UCL School of Management

Module Fact Sheet

MSIN0032: Management Science Dissertation

Taught by
Year 3 BSc/MSci Management Science students only
1 & 2
Delivery method
10 x 3-hour lectures; 4 x 1-hour supervision meetings
Final dissertation 90%; How to Change the World assessment 10%
Previous Module Code

Course overview

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.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and frame a significant management problem.
  • Scope and design a management research project.
  • Identify and collect appropriate qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Select appropriate concepts, frameworks, tools and techniques to analyse the problem.
  • Develop clear conclusions and actionable recommendations.
  • Communicate the results of their research to non-specialist audiences.

Assessment summary

90% written dissertation, 10% How to Change the World assessment

Current students should refer to Moodle for specific details of the current year’s assessment.

Past versions of this module

MSIN300P 17/18

MSIN300P 16/17

Last updated Tuesday, 14 August 2018