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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)H.EL ASRAOUI
Intervenant(s)David CRAINICH, Hervé LELEU, Mickael VARDANYAN

Pré requis

Students should have basic knowledge of key concepts on research methodology.

Objectifs du cours

The central objective of this seminar is to broaden the students’ background on widely studied economics and business topics. The aim is also to give them methodology of the reading and analysis the scientific papers. After having this seminar, the students will be able to carry out their final memoire.

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- have background on widely studied economics and business topics,
- assimilate appropriate research methods dealing with scientific papers,
- identify research proposals,
- have a critical analysis of literature in the area,
- enhance their capacity of developing arguments and analysing situations,
- carry out their final thesis (or consulting project) next semester (or year).

Contenu du cours

- Introduction and definition of a research proposal
- Building conceptual framework
- Selecting appropriate research methods
- Definition of hypotheses and recognising assumptions
- Analysis of empirical results and enhance the value of work

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

The seminar is organized around 12 sessions of 3 hours. It combines lectures and tutorials and relies heavily on problem solving as the main pedagogical tool.

Each session consists in presenting and discussing scientific papers related to the subject. It is followed by a presentation by teams of students of their application in their “mini-dissertation”. Students will be required to take an active role in animating the sessions.

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
lecture36,00   seminar and student's presentation
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings40,00   Articles, dissertation, mini-thesis
Independent study
Estimated personal workload20,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant96,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Seminar
  • Interactive class
  • Coaching


The assessment considers synthesis & presentation of scientific papers; mini-thesis (report) and participation.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Individual Project0,00160,00
Oral presentation0,00115,00
Case study0,00115,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • • Cooper, Donald R. and Schindler, Pamela (Eds) Business Research Methods (8th edition), International edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2002 -

  • • Don Ethridge "Research Methodology in Applied Economics", 2nd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2004. Used in “Research Methodology” course (Mikayel Vardanian, 1st semester) -

  • • Esterberg K.G., Qualitative Methods in Social Research: Overrun (1st edition), McGraw-Hill Education, 2001. -

  • • Fisher Colin: "Researching and writing a dissertation, a guidebook for business students", Second Edition, Prentice Hall, Pearson Education -

  • • Saunders Mark, Lewis Philip and Thornhill Adrian: "Research Methods for Business Students", Fourth Edition 2007, Prentice Hall, Pearson Education -

  • • Sloman John and Hinde Kevin: "Economics for Business", Fourth Edition 2007, Prentice Hall, Pearson Education -

  • • Jankowicz A.D., Business Research Projects, Fourth Edition, South-Western Cengage Learning EMEA, 2005. -

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