MSYS499-18E (HAM)

Report of an Investigation

20 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
School of Management and Marketing


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Paper Description

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Report of an Investigation
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Paper Structure

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Timeline of Critical Events and Contact with your 499 supervisor

1.Read 499 Paper Outline
2.Choose a Topic
Commencement DateSign Learning Agreement by due date
1 to 6
Formal Research Proposal phase1.Review material in this paper outline on Preparing the Formal Research Proposal
! Critical Event2.Meet with Supervisor at least twice during the 6 week preparation period
3.Undertake exploratory research, preliminary literature review and secondary research
4 to 5
1.Submit formal Research Proposal to your 499/599 supervisor
! Critical Event2.Meet with Supervisor, receiving feedback and suggestions on formal research proposal. Some re-drafting of the proposal may be necessary.

Week 6
!Critical Event3.Formal Research Proposal approved. This is now your research plan and should also be submitted to your sponsor.
Week 7 to 27Investigation Phase4.Work on the investigation according to your project timeline.
5.Liaise with supervisor at least every two weeks, maybe via email.
6.Make use of the supervisor’s experience and guidance and arrange meetings when necessary.
! Critical Event7.Receive approval for all data collection instrument(s) BEFORE you administer it.
! Critical Event8.Meet with supervisor to clarify report structure.
9.Data analysis and writing up of chapters.
Week 2710.Submit online final draft report to the Department
11.Final draft assessment meeting with supervisor and second assessor
Week 3212.Submit the completed report online
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 499/599 Report
    The student should be able to identify a topic, collect and/or analyze data and prepare a written research report.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Final Report/Verification (4)
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Proposal Application
1 Jan 2018
5:00 PM
  • Online: 499 Application
2. Formal Research Proposal
12 Mar 2018
5:00 PM
3. Draft Report
18 Jun 2018
5:00 PM
4. Final Report/Verification
27 Jul 2018
5:00 PM
  • Online: 499 Final Report
5. General Test of Business Understanding
6. Subject Specific Test
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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200 hours
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Prerequisite papers: All 100, 200 and 300 level BMS compulsory papers and at least 40 points at 300 level in the area of study.




Restricted papers: MSYS599

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