Module code: MAND033

Module Overview

This module introduces students to the fundamentals of effective management of academic careers. It adopts a problem-solving orientation which should enable students to acquire a sound understanding of the competencies needed to optimize their chances of publishing high quality research. In addition they will acquire practical knowledge about the research and publication process which will be supplemented with insights from SBS academics with a wealth of experience of the realities of this process.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

ARYEE Samuel (SBS)

Number of Credits: 0

ECTS Credits: 0

Framework: FHEQ Level 8

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Formulating a value-added research problem

  • Doing a literature review

  • Preparing a manuscript for journal submission

  • Successfully integrating theories

  • Doing a developmental/constructive review

  • Managing the revise and resubmit process

  • The role of the editor in the review process

  • Managing academic careers and developing a programme of research


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment

Resubmit the individual essay.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the module's learning outcomes.

Formative assessment

Students will be required to actively participate in class discussions and prepare for these discussions by reading assigned journal articles. They will also complete practical exercises such as providing developmental reviews. These activities will enable students to acquire skills and competencies not only necessary for conducting high quality research but also the summative assessment.

Thus, the summative assessment for this unit consists of:

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  • Assessment 1: Individual essay (3,000-5,000 words)

Students will write and submit a research paper that serves as a dress rehearsal for their confirmation report. Essentially, the paper must define a research problem, review and critique the literature, develop research questions/hypotheses, and propose and justify a method for implementing the proposed research.   


Students can expect to receive feedback on their presentations, in-class discussion and activities as well as written feedback on their summative assignments.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to be highly interactive and to provide a collegial environment for experience sharing. A seminar style presentation format will be adopted and students will be expected to read and discuss assigned journal articles. Students will also have an opportunity to practice a number of research-related skills such as manuscript review and preparing a confirmation report.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Class discussion

  • Verbal student presentations

  • Student-led reviews of assigned journal articles

  • Practical activities such as reviewing of manuscripts.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Management and Business PHD 1 Compulsory Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.