This pre-masters course prepares students to become proficient in the writing of academic papers, e.g. literature reviews, conceptual papers, research proposals and theses.
After successful completion of the course, participants are expected to:
- Understand the management research process, incl. ethics and plagiarism
- Search for relevant scientific articles relevant for the writing of academic articles/manuscripts;
- Evaluate scientific articles using a set of criteria;
- Effectively use information from scientific articles for the writing of academic articles/manuscripts;
- Apply the conventions of source citation and referencing into their own academic articles/manuscripts; and
- Prepare a literature review using various academic, scientific, and professional sources.
The course provides participants with the necessary skills for the preparation of academic articles/manuscripts in English. Participants will also be taught the techniques of effective information search, the ways to work with scientific articles and evaluate them, and the conventions used in literature citation and referencing. Participants will be expected to perform skill-building exercises during the different sessions. Writing tasks will also be given to provide participants the opportunity to practice and/or improve their writing skills. A total of 7 sessions are scheduled and each session will be a combination of workshops and short lectures. Attendance of all sessions is obligatory.