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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)R.PARVULESCU
Intervenant(s)Annamaria FIORI, R.PARVULESCU

Pré requis

Solid background in Economics and Quantititave methods

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Define a research problem (different methodologies)
- Build a literature review (how to find relevant scientific sources)
- Build a set of hypothesis
- Appreciate the importance of including the notions of Uncertainty and of Ethics in knowledge.
- Work effectively in a group.
- Use different bibliographic resources and develop the ability to judge the scientific ones.
- Use different software tools (Excel).
- Develop ability to use the appropriate research design given the research question & hypothesis.
- Use appropriate statistical tools to interpret results.

Contenu du cours

The following points will be tackled:
- define a research problem (different methodologies) and build a literature review (how to find relevant scientific sources)
- build a set of hypothesis and model the problem
- test the validity of the hypothesis & interpretation
- conclusions & future research

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings24,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Research
  • Interactive class
  • Coaching


At the begnning of each session students pass a quizz that checks whether they have read the necessaru chapters before comoing to the class. An extended Assignment is handed in to students at the beginning of the semester that they have to complete (in groups of 4) before the end of the semester. Professor guidance on this Assignement is offered during each session. A theortical and practical final exam concluds this course

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Final Exam
Written exam2,00150,00
Continuous assessment
Group Project0,00220,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Nicholas Lee, Ian Ling, 2008, “Doing Business Research: A Guide to Theory and Practice”, SAGE Publications -

  • all economics reviews avialable on the BU Vauban website. -

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