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Cardiff Metropolitan University International University College

CARDIFF SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) MBA 7099

DISSERTATION HANDBOOK
(Septe m b e r 201 2 Version ACADEMIC YEAR

2012/ 2 0 1 3

CONTENTS

1) Dissertation Procedures 2) Dissertation Presentation Structure and contents Format of the Presentation The cover The word count 3) Marking Scheme ) !eferencing 5) P#agiarism $) %uide#ines for the &re&aration ') Process F#owchart and Su(mission

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(1) DISSERTATION PROCEDURES


)ongratu#ations* you have passed Part 1 of the MBA programme and now embark on the second and final part of your degree. Please keep this handbook as a source of reference, because it contains relevant information for the process and completion of this major piece of work. ou may be using this handbook if you are completing! MBA"#$$ % & modules following completion of MBA"##' (esearch Methods. ou are embarking on a significant piece of individual study and need to be disciplined and realistic in your use of time. )tudents are given * months for full+time or , months for part+time completion and it is very important that you communicate with your supervisor, the -issertation .oordinator or the /ead of MBA if you are unable to meet the deadlines set. )ubmission date for &#1* is! 2 +ugust 2"13

)taff should be contactable at all times unless on annual leave but as the summer is often the only time staff may take leave then students should be mindful of the necessity of using e+mail. 0+mail in general, using your 1niversity account is the best way of keeping in contact and arranging meetings. 2hese are the dates that allow staff time to mark, double+mark and check with the e3ternal e3aminer to be certain that marks are fair and consistent. 4nce the mark is agreed it is entered at the 03amining Board and if the work e3ceeds '#5 it will pass and an MBA awarded. Meetings with su&ervisors 0ach student should know that the dissertation forms part of their degree and as such re6uires thought and preparation. 2he student should be the driver here and initiate activity around the dissertation and be reading and investigating their topic demonstrating a genuine curiousity. 2he (esearch methods teaching should have helped in the preparation of the dissertation and students should be able to work unaided in the main. 2his is an activity that is yours and for you alone to progress and be responsible for with some advice from a supervisor. 7t is very important that staff are allowed sufficient time for the reading of drafts and students M1)2 842 09P0.2 staff to read work instantly when a deadline is imminent. 7deally, a full draft between & weeks and a month before the deadline allows time for changes and amendments+ subject of course, to the supervisor:s schedule. To&ic se#ection 2here are a number of students that choose topics related to their chosen pathway and optional modules. 4ther students are influenced by their workplace; e3perience or suggestions from their reading or their ideas for future career. Above all, the topic must be interesting to you because your enthusiasm will influence your writing and ability to work. 2here is a body of knowledge available for checking who has written about the topic chosen. )tudents should be aware of who has written about their subject and demonstrate how they are informed by this work and its contribution to their study.

2he MBA offers a broad range of opportunities for further investigation and dissertation. ou may look at the titles of the previous MBA dissertations in the library for easier orientation. 2he envisaged system for the dissertation process is! )tudents are thinking about their topic, reading and investigating < this should be encouraged by (esearch Methods.

)tudent becomes familiar with e3pectation of a dissertation and timeframe.

)tudent passes Part 1 and is allocated a supervisor.

)tudent works with their supervisor with a clear plan of action formally recording * meetings.

-raft materials submitted to supervisor for checking and agreement of what is to be done ne3t.

=ork submitted following the presentation guidelines.

)tudent awaits final result. 03amining Board dates should be checked.

(esults released. T+,- +)T./0 2he dissertation is not supposed to be easy. 7f you are struggling with your work it is understandable and you must share your problem. (ather than just thinking about it more and more, make an appointment and speak to your supervisor. 7f your problem is more personal in nature, you may prefer to speak to a different member of staff from a choice of the MBA team;personal tutors;7nternational =elfare 4fficer. (emember there are also counselling services within 1niversity with professionally trained counsellors to help.

>earn to prioritise, make a list and take each point at a time. 7f you are struggling with the structure of your work, use the guidelines contained in this handbook. 2he marking scheme gives clear guidance on how the marks are allocated, use it.

(2) DISSERTATION
Structure and contents1

PRESENTATION

2here is no best way of writing a dissertation or one model for an appropriate format. /owever, certain aspects are conventionally found in a dissertation and should only be varied after discussion with the supervisor for good reason. 2hese are! 1) An opening section which should contain the following separate pages! 2itle page, declaration and statement, supervisors statement, acknowledgements, abstract?a summary of *## words, which should summarise all sections of the dissertation!2/7) M1)2 B0 78.>1-0-@, and table of contents. (2) The first chapter should be an introduction to the dissertation which should state very clearly the &ur&ose of the project on which the dissertation reports, the resu#ts1 A (rief out#ine of the su(se2uent cha&ters of the dissertation. ?8ote! it is usual, somewhat parado3ically, to write the introduction after most of the dissertation is complete in order that a student has a clear idea of what is being introduced@. 2he student should include an aims and o(3ectives section . 3) Chapter two should be a critica# review of the re#evant academic #iterature on which the dissertation builds, identifying the relevant theoretical ideas, concepts, debates and issues. 4) A chapter on Research Methods should state what methodologies are considered, what was selected and why. 4ustification for the fina# methodo#og5 se#ected and the sam&#ing techni2ues6 sam&#ing framework6 the si7e and t5&e of an5 a&&ro&riate surve56 shou#d (e inc#uded1 8.f a case stud5 methodo#og5 is used then the 3ustification for the organisation used to (e inc#uded)1 A) One, or possibly two chapters that report on the research findings , both secondary and primary, clearly described, using as themes, what you have discovered and proposing reasons wh5 this may be. This section shou#d use an5 a&&ro&riate gra&hica# re&resentation that adds to the c#arit5 of 5our findings1 6) Clear discussion chapter setting out the main findings of the dissertation linking your #iterature reviews with the research findings so that a clear theme can be identified through the whole work. 4n this information you can make your argument and assess. (emember to include what your findings contribute to both the general literature on the subject and the specialist field, and;or practical problems which you have covered empirically. 7nclude those results which surprised you and which may appear, at first sight, counter+ intuitive to others. Make sure that you address all the objectives of the study. -o not forget to identify further avenues of development. 7) The conclusion should refer back to aims and objectives . .lear recommendations or procedures should be identified. 5

B@ References9 2here should be a complete reference list of all works used. 2his should be done in a standard /arvard format listing works alphabetically by author. 7t should be noted that one of the routine sources of presentational problems comes in mistakes in the referencing bibliography and therefore students should take considerable care in the compilation of the reference list and ensure that every work referred to in the te3ts is in fact listed in the references < see separate section. $@ Appendices to the dissertation are legitimate but should be kept to an absolute minimum, eg. Cuestionairres used. 1#@ ootnotes should be avoided. 7t is important that the dissertation should be your own independent work as a formal e3amination script. A dissertation should not merely consist of a patchwork of other peopleDs thoughts and interpretations stitched together with a few threads of the studentDs own devising. 2he /:-!+;; ;-0%T< of the dissertation ?e3cluding appendices@ must not e3ceed 1A,### words and in practice the length of a dissertation would normally be e3pected to be within a range of 1#,### to 1&,### words. State the num(er of words at the end of 5our work1 Presentation9 All copies shall be presented in permanent and legible form in typescript or print and the characters shall be not less than 12 &t. 2yping shall be of even 6uality with clear black characters, and capable of photographic reproduction. 115 s&acing shall be used in typescript but for the )ummary and indented 6uotations single spacing shall be used. -rawings and )ketches shall be in black inkE unnecessary detail should be omitted and there should be at least 1 mm between lines. Page margins for both left and right side should be set at *cm. .opies produced by 3erographic or comparable permanent processes are acceptable.

The )over9 2he volume shall bear the surname and initia#s of the candidate, 2he fu## or a((reviated tit#e of the dissertation, 2he name of the degree for which the dissertation is being submitted 2he date of su(mission.

0ote as a %uide on#59 The word count for each cha&ter shou#d norma##5 (e9= .ntroduction ;iterature !eview Methodo#og5 Findings Discussion?+na#5sis a&&ro>1 2""" words a&&ro>1 2"""=25"" words a&&ro>1 2""" words a&&ro>112""" words a&&ro>1 2"""=3""" words 6

)onc#usions !ecommendations

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(3) MARKING SCHEME


D.SS-!T+T./0 M+!,.0% S)<-MAbstract and 7ntroduction A clear purpose with an overall aim and objectives e3plaining how the aim is to be achieved. A summary of what is to be covered. Background (esearch 2heoretical framework is here. 2his is the backbone of what is to come Peer reviewed journals and;or and says what has been written that is up+to date reports must be in meaningful for this study. evidence. 7nformation should have direction and lead into the local; personal study . Method 2his should be a natural /ere there is the justification of choice of progression from the previous the way chosen for additional section developing the investigation. 2he who, why, what where e3isting information into a and how must be covered here. local study. 2he process should be transparent and not regurgitate )aunders. (esearch -esign;Method 0thics, limitations and the real inside story should be here evidenced in portfolio )tudents should evidence the choices made eg by following an approach used elsewhere eg a similar research study in a journal but in the main this is about what they did and then what was done with the information gathered. 2hey should recognise their audience does not need description but analysis. 2he section should be emphasising analysis. All claims to be substantiated. 2here should be no weak assumptions. Mirrors introduction and rounds up. Goined up approach. 1ses handbook and )chool guidelines. May demonstrate a solid understanding if not a cutting edge piece. 1A5

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Findings with discussion of the data. Markers to review the portfolio of evidence. .onclusion and recommendations. Presentation, adherence to word limit and relevant support materials included eg 6uestionnaires .ontribution;originality;creativity;diligenc e

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+@+!D )+T-%/!.-S Part 2wo ?the Master:s dissertation@. "#5 and over ,#5+,$5 '# + A$5 # + *$5 ! ! ! -istinction level Merit Pass Fail

7n order to gain a Master:s -egree with -istinction, a candidate shall achieve a distinction level performance in each of Part 4ne and Part 2wo of the MBA. A candidate may be awarded a masters degree with distinction in the dissertation, when the dissertation ?Part two of the MBA@ is awarded a distinction mark but the candidate has not achieved a distinction grade in the Part 4ne of the MBA. P/ST%!+DA+T- %-0-!.) +SS-SSM-0T )!.T-!.+ 2he following give some general guidance on how marks are allocated! /vera## Marks Mark Descri&tion $# + 1## An e3ceptional and outstanding submission, providing original insights which add to the discipline area or academic area and, with some editing, could be published as a study in its own right. 7n addition to the ne3t section, a submission in this range would be distinguished by superior organisation and comprehensiveness, given the ma3imum word limit and time scale. A submission that demonstrates an e3cellent understanding of the 6uestion and issues under consideration and of the comple3ity of the issues involved. 2heoretical considerations are used to underpin the overall design and the relevance of factual information. 2here is some measure of original and creative thinking. 2here must be evidence of wide reading with a critical focus. 2his range will cover a submission that has a number of original insights and also provides a comprehensive and accurate coverage of the 6uestion and issues under consideration with a high level of consistency throughout the dissertation. 2he submission will show evidence of ability to maintain a personal position in original terms and show a command of the accepted critical positions with some attempts at innovation. 2here is a demonstration of the dissertation 6uestion being clearly put and understood in relation to the comple3ities of the issues involved. 2here is a sound use of relevant factual knowledge and theoretical issues.

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2he submission shows a reasonable ability to defend a position on the basis of use of evidence. 7t shows evidence of evaluation of the ability to use information and synthesis of generalisations from it. 2here is clear evidence of selection of appropriate material, research design, logical structure and argument but with lapses of integration. 2he answer demonstrates an understanding of the major basic issues, both factually and theoretically. 2he submission demonstrates some understanding of the major or basic issues in the 6uestion. 2here is less than average evidence of a level of analysis and judgement, use of criteria and an attempt to use a logical structure and argument. 2here is evidence of effort and significant data collection. 2here is little or no evidence of understanding the basic issues. 2here are significant factual errors and contradictions. 2he submission is poorly planned and integrated with little evidence of a clear train of thought or development of argument. )ome evidence of ability to collate information and construct generalisations, but with little discretion. 2he submission does not clearly specify a basic 6uestion and shows little logical development or structure. 2here is no evidence of criticism, synthesis or evaluation. >ittle evidence of getting beyond the proposal.

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(4) REFERENCING
).T+T./0 B !-F-!-0).0% .ntroduction 2he /A(HA(- method of referencing is recommended within 1niversity. 2he /A(HA(- system has a number of advantages!

there are no footnotes it does not interrupt the flow of the te3t when read it provides references to sources without the reader having to go to the end of the te3t it simplifies the citations at the end of the te3t by doing away with the need for a list of references as well as a bibliography.

2he main points about referencing are to be consistent and to use the system correctly. )iting within 5our Te>t Brief 6uotes ?less than A lines@ are usually contained within the te3t but placed between inverted commas, while longer e3tracts are given a separate single+spaced indented paragraph with a line left blank above and below and no use of inverted commas. 7n

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both cases you must acknowledge the author within your te3t and give a full reference in the (eference >ist. 7f you refer to the author directly, place the year of publication in brackets! e.g. Bell ?1$$'@ describes a number of different strategies for . . . . . 7f the author is not referred to directly in the sentence, both the name and year are placed in brackets! e.g. 4ne particular source on methodology ?Bell, 1$$'@ has indicated that. . . . -o not add forenames or initials. 2he year refers to when the particular edition was published, not the year the te3t was printed. 7f a reference relates to a particular page in a book, include the page number prefi3ed by &1 for a single page, or &&1 if more than one page. Cuotations from articles do not need the page numbers as they should be indicated in the (eference >ist included at the end of you work ?see later in this unit@. )ome e3amples of how to reference within your work follow!

7f you want to use a small direct 6uotation of a piece of te3t within your work , then you must give the details of the te3t between inverted commas followed by name, date and page?s@ e.g. I(eading . . . . . may help you to devise a theoretical or analytical framework as a basis for the analysis and interpretation of data.I ?Bell, 1$$*, p. **@

=hen referring to the work in the te3t as part of a sentence then immediately after the name include the date and page number only! e.g. Bell ?1$$*, p. **@ states that I(eading may help you to devise a theoretical or analytical framework as a basis for the analysis and interpretation of data.I

For a long 6uote, it is best to use the following format Blank line (eading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................ ................................................................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . shows this well. Bell, 1$$*, pp. **+*' Blank line

7f more than one te3t has been published by the same author in the same year ?and is included in the reference list@, then label them a, b, etc! e.g. Gones, 1$$&a Gones, 1$$&b, p. A1

Multiple references should be listed according to the date of publication! e.g. Jane, 1$B'E =alker, 1$BAE and Bell, 1$$*.

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=here there are more than two authors, the surname of the first followed by Det alD and the year is used ?full details should be provided in the reference list at the end@! e.g. Gones et al., 1$$1

=here the author?s@ is ?are@ the editor?s@ of the te3t the name?s@ is ?are@ followed by DedD and then the year! e.g. /ouse, ed., 1$B, Bell et al. eds., 1$B'.

=here an original source has been found in a secondary work, always 6uote the original in your te3t, but acknowledge in the (eference >ist at the end where the original was seen. 2here is no need to mention the secondary work in the te3t.

01C1 7n postgraduate, masters and Ph- work particularly, students will be e3pected to use primary sources as far as possible. The !eference ;ist ou must always fully reference all your sources at the end of your work. 1se the heading !-F-!-0)-S and place before any appendices Cui#ding a !eference 2he first item in your reference is the authorDs surname, followed by the authorDs initials and the date. 2he title is ne3t followed by the subtitle ?if there is one@. 2he final items are the publisherDs location and name.

(eferences in the list are arranged alphabetically according to the authorDs name. A>> works referred to in the te3t and secondary sources where the work was found ?if relevant@ should be listed. 7f there is more than one te3t by the same author then order them by date. !eferencing different sources -ifferent types of sources re6uire a slightly different method of referencing. 01C1 P#ease note &unctuation conventions shou#d he o(served e>act#5 as indicated in these guide#ines1 Cooks Burgess, (.K. ?1$B'@, 7n the Field! An 7ntroduction to Field (esearch. >ondon! 1nwin /yman. Burgess, (.K. ?1$BA@, 7ssues in 0ducational (esearch! Cualitative Methods. >ondon! Falmer Press. )ingle named authors are placed before joint authorships regardless of the year of publication, e.g. 12

Bell, G. ?1$$*@, -oing our (esearch Project. Buckinghamshire! 4pen 1niversity Press. Bell, G., Bush, 2., Fo3, A., Koodey, G., and Koulding, ). ?eds.@ ?1$B'@, .onducting )mall+)cale 7nvestigations in 0ducational management. >ondon! P.P. Publications without individual authors should be cited with the organisation responsible as the author as well as ?usually@ the publisher. Kovernment Publications should cite the -epartment as the author with /M)4 as the publisher, e.g. 0mployment -epartment ?1$$&@, 2raining )tatistics. >ondon! /M)4. 2heses and -issertations are 6uoted like other references in the te3t, but are annotated as Dnon+publishedD work. Critish Standards .ite British )tandards 7nstitution, date in brackets, title, B) number, e.g. British )tandards 7nstitution ?1$B"@, Cuality )ystems, B) A"A#. )onference Proceedings 7nclude as much information as possible, citing the authorDs name and initial, the date in brackets, title of paper, title of conference, location, date, organisers;publishers, e.g. =harfe, >. ?1$$1@, .ontinuity in 0ducation and 2raining for Further 0ducation. 7n! 2he )earch for .ontinuity in F0 2eacher+2raining, /uddersfield. 2he Polytechnic of /uddersfield and ).78).02! .onference (eport, /uddersfield. 4ourna# +rtic#es .ite the authorDs name and initial, the date in brackets, the title of the article, the title of the Gournal ?underlined;italics@, the volume and part number, and the page numbers, e.g. .hurcher, G. ?1$$#@, 0valuating the effectiveness of in+service education and training. 0ducation 2oday, '# ?&@, pp. *"+'1. 01C1 )a&ita# #etters are used for each ma3or word 8not &re&ositions6 con3unctions or definite?indefinite artic#es) for (ook tit#es6 (ut not for artic#e tit#es . Secondar5 Sources Articles or chapters that are 6uoted from anthologies are 6uoted as normal in the te3t, but both the article and the original source must be acknowledged in the (eference >ist in alphabetical order, e.g. Allan, K. and )kinner, .. ?eds.@ ?1$$1@, /andbook for (esearch in the )ocial )ciences.>ondon! 2he Falmer Press. .lavert, P. ?1$$1@, =riting )kills, in Allan and )kinner ?eds.@ ?1$$1@ pp. $,+1#, )iting e#ectronic references

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Much of the material you use in your essays and assignments may come from electronic sources such as the internet. 2his material must also be referenced correctly, and guidance on how to do this can be found by following the links below )imple guidelines with e3amples can be found at! http!;;www.bournemouth.ac.uk;library;citingLreferences;citingLrefsLmain.html More comprehensive information is available in 03cerpts from 7nternational )tandard 7)4 ,$#+& at! http!;;www.nlc+bnc.ca;iso;tc',sc$;standard;,$#+&e.htm -=(ooks For e+books the re6uired elements for a reference are! Author, ear, Title of book. Mtype of mediumN Place of publication! Publisher. Followed by OAvailable at!P ?then@ include e+book source and web site address;1(>?1niform (esource >ocator@ and routing details if needed. MAccessed dateN. Fishman, (., &##A. The rise and fall of suburbia. Me+bookN .hester! .astle Press. Available at! 1niversity >ibrary;-igital >ibrary;e+books http!;;libweb.anglia.ac.uk;0+ books MAccessed A Gune &##AN. .arlsen, G. Q .harters, )., eds. &##". Global wine tourism. Me+bookN =allingford! .AB7 Pub. Available at! 1niversity >ibrary;>ibrary .atalogue; https!;;oscar.lib.anglia.ac.uk; MAccessed $ Gune &##BN.

0C Do not #ist references in se&arate categories DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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(5) PLAGIARISM

@hat is P#agiarismE 2he 43ford 0nglish -ictionary defines plagiarism as Dwriting borrowed thoughts as originalD. Plagiarism is distinguished from the proper use of sources by its failure to discuss, analyse and acknowledge the influence of anotherDs work. )tudents will, of course, use other peopleDs work and ideas, but there is a difference between this and relying totally on other peoplesD efforts. P#agiarism is Anfair Practice . 2here are strict 1niversity regulations regarding 1nfair Practice Procedure and Plagiarism. 2hese are in your )tudent /andbook and you advised to read these carefully. @hat does it coverE our sources of material must be acknowledged. All information taken from books, journals, handouts etc., must be clearly referenced. All written work ?practical written assignments, essays for tutors, assessment essays, essays in e3aminations, long essays and dissertations, etc.@ must be a reflection of a studentDs own efforts. All 6uotations from other sources must be acknowledged. Students who re&roduce the words of an author6 editor6 3ourna#ist or critic and attem&t to &ass them off as their own origina# work wi## (e heavi#5 &ena#ised . 2his includes both copying word for word and copying work making slight changes. A subtle form of plagiarism occurs when there is no deliberate intention to deceive, for e3ample making notes from a te3t and then copying those notes without realising that the words used are the original authorDs and not the studentDs. /owever, this is still plagiarism and must be avoided. -irect copying of any material will a#wa5s (e severe#5 &ena#ised and will be brought to the attention of the e3am board.

(6) GUIDELINES FOR THE PRE PARATION DISSERTATIONS FOR MBA


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2his handbook is not a definitive statement of Aniversit5 regu#ations. Full copies of the regulations are available in the academic handbook ?available from student portal@ and http!;;www*.uwic.ac.uk;english;registry;academicLhandbook;pages;home.asp3 .ardiff Metropolitan:s regulations for Modular Master:s degree schemes that covers the MBA state that candidates must successfully complete Part 4ne of the MBA ?the taught stage@ before being permitted to proceed to Part 2wo ?the dissertation stage@. 15

R2he dissertation shall embody the methods and results of a research project. 7ts length should not e3ceed 1A,### words:. Su(mit two soft (ound6 &#us one e#ectronic co&5 8Microsoft @ord) of the dissertation to the <and=.n /ffice1 0ach copy of the dissertation submitted shall include! ?a@ ?b@ an abstract of the dissertation not e3ceeding *## wordsE and a signed statement signed by the candidate indicating to what e3tent it is a result of his;her independent work or investigation, and shall indicate any portions for which he or she is indebted to other sources. 03plicit references must be given and a full bibliography must be appended to the work. a signed statement certifying that it has not already been submitted in candidature for any other degree. a signed statement by the supervisor

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2he above forms covering a + d are located on Blackboard and must be used at the time of submission. Portfo#io of -vidence ou must collect all the evidence to show e3actly what has been done, including your data and notes. Please submit in a file, with your name and student number. 2his must be submitted along with your dissertation. +dditiona# Forms ou must also loosely insert evidence of your * supervisor meetings ?your supervisor should have this template@. Mitigating )ircumstances .ardiff Metropolitan 1niversity may e3tend these deadlines in e>ce&tiona# cases only and in accordance with the procedure and criteria laid down in the Academic /andbook. A reasoned application, supported by appropriate independent evidence, must be submitted by the candidate to the MBA -issertation .o+ordinator for further consideration by the 1niversity. 2he e3tension shall be subject to approval of the Mitigating .ircumstances .ommittee. 2hese applications are subject to scrutiny by 1niversity, which lays down the following limits beyond which candidature will lapse and e3amination precluded! =ithin two calendar years from the start of candidature in the case of full time students =ithin five calendar years of the start of candidature in the case of part time students

->tension to )andidature?S&ecia# )ases )hould you re6uire an e3tension that takes you beyond your period of candidature mentioned above, then you will be re6uired to complete and submit to the MBA 16

-issertation .onvenor a )pecial .ases form in accordance with the Kuidance on )ubmission of )pecial .ases.

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(7) PROCESS

FLOWCHART

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SUBMISSION

Finish taught part of Research Methodology Module

Assessm ent 1: Presentation (40%) Assessm ent 2: H and -in Prop osal (60%) Proposal eed !a"# or t$e st% d ent

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MC+ Dissertation +rrangements for +ugust 2"13


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1 Soft and 1 <ard bound -issertations should be handed into <and=.n /ffice (5 2 +ugust 2"13 to meet the 8ovember &#1* 03am board. +n e#ectronic co&5 shou#d (e su(mitted in 2 versions9 PDF format and Microsoft @ord Format Bound into the dissertation should be the Dec#aration statement. ?Both )tudent -eclaration and )upervisor -eclaration@.

+dditiona# evidence to (e su(mitted with 5our dissertation


ou must collect all the evidence to show e3actly what has been done, including your data and notes. Please submit in a file, with your name and student number. 2his must be submitted along with your dissertation.

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