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Research Seminar in Management Control

  • Teacher(s):   A.Davila  
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 3 credits
  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2021-2022, 2.0h. course (weekly average)
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  • Related programme: Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting, Control and Finance
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Objectives

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This course is organized as seminars. The content of each session is the reading, presentation and discussion of research papers in management control as well as executing an empirical research project.

At the end of the course, the participants will have the following competences:

  1. Ability to identify a research idea and how to design a project to answer it
  2. Ability to write a research document
  3. Ability to present research orally
  4. Ability to develop alternative arguments and support them with evidence

Contents

Class #1: Introduction to research

- General introduction

- Presentation of the structure and content of a research paper

- Confirm the research questions and the literature to be reviewed

- Research methods

Class #2: Presentation of research articles for the projects

- Presentation and discussion of research articles

- Follow up on individual projects

Class #3: Presentation of research articles for the projects - Presentation and discussion of research articles

- Follow up on individual and group projects

Class #4: Presentation of research projects

- Presentation and discussion of research projects

- Follow up on individual and group projects

Class #5: Presentation of research projects

- Presentation and discussion of research projects

- Follow up on individual and group projects

Class #6: Presentation preliminary results

- Stage of individual projects

Class #7: Presentation of preliminary results

- Follow up on individual and group projects

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:

The final grade (first attempt) is calculated as follows

- Presentation of an article associated to your project (25% individual)

- Presentation of a 4-5 page project proposal for the Master (25% individual)

- Presentation of the preliminary results (25% individual), document of 6 - 8 pages

- Class participation (25% individual)

Retake

Exam:
Written 4 hours
Documentation:
Allowed with restrictions
Calculator:
Allowed with restrictions
Evaluation:

The final grade of the makeup exam is the analysis of a specific case and research paper (100%).



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