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BFX4000

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Banking and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Philip Gray

Synopsis

Students will be introduced to research methodologies used in finance and will prepare a research proposal. The primary focus is on understanding the process of scientific research, which includes topic identification, literature review, hypothesis development, data requirements and appropriate empirical methodologies.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. prepare a research proposal in finance
  2. prepare a literature review that demonstrates knowledge of essential literature
  3. develop research questions and testable hypotheses
  4. devise empirical methodologies appropriate for testing the research hypotheses
  5. develop technical and computing skills that facilitate research
  6. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with research methods and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFX4000.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 75%
Examination: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 or 4416 to undertake this unit.