Students must have completed a total of 60 credits in a business program prior to enrolling, including the following course: MANA 390.
Description: This course provides students with an opportunity to carry out an in-depth investigation of a selected business problem in small business management, sustainability, family business or related fields. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of current management research findings to managers or employees in business organizations, institutions or industries. Students select a topic related to their area of interest and carry out a research project in collaboration with faculty supervisors. Data collected from various sources including, but not limited to, interview, survey or archival sources are used to heighten the relevance of the findings to a target audience. Students write a practitioner-style article, and give an oral presentation at the end of the term. The course allows students to provide a useful service to practitioners, while deepening their understanding of key areas in management, and building a career-enhancing professional network.
Component(s): Seminar; Fieldwork; Reading