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Athabasca University

MSc IS Template for Project Proposal

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY

YOUR PROJECT TITLE

BY

YOUR NAME

A project proposal submitted in partial fulfillment

Of the requirements for the degree of

MASTER OF SCIENCE in INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Athabasca, Alberta

Month, Year

(c) Your Name, Year

ABSTRACT

Single paragraph

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Problem/Opportunity 2

The Goal 2

Impact or Significance of the Problem/Opportunity 2

Potential Causes of the Problem/Opportunity 2

Information Review 2

Literature Review 2

Potential Solutions to the Problem/Opportunity 2

Research Methodology 2

Project Deliverables 2

Project Milestones/Schedule 2

Project Participants 2

Project Resource Requirements 2

Project Budget 2

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Just an example of a table 2

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Just an Example of a Figure 2

The Problem/Opportunity

  1. Sub-sub Heading. A detailed description of the problem being investigated.

The Goal

  1. It is critically important to clearly identify the goal of the research.

Table 1. Just an example of a table

Example table    
     


  1. Lorem Ipsum.
  2. More Lorem Ipsum

Figure 1. Just an Example of a Figure

  1. Lorem Ipsum

Impact or Significance of the Problem/Opportunity

  1. The Graduate Student should describe the potential impact if the problem is not addressed.

Potential Causes of the Problem/Opportunity

  1. The potential causes and scope of the problem should be described. This section should confine itself to a high-level analysis of the chosen topic. A more detailed and comprehensive examination of the problem and its causes should form an integral part of the completed Project.

Information Review

  1. The Graduate Student should describe the information and supporting documents from the organization under study. This information should amplify or support the description of the problem.

Literature Review

  1. The Graduate Student should describe similar problems or issues described in the professional literature.

Potential Solutions to the Problem/Opportunity

  1. Potential solutions identified in the literature should be described. This section should include a detailed examination of the various options that will be explored during the conduct of the Project research.

Research Methodology

  1. The research methods and steps to be used to conduct the study should be described. Hardware and software environments, and development tools, statistical methods and analysis techniques if appropriate should be addressed.

Project Deliverables

  1. The Graduate Student should describe what he/she will deliver to the Project Sponsor upon completion of the project. This could include a software package, video, project report or other documents as required.

Project Milestones/Schedule

  1. A list of milestones and a project schedule should be included.

Project Participants

  1. A description of the project team and other participants should be identified. A list of human research subjects should be included.

Project Resource Requirements

  1. A list of project resources, facilities or supporting contractors should be identified. Travel requirements should be described.

Project Budget

  1. A project research budget should be included, where appropriate, which supports the successful completion of the project.

REFERENCES

  1. Authors names, "Article Title," Journal Title, vol no. Etc, date.

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Updated October 01 2015 by FST Technical Staff

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