Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
  • Development of critical thinking, analytical, conceptual and research skills at the highest level
  • Deep understanding and advanced knowledge of a relevant research topic
  • Development of effective research skills, including formulation of research problem; integration of previous publications into an appropriate literature review; design of a research study; data analysis; ability to summarize, synthesise and present the results; draw conclusions and make recommendations for future research
  • Generate, evaluate, and assess the ethical obligations related to research at this level
  • Capacity to communicate research findings, relating them to theoretical literature and methodologies
  • Contribution to the candidate’s own professional practice
  • Application of intellectual independence, autonomy, authoritative judgement, academic rigour and ethical integrity to the creation of a substantial contribution to knowledge in the field of business
  • Extension of knowledge, expertise and skill, through the application of research, to business problems
  • Development of an ability to carry out independent research at an advanced level, and enhance the ability to deliver ideas, research methodology and findings by means of formal presentations with critiques of analytical, written, oral and media presentation skills in business environments
  • search for, discover, access, retrieve, sift, interpret, analyse, evaluate, manage, conserve and communicate an ever-increasing volume of knowledge from a range of sources
  • think critically about problems to produce innovative solutions and create new knowledge; plan, manage and deliver projects, selecting and justifying appropriate
  • methodological processes while recognising, evaluating and minimising the risks involved and impact on the environment
  • exercise professional standards in research and research integrity, and engage in professional practice, including ethical, legal, and health and safety aspects, bringing enthusiasm, perseverance and integrity to bear on their work activities
  • support, collaborate with and lead colleagues, using a range of teaching, communication and networking skills to influence practice and policy in diverse environments
  • appreciate the need to engage in research with impact and to be able to communicate it to diverse audiences, including the public
  • build relationships with peers, senior colleagues, students and stakeholders with sensitivity to equality, diversity and cultural issues.
  • ability to prepare, plan and manage their own career development while knowing when and where to draw on support
  • knowledge at the most advanced frontier of a field of work or study and at the interface between fields
  • the most advanced and specialised skills and techniques, including synthesis and evaluation, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice
  • demonstrate substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity and sustained commitment to the development of new ideas or processes at the forefront of work or study contexts including research.