course title International Business Research
Course code EBC4073
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 4-9-2017 27-10-2017 X X
4 5-2-2018 6-4-2018 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Martin Carree, Gerard Pfann
For more information: m.carree@maastrichtuniversity.nl; g.pfann@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
IBR students will be acquainted with the relevancy of the scientific approach to business research and investigation. The course will discuss 1) the pillars of scientific research, including objectivity, reliability, testability, replicability, and external validity; 2) the deductive and inductive approaches to business research; 3) identifying an investigative problem and defining the research problem; and 4) the design of a theoretical framework and hypothesis development. Moreover, IBR student will be provided with a thorough training of working with, interpreting and testing data using the computer package SPSSĀ®.
Description
IBR focuses on the methodological and scientific aspects of business research. Our experience has taught us that when you start in our program as IBR student, in many cases you do not think of yourself as a mathematical master-mind. If that is so, then here is the good news: this course has been developed particularly for you because we realize that you and your fellow-students will constitute the larger part of the next generation of managers and executives. To become a good decision-maker it is important to learn how data can be analyzed and how appropriate data analysis can be performed and the outcomes of it interpreted correctly. Our goal is to make research relevant for you, because it is you who will be the heart and health of the organization you will own or work for and carry responsibility as future manager, executive, and decision maker.
Literature
Business Research Methods and Statistics Using SPSS (2008)
Authors: Robert B. Burns and Richard A. Burns
SAGE Publications Ltd

Accompanying Website:
https://studysites.uk.sagepub.com/burns/description.htm
Prerequisites
Previous courses in research methods and qualitative as well as quantitative methods at the Bachelor level are helpful.
Course workload is demanding. Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree in business.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Attendance / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master International Business Track Organisation Organisation
Master International Business Track Strategy and Innovation Strategy
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