In this unit, students individually undertake a finance related research project (dissertation) under the supervision of a member of academic staff in the discipline of Economics and Finance. The supervision of the research involves regular meetings between the student and their primary supervisor, aimed at monitoring the progress of research and dissertation preparation. Students will also make two internal presentations on their research progress; the first in Semester 1 and the second in Semester 2.
The dissertation forms the core of the Specialisation (Business Research) within the Master of Finance programme and most likely will be the most demanding. It is also likely to be the most rewarding, as it brings the student to the cutting edge of the discipline and enables them to begin to contribute to the expansion and refinement of knowledge in their chosen career field.The research project will require advanced knowledge of relevant research methodologies in finance. The subsequent dissertation forms a written document which describes the nature of the research as carried out and will include critical reviews of the relevant literature reviews, explanations and justifications of the research design and methodologies as selected, and the empirical findings and their implications for finance. Implicitly, the dissertation is expected to make an original contribution to the said discipline.
|Unit name||Research Project|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Tasmanian School of Business and Economics|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
|LO1: Implement and manage a research project|
|LO2: Evaluate the findings related to your research project|
|LO3: Integrate the research findings with the empirical evidence|
|LO4: Construct well-reasoned arguments|
|LO5: Present the findings of your research project|
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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BAA704 Research Methods and Analysis (Semester 1/Intensive).
BAA710 Data Analysis and Management (Semester 2/Intensive).
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
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Flexible Study Options
This unit may be taken by both on-campus and off-campus students in 2021.
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