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BSc in Management/Management (Specialism), International Management and International Management with American Business Studies students may elect to  do a 40 credit Management dissertation, BMAN31500, in their final year.

IM and IMABS students who elect to take BMAN31500 Dissertation are encouraged to choose an international topic as this is a good link between their studies abroad and the final year courses.

The dissertation is available to BSc Management (Accounting and Finance) specialism students but will not count towards the 60-credit specialsim requirement as students are permitted to take 40 credit project courses - BMAN31000 Financial Analysis of Corporate Performance or BMAN30190 Empirical Finance providing all pre-requisites are met. Supervisors will not be available from the Accounting and Finance Division.

Undertaking a dissertation provides a valuable introduction to carry out independent research. It is a good opportunity to study a key issue faced by a business and develop your analytical skills. If you are still in doubt, please take a look at:

Why should I do a dissertation?



Administrative information

Here you will find administrative information and documentation that you will need to complete to undertake a dissertation. The “Administrative information” page also contains the key dates and the course description.


Finding a supervisor

Here you will find the proposal form and information on how to start. Please note that in this course (BMAN31500 Dissertation), it is your responsibility to find a supervisor.


Help with writing

The “Help with writing” page contains information of basic writing tips. You will also find PowerPoint slides about academic writing.

Past student dissertations

On this page, you can view and download selected past dissertations.