|07255192||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 180||NQF level: 09|
Before registration a candidate must submit a research outline of approximately 1 000 words to the Research Committee of the Department. If the research outline is officially approved, the candidate will be allowed to register and a supervisor will be appointed. The candidate will work under the guidance of his/her supervisor until the research is completed according to the rules and regulations of the University.
A completed qualification at NQF level 8 with a solid knowledge base of the Financial Management Sciences deemed to be sufficient by the relevant head of department.
Research Methodology 891 (FBS 891) is a prerequisite for the dissertation.
Minimum credits: 180
An overview of the research process to be followed and the outcomes required of postgraduate students; Foundational research skills for postgraduate students; What is research?; What is a research theory and how can I ensure that my study makes a clear theoretical contribution?; An overview of the structure of a research proposal; Identifying and evaluating possible research topics; Delineating the scope of a study; Writing a literature review; Choosing an appropriate inquiry strategy (research approach) for a study; Writing the research design and methods section of a research proposal.
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