In many respects the dissertation is the culmination of your learning experience on the degree programme. It is an opportunity to study in depth a topic or problem that is of interest to you, and that can be explored using theories current in the field of management. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate and refine what you have learnt about posing questions, formulating problems, designing and executing research and analysing or interpreting your data. A successful dissertation shows that you can put together a substantial, sustained and literate report; to achieve this will require a range of writing, time management, analytical and organisational skills. Many potential employers see the final year dissertation as a very important piece of evidence about your abilities. Completion of a successful dissertation will also bring a well-earned sense of achievement.