Courses & Units

Research Project BAA739



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
Unit code BAA739
Credit points 50
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Dr Nagaratnam (Sree) Jeyasreedharan

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? 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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

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



Band Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $10,808.00 080307

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BAA704 Research Methods and Analysis (Semester 1/Intensive).

BAA710 Data Analysis and Management (Semester 2/Intensive).

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