Bangor Business School
Module - Semester 1 & 2
There is no set syllabus. The subject matter can be drawn from any area of accounting, banking or finance, provided that there is suitable and sufficient reading material available, and a member of staff is available to supervise in the chosen area of study. You should choose your topic in consultation with the module organiser and other members of staff at the start of the academic year.
-threshold -D- to D+ (40-49%): Quality of proposal. Aspects include: adequacy of title, quality of abstract, proposed content, proposed methodology, suggestions for chapter headings (and key contents), proposal for interpreting results and overall coherence.
-good -B- to B+ (60-69%): Clear links between conceptual ideas and empirical data. Clear and well articulated literature review. Clear and well articulated data analysis and collection methods. Some reference in the analysis to conceptual ideas. Quality in the selections of sources for conceptual ideas and the design of data analysis and collection. Consistent references and citations.
-excellent -A- to A+ (70%+): Excellent presentation throughout. Well argued, well articulated throughout. Novel research idea and/or data collection and analysis. Possibly combining quantitative and qualitative research. Appropriate tests to determine validity and reliability of data and analysis. Thoughtful consideration of results for future research.
-another level-C- to C+ (50-59%): Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Fairintegration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
- Demonstrate an ability to present complex ideas orally
- Demonstrate good presentation and organisation skills through planning, editing and compiling a substantial research report.
- Identify relevant research to draw a data collection and analysis strategy for the project.
- Identify relevant research to draw theoretical conclusions for the project.
- Make use of library and electronic resources to identify literature and locate data.
- Recognize the qualities and support the endeavors of research by peers
- Synthesise and critically appraise a body of academic literature.
A presentation (10 minutes with a maximum of 5 slides) giving an overview of the dissertation. This will be followed by a maximum of 5 minutes answering questions on the dissertation.