MIS41170 Capstone

Academic Year 2019/2020

Students will carry out a large independent research project and describe it in an extensive, detailed research report.

For most students, the research project will be in close collaboration with an analytics employer.

Projects will be proposed by employers, faculty, and students, and projects will be allocated by faculty to students based on a statement of interest and qualification.

Projects will feature a mixture of practical, academic, and internship styles as appropriate for the student, the employer, and the project.

Projects will be carried out by solo students or in pairs, with faculty approval.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module students should be able to:

* Describe in detail the research project they have carried out, including research aims, literature, methodology, results, and potential benefit to business and/or academia.
* Write and present to multiple audiences, in particular business/management and academic.
* Stay up to date with the developing methods of business analytics beyond the duration of the MSc programme by reading relevant literature to an appropriate level of detail.

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Final presentation Week 12 n/a Graded No


Project: Project document Week 12 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Not yet recorded

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Name Role
Dr Paula Carroll Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Matthias Glowatz Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Peter Keenan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Michael O'Neill Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Online Learning Offering 51 Week(s) - 40, 41, 42 Mon 14:00 - 17:50
Online Learning Offering 51 Week(s) - 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 Tues 11:00 - 14:50
Seminar Offering 51 Week(s) - 39 Tues 15:30 - 16:00

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