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Finding a supervisor

In BMAN31500 Dissertation, it is your responsibility to find a supervisor. Your supervisor must be a member of academic staff at Alliance Manchester Business School.

What you need to do

1. Take a good look at the following link and find a member(s) of staff whose research interests broadly match your chosen topic.

Academic members of staff are grouped into four divisions. Please look into the staff lists under the heading “Our divisions” on the following link;  

Alliance MBS Academic Staff Directory

2. Contact an academic member(s) of staff in person; introduce yourself, explain your dissertation topic, and ask if he/she is available to act as your supervisor.

3. Once your prospective supervisor has agreed to be your supervisor, you must fill in a dissertation proposal form . You must submit the proposal form to the Undergraduate Office (Alliance MBS East Room D20) no later than Monday 1 October 2018

4. The responsibilities of you and your supervisor

Problems with finding a supervisor

Please remember that for BMAN31500, it is your responsibility to secure a supervisor. The coordinator cannot undertake the task of finding a supervisor for you. However, if you encounter any problems, please contact the course coordinator or the Head of each research division. He/she will be able to advise you as to what alternative arrangement can be made


 If you change supervisors at any time during your dissertation, you must inform the dissertation coordinator and the UG office.