The MRes in Management programme develops a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in the field of business and management, to equip students with an understanding of what constitutes quality research, and to acquaint them with the research processes available in business and management research from the point of inception to project completion. The programme is offered at XJTLU by IBSS faculty, and results in a University of Liverpool degree.
The overall goal of the programme is to develop fully-trained and competent management researchers who are able to understand and use research techniques appropriate to their subject area and be conversant with approaches used by other management researchers. There is substantial demand for quality academics in China, and this programme is designed to meet that need. The programme is also consistent with XJTLU’s goals of becoming a top research university both in China and globally.
Industry opportunities may manifest themselves in the form of research posts in private and public sector organisations. The programme has a substantial theoretical and methodological core, which provides an essential basis for students moving on to Doctoral level study.
This programme is both a stand-alone Masters programme with a University of Liverpool degree, as well as a pre-requisite to those who wish to earn a PhD. degree in management, economics or financial economics, registered as off-site University of Liverpool postgraduate research students, while studying at XJTLU in China.
Students in this programme are required to take the following core modules, followed by a research project (dissertation).
- BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT AS A SOCIAL SCIENCE
- QUANTITATIVE METHODS
- QUALITATIVE METHODS
- ADVANCED METHODS
The programme also includes an additional 600 hours of Additional Learning Activity which will provide the students with research and professionally-relevant skills and additional English training as required.
Students can take all credit-bearing modules in the first 12 months and move onto the Ph.D. track at that stage (whilst committing to the completion of the additional learning aspects of the Masters programme) within the following 6 months to receive the full Masters qualification.
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Last updated March 12, 2016