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Research Workshop "Contemporary Issues in International Business"

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
10
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Магистерская программа "Международный бизнес", направление подготовки "Менеджмент"
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
2 year, 1-4 module

Instructors


Гарсия Екатерина Юрьевна


Язинцева Анна Михайловна

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Helping students acquire analytical, research and practical skills is an essential and integral part of the Master of International Business Program. Apart from having students develop the competencies necessary for their professional life, this seminar will facilitate the process of master thesis preparation and increase the quality of the master thesis. The Scientific and research seminar is the ultimate form of instruction for this kind of academic work. From the very beginning it is aimed at the master thesis preparation.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Professional guidance for students in choosing the area and the topic of their research (taught in the MIB classes and specialized lectures given by supervisor of the Seminar and other instructors).
  • Instruction on the academic work, including how to prepare for and conduct research and how to write academic papers (taught in the first stage of the Seminar).
  • Development of skills in the area of information analytics, information search and library culture using modern technology (taught in the first stage of the Seminar).
  • Teaching correct approaches to information search and analysis technologies: collecting, processing and analyzing statistical and empirical data (taught in the first and second stages of the Seminar).
  • Organization of brain-storming sessions and situation analysis (taught in the second stage of the Seminar).
  • Discussion of students’ projects and research papers (taught throughout the Seminar).
  • Introduction to the specifics of leading academic discussions (expert discussions) and presenting research and information analysis results (taught throughout the Seminar)
  • Introduction to the specifics of leading academic discussions (expert discussions) and presenting research and information analysis results (taught throughout the Seminar).
  • Presenting research outcome in the form of reports, analytical notes and summaries, expert recommendations, articles and short papers written following the latest standards (taught throughout the Seminar).
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • choose the topic and supervisor
  • collect and analyse the data
  • discuss the outline and brief of the master thesis
  • get acquainted with contents, stages, methods and tools of conducting a research project
  • learn how to work with electronic information resources and databases
  • learn research methodology and different analytical methods used in data analysis in international business
  • prepare a brief of the master thesis
  • prepare and present the final draft
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Information and Library Culture
  • Preparation of the master thesis
  • General research methodology
  • Introduction to quantitative methods
  • Preparation of the course paper
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Online Attendance
  • non-blocking Student participation in discussions and presentations
  • non-blocking "Information and library culture" course grade
  • non-blocking Course paper outline
  • non-blocking "Introduction to quantitative methods" course grade
  • non-blocking Course paper annotation
  • non-blocking Short paper
  • non-blocking Initial evaluation of course paper
  • non-blocking Online attendance
  • non-blocking Student participation in discussions and online presentations
  • non-blocking Outline and brief of master thesis
  • non-blocking Report on empirical research
  • non-blocking Initial evaluation of master thesis
  • non-blocking Online Attendance
  • non-blocking Student participation in discussions and presentations
  • non-blocking "Information and library culture" course grade
  • non-blocking Course paper outline
  • non-blocking "Introduction to quantitative methods" course grade
  • non-blocking Course paper annotation
  • non-blocking Short paper
  • non-blocking Initial evaluation of course paper
  • non-blocking Online attendance
  • non-blocking Student participation in discussions and online presentations
  • non-blocking Outline and brief of master thesis
  • non-blocking Report on empirical research
  • non-blocking Initial evaluation of master thesis
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2020/2021 4th module
    0.2 * "Introduction to quantitative methods" course grade + 0.1 * Course paper annotation + 0.1 * Short paper + 0.1 * Student participation in discussions and presentations + 0.2 * "Information and library culture" course grade + 0.1 * Initial evaluation of course paper + 0.1 * Online Attendance + 0.1 * Course paper outline
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.2 * Initial evaluation of master thesis + 0.2 * Report on empirical research + 0.2 * Student participation in discussions and online presentations + 0.2 * Outline and brief of master thesis + 0.2 * Online attendance
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Fassinger, R., & Morrow, S. L. (2013). Toward Best Practices in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed- Method Research: A Social Justice Perspective. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 5(2), 69–83. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=93598272
  • Fundamentals of Qualitative Research
  • Sekaran, U., & Bougie, R. J. (2016). Research Methods for Business (Vol. 7th ed). New York: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1639487

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Hegde, D. S. (2015). Essays on Research Methodology. New Delhi: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1001250
  • Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research : Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research, edited by Patricia Leavy, Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2014. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1657789.