Students write an integrative paper on an assigned topic based on secondary research and then formulate a written primary data research design to investigate a specific key issue. They must formulate research questions and hypotheses, construct survey instruments and experimental designs, draft sample plans, outline data handling procedures, and prepare a comprehensive research proposal, furnishing justifications for its theoretical as well as practical significance. An oral presentation of each project is required at the conclusion of the semester.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Completion of 21 s.h. of advanced core courses or above (including BAN 203, IB 207, and at least 6 s.h. of the required 18 s.h. in the area of concentration), and permission of the department chairperson. Open only to matriculated graduate students in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and in other Schools at Hofstra where appropriate. See specific program requirements.