BUS313 Research Project

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 3, Semester 2
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: BUS210 Advanced Financial Accounting; BUS209 Auditing and Assurance Services; BUS301 Advanced Management Accounting.
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week

Unit description 

This unit aims to provide students with an opportunity to conduct autonomous research with limited supervision and develop business research skills. Students will research a particular topic which requires integrating knowledge in various areas including financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, auditing and law. The unit is also designed to enhance students’ skills of literature comprehension, business writing and oral presentation.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Write a thesis based upon the research questions and present the findings in a persuasive written form.
ULO2 Identify a thesis topic in the field of accounting.
ULO3 Plan a research project and formulate research questions.
ULO4 Critically review literature to collect and process information.
ULO5 Apply quantitative or qualitative research methods to analyse and solve problems.

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Assessment Description Grading and weighting
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Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Research Report   100% 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.