units

BFF5180

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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.

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24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Banking and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2014 (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%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 576 hours per semester

Prerequisites

AFX4000, ACX4000 and AFX4010

Prohibitions