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Management Dissertation PG (6254.7)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis


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  • Semester 2, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (198791) - View
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Under the guidance of a supervisor, a student will complete a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words. The topic will have previously been approved by the MPA course convener.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Students will have conducted a substantial research project and written up the results;

2. Will know how to design and conduct research projects in the field of public sector management;

3. Will be able to ground theoretical elements of management in particular case study organisations; and

4. Will know how to interpret and present the results of research in management, including recommendations for future organisational action.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Normally 39 hours of classroom and structured learning per semester.


Permission of course convener.



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