Course Title: Organisational Research Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Organisational Research Project

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Dr Fang Zhao

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925-1392

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Admission into a Master -by-course work program in business and/or management areas at RMIT

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an opportunity to undertake a research project on an organisational topic that is relevant to the students’ experience, interests and career aspirations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
• apply an approved research design
• collect data, and analyse and interpret findings
• use theory and the literature to frame the research project and to interpret data
• make a sophisticated written presentation of the research project

Overview of Learning Activities

The research project relies significantly upon self-directed learning with the assistance of an academic advisor.

Overview of Learning Resources

The resources for this course will include books and relevant journals, both hard copy and electronic.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment in this course is based on your designing and undertaking a research project. This will require you to understand relevant literature in your chosen topic area and demonstrate an ability to relate research findings to organisational issues.