units

MGX5900

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.

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Dr Ross Donohue (Caulfield); Dr Au Wee Chan (Malaysia)

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Off-campus)

Malaysia

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

Synopsis

Students conduct an original research project on a significant issue in management. The project can be purely theoretical; eg: a literature review leading to development of a new model and/or propositions for future research; an empirical examination such as a test of hypotheses based on primary survey data and/or interviews; a test of hypotheses based on secondary data sources, exploratory or explanatory case study work, experimental or simulation work, or the development of a methodology contributing to the solution of a significant organisational problem.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. conduct a research project on a significant issue in the field management
  2. critically evaluate the extant literature based on the relevant research topic
  3. design and execute a research plan, identifying appropriate methodology contributing to the overall analysis
  4. critically analyse the findings in a major analytical report on the project.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average six/eight hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Students need to have achieved a minimum grade of 70% in MGX5901 and be granted permission before undertaking this unit.