Final Project (Executive Master of Real Estate Students)
Scope of the Course:
The Final Project is the capstone to the Executive Master of Real Estate. It may take the form of an academic research paper (Dissertation), for those wishing to hone their academic and professional writing skills. Or, it may be the critical analysis of a case study, a business plan for a Real Estate development, a market analysis, or some other piece of sustained independent and original work that demonstrates that the learning objectives of the program have been met. This enables Executive Program students to specialise in an area of their choice, and further tailor the program to meet their own professional requirements or personal expectations.
Whatever the student chooses, the Final Project is the opportunity for students to implement their research project on an independent basis, under academic supervision. The role of the Supervisor is to guide and mentor the student in their research as it progresses. The Final Project is written over 10 weeks, however, the supervision will end after the first 6 weeks. This is to enable students to obtain feedback on the topic, research design, and methodology for their Project, and then work independently for the remaining 4 weeks (though the Supervisor, at his/her discretion, may assist in critical issues after the 6 week supervision cut-off).
The learning objectives for this course are as follows:
Students will write a Final Project of between 10,000 words and 12,000 words consistent with the Faculty regulations and in the appropriate format.
The Final Project or Dissertation provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their analytical, research, and writing skills, bringing to bear a comprehensive knowledge of their programme of study, tested according to the conventions governing Dissertation at MA level, including the ability to:
Communicate effectively and fluently in writing a dissertation that makes an original argument that meets the appropriate faculty standards and criteria;
Identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and advocate solutions to problems;
Develop reasoned arguments, synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement
Work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time-management
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