Details for Methods in Business Studies

In this subject, students will explore the theory and literature framing business research issues and will develop a research approach, which will inform and enhance business practice from a Christian worldview.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BUS701
  • Credit points: 20
  • Subject coordinator: Paul Oslington


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Methods in Business Studies

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate a systemic and critical understanding of business research issues as framed within business theory and literature;
  2. Critically assess and apply effective business models and theories as they relate to professional and/or corporate situations;
  3. Demonstrate an ability to autonomously engage in critical reflection, analysis, and synthesis of specific business contexts;
  4. Propose a topic of research on a business issue and, in consultation with a supervisor, develop a research approach and display an advanced level of integrative reflection which will inform and enhance business practice from a Christian worldview.

Subject Content

  • Objectives and contexts of business research
  • Research traditions in business
  • Research designs
  • Ethical considerations
  • Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research
  • Data analysis and write up

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (Two weeks (not necessarily consecutive): 7 hours per day for 10 days = 70 class hours + 170 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Literature Review (50%)
  • Methodology Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Please consult your lecturer before purchasing any texts