A directed study is a research/project based course supervised by a faculty member, resulting in a report which is a written document. It offers the student an opportunity to conduct research in a specific area suggested by and under the guidance of a faculty member. The subject matter of the course may relate to the student’s research interests as well as the faculty member’s area of expertise and research inquiry.
This course aims to provide the student with a supervised experience that involves gaining special expertise in a certain research area, to analyse in-depth a topic in economics, politics, management or finance that is only broadly covered in the general curriculum.
The course is designed for both basic and applied research.
To enroll to the course, the average grade of the student must not be lower than 8.
A student may not do more than one directed study per studies period.
To develop academic written communication skills.
To develop research methods and independent study skills, which allow for the in-depth learning of self-selected topics within the area of study.
To develop and practice creative thinking and creative problem-solving skills with a variety of complex topics within an area of study in order to generate original ideas and products.