Professional Level Business Dissertations Are Actually Easy to Compose

What is a Dissertation?

A dissertation, or thesis, is a well-documented essay on a topic you have researched. To get your master’s degree or your bachelor’s degree in business, you must write a successful business dissertation. Writing a dissertation is often one of the hardest tasks for a college student, but it doesn't have to be. Depending on your university, your dissertation typically has to be somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 words and you only have a few months to complete it. The length alone may seem overwhelming already, but writing your dissertation won’t be too difficult if you already know a few things before you get started.

Choosing a topic

When choosing what to write your business dissertation on, choose something that will be a process of self-development for you and that will change your managerial life. You have three elements to consider when choosing what to write about:

  • The university professor reading your work
  • You, the student
  • The employer you are currently working for or will possibly be working for

Your college professor will judge your dissertation by academic merit and your employer, or possible employer, will use it to judge your potential. Choose a topic that will make all three people happy. Knowing what will appeal to each person will help you determine your topic.

  • What are the university’s motives?
  • That is to help you, one of its students, learn how to learn so you can be adaptive and to award a degree to a candidate that has earned it.

  • What are your motives?
  • That should be to make more money, to learn about the topic you chose and to obtain your degree.

  • And what are the employer’s motives?
  • Your employer wants to have a worker who is qualified, adaptive employee and who can manage the firm well enough to produce profit.

Avoid conflict between the three and focus on areas all can agree on in your writing. You, your college professor and your possible employer all want you to get your degree, improve your skill level and make you an attractive candidate, so focus on these things as you write.

Structure of Your Research Dissertation

  1. Title page
  2. Contents page
  3. Abstract: usually 200-250 words long. Brief summary of your dissertation.
  4. Introduction: talk about what you researched and why.
  5. Literature review: how does your idea fit into the pre-established knowledge of the subject?
  6. Methodology: outline the design of the research you did and explain why you did it that way. This is typically quantitative or qualitative and can discuss the weaknesses and the strengths of the methods that you used.
  7. Results: write a summary of your results. Critically evaluate your results. Were they the results you anticipated?
  8. Findings: emphasize key discoveries and findings. Do your findings answer your claim or idea?
  9. Conclusion: what findings were significant? What are the study’s limitations?
  10. Recommendations
  11. Appendices (optional)
  12. Bibliography and list of references

The structure of writing a good dissertation is simple and easy to follow once you have your topic and have done all the needed research.