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dc.contributor.authorNzekwe-Excel, Chinny
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-09T12:34:53Z
dc.date.available2021-03-09T12:34:53Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-17
dc.identifier.citationNzekwe-Excel, C. (2021) A qualitative study on the experiences and challenges of MBA students’ engagement with a business research methods module. Journal of Work-Applied Management. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWAM-08-2020-0040en
dc.identifier.issn2205-2062en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JWAM-08-2020-0040en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623970
dc.description© 2021 The Author. Published by Emerald. This is an open access article available under a Creative Commons licence. The published version can be accessed at the following link on the publisher’s website: https://doi.org/10.1108/JWAM-08-2020-0040en
dc.description.abstractUndertaking research as part of a business degree qualification undoubtedly enables students to develop practical and life-long skills. Nevertheless, students seem to find it challenging undertaking a research project. This study set out to explore the experiences of a group of MBA students who recently undertook their business and management research projects as part of their MBA degree program. The study was carried out in a UK Higher Education Institution and is based on an MBA Business and Management Research Module. The purpose of the module is to enable learners to develop advancedlevel independent research and critical problem-solving skills within a business context. The study adopted a qualitative approach to capture a broad mix of students’ experiences and perceptions on the Module. The sample includes previous MBA students on different cohorts, and different nationalities. Outcomes of the study show that though students are stretched in the business and management project process, they develop a diversity of skills required in the workplace while conducting their projects. The study findings also show that the practical implications of the students’ projects and progressive support from their Project Supervisors contribute to the successful completion of their projects and subsequent attainment of their MBA degree. Outcomes of this study further reveal that undertaking business and management projects creates a rewarding learning experience for learners/students, develops confident graduates, as well as enables effective applications of theory into practice.en
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dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JWAM-08-2020-0040/full/htmlen
dc.subjectbusiness researchen
dc.subjectmanagementen
dc.subjectMBAen
dc.subjectresearch methodsen
dc.subjectprojecten
dc.titleA qualitative study on the experiences and challenges of MBA students’ engagement with a business research methods moduleen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Work-Applied Managementen
dc.date.accepted2021-02-21
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW09032021CNen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-03-17en
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