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AFF5180

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2010 (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.

Objectives

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%

Contact hours

48 hours per week of private research and consultation with the appointed supervisor

Prerequisites

AFX4000 and AFX4010