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MSc/ Diploma in Social Science Research Methods (Management and Business)

Management and Business Pathway Information

The Management and Business Studies route through the Social Science Research Methods MSc/Diploma is suitable for two groups of people:

  • Those people, especially business practitioners, who want to develop their understanding of and skills in applied research work.
  • Those planning to undertake a PhD on a topic pertaining to management disciplines such as human resource management, organisational behaviour, strategic management, public sector management, marketing, accounting, finance, logistics and operations management.  

Research training in Management and Business Studies builds on the internationally recognised research carried out by academic staff within Cardiff Business School (CARBS).  Students benefit from specialist expertise in management research as well as from the broad research profile of the School and links with wider Cardiff University research and the SSRM.

This research training programme is now well-established and has been recognised by the ESRC for a number of years. Students undertaking the Business and Management Studies Pathway of the MSc/Diploma in Social Science Research Methods take core methods modules as well as subject-specific content required for becoming competent business management researchers.

In order to have a meaningful contact with research being conducted by the staff in CARBS, students are linked to one or more academic sections.  Students will be supervised by academic staff with considerable expertise in their chosen fields.  These staff members are actively involved in disseminating research via publications in academic and practitioner journals, books and presentations to conferences.  Many staff members are involved in editing or reviewing for scholarly management journals.

For further information please contact Dr Mike Marinetto: