Course Title: Business Research Issues

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Research Issues

Credit Points: 24

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RMIT Intl University Vietnam


660H Grad School of Bus and Law


Viet2 2013

Course Coordinator: Prof Clive Morley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0136

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisite courses required, however MBA (Executive) program entry criteria and capabilities are required.

Course Description

This course is designed to develop and strengthen your problem solving skills, enabling you to analyse and solve complex business problems (using quantitative and qualitative techniques), assess risk and make thoughtful and insightful executive decisions.  The course will comprise a comprehensive research methods component to underpin analysis that will lead to quality, insightful research outcomes.  You will be required to implement a research methodology appropriately within the context of business and write a comprehensive research report.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See learning outcomes below:

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

You will supplement your practical experience by:

  • enhancing your ability to identify potential projects and opportunities
  • deepening your understanding of research methodologies and their appropriate application
  • increasing your capability to evaluate your own work and the work published by others in relevant areas of research

improving your ability to present research outcomes in the written and verbal form strengthening your ability to conduct independent research

Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.  You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work. 

The following learning activities have been designed to assist you to develop the important capabilities outlined in this course guide.

While this list is not exhaustive, it provides you with an overview of some of the activities to be undertaken to successfully complete the course.

  • Engage in research by means of searching texts, internet resources including data bases) and journals (academic and profession).
  • Read text material and selected articles.
  • Participate in classroom discussions.
  • Prepare and participate in class presentations.
  • Engage in reflective practice and present findings.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be advised of the prescribed readings for this course and other reading materials upon enrolment.

You may access online learning tools and content for this course from the student portal, myRMIT. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include individual business reports and essays, assignments, and class participation.