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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)L.BOUTEN

Pré requis

This course is the follow-up of the 'Audit and Control Research Methodology' course given during the first semester. Students should therefore have a good knowledge of key methodological and theoretical concepts in audit and control. In addition, students should have acquired statistical skills such as those covered in the quantitative methods and econometric courses during years 1 to 3 of IESEG (NB. E-learning modules are available for students who are not up to speed in this area). It is imperative that students are willing, and able, to study and analyze academic papers on their own. The ability to ask critical questions and to pursue group work is essential for success in this course.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
-identify a relevant research question
-write a coherent literature review
-build conceptual frameworks
-choose and use approporiate research methods
-analyse empirical results
-formulate conclusions

At the end of the course, the students should have greater awareness about ESRS topics, in particular, they should be able to understand and respect ethical standards in research.

Contenu du cours

Part 1 - Defining Research Questions
Part 2 - Literature Review and Conceptual Framework
Part 3 - Data Collection
Part 4 - Data Analysis
Part 5 - Presentation of the mini-master thesis

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class18,70   14 interactive courses of 80 minutes
Coaching1,50   3 coaching sessions of 30 minutes
Independent work
Independent study
Estimated personal workload20,00  
Group Project50,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant100,20  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Coaching


This course consists of two parts: Part 1) Online modules to illustrate the different data collection methods and PART2) the writing of a mini-mémoire. The first part is only continuously evaluated and counts for 15% of the overall grade. The second part counts for 85% of the grade. The students, however, have to obtain 50% for BOTH parts in order to pass, ie. students have to pass for the continuous assessment AND the project in order to pass the ENTIRE course.
Following the results of a peer assessment, different group members might obtain different grades for the mini-mémoire project.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Individual Project0,00185,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Doing business research: a guide to theory and practice – Lee N. and Lings I. (SAGE Publications, 2008) -

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