units

BFF5180

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Full year 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Under supervision, students are expected to undertake and report on an original research topic that addresses a contemporary and/or a significant issue in the field of accounting, banking and finance, insurance or risk management. Students must find a suitable supervisor, have selected an appropriate area of research and have obtained the approval of their course director before undertaking in this unit.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop an ability to work independently by selecting a research project that requires a critical review of the literature and derivation of appropriate hypotheses
  2. acquire knowledge of devising appropriate procedures for the testing of the hypotheses, showing regard to both theoretical and practical problems of conducting scientific research
  3. develop the ability to conduct a planned study and manage any problems arising from the research design and data collection
  4. develop a high level of analytical, written and communication skills.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 576 hours per semester

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

AFX4000, ACX4000 and AFX4010

Prohibitions

AFF5180