RBUS2900 – Business Research Methods

Lecturer Ms Ann Wallin
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty BEL
Prerequisites MGTS1301 + 4 units BBusMan courses
Contact Hours 2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
Semester(s) Taught Semesters 1 + 2
Course Units 2
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Total average


Learning Materials ( 94.7 )
Learning Activities ( 89.7 )
Blackboard Management ( 90.7 )
Course Content ( 89.3 )
Course Structure ( 95.3 )
Contact Availability ( 88.3 )
Course Difficulty ( 72.5 )

Reviews (3)

RBUS2900 – Business Research Methods 91.3

It's possible to get a high mark in this course, but be prepared to put in some solid hours. Firstly the lecturer Ann is one of the best i've had at UQ. She has been teaching RBUS2900 for ages so she knows what she wants inside out and is really straightforward about it. Also the best communication in a course hands down due to the online Facebook group which Ann had made and was a part of (can confirm that 11pm 2 days before Part B of the assignment was due, she was online answering students' questions). I walked into the final having already passed the course. The case studies are really easy to do well in if you go to the tutes. Take notes as you're going to remind you of what you're doing and the theory behind it. This is so you can answer the extended response questions well and get a high mark - be prepared to spend some time on this so you get all the right values in excel and find a friend to compare to. The assignment is not challenging if you know the lecture content, how to apply it and justify why you've made that decision. The assignment requires time so start early so you can clarify if you're on the right track. Use the case studies, assignment and assessment weighting to your advantage - not many courses where you can walk into the final having already passed!

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

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Is lecture attendance necessary?


Is the textbook necessary?


  • Facebook group with lecturer answering questions
  • tutorials prepare you really well for the case studies
  • straightforward content in the lectures
  • assignment and case studies require a lot of time
Posted on July 27, 2015 8:43 am
RBUS2900 – Business Research Methods 88.1

This course was fantastic :) The lecturer was so easy to understand, explaining everything is a way that just made sense. Lecture slides were perfectly sectioned into heading and subheadings - awesome study notes for end of semester exam. Whilst the lectures could get a little boring at times, the tutorials were actually fun (weird!). We followed a workbook week to week completing little tasks, so helpful when it came to completing your take home exam assignments cause you already had a step by step guide of how to do the questions. Assessment percentage weighting was fantastic! I have never had a course with such well divided assessment pieces - Take Home Exam - PART A (10%), Research Proposal - PART A (10%), Take Home Exam - PART B (10%), Research Proposal - PART B (25%), Research Proposal - Peer Assessment (5%), Final Exam (40%). I went into the exam having already passed the course. Textbook was expensive but mostly useful, lecture slides follow hand in hand with each chapter of the textbook so I definitely would buy it.

The only downfall of this course is the maths, quite hard towards the end of semester.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2014

Your program/major


Is lecture attendance necessary?

I would advise to go, but not necessarily

Is the textbook necessary?


  • Lecture slides and textbook are aligned week by week (week 1, chapter 1)
  • Lecturer is amazing, explains content in a way that just makes sense
  • Assessment weighting is spread across 6 pieces so its easy to collect marks (final exam was only 40%!)
  • A lot of content to learn
  • Math is a little hard
  • Assignments were quite time consuming and worth a little too less a percentage for the amount of time and effort you spent on them (10+ hours for a 10% report)
Posted on June 15, 2015 9:12 am
RBUS2900 – Business Research Methods 88.8

Great course that gives some really interesting and useful information. Seeing as it is a compulsory course there is no use in me recommending it, however I do. I found this course to be one of the most interesting courses I have taken at uni. It unlocked a whole new way of thinking for me.

  • Really interesting
  • Pretty tough!
Posted on February 14, 2014 12:32 am

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