B COMMERCE HONS THESIS

BUS4HNB

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students undertake this subject as part of their Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) or a Masters by coursework program within the La Trobe Business School, where the research component of the program consists of 30 credit points.  Students are required to undertake a semester long research project on a topic relevant to the student's core or major discipline, under the direct supervision of an academic staff member.  In the case of part time students or multidisciplinary research projects, this subject can be combined with other thesis subjects to make up the 60 credit points typically required for a research project in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) or a Masters by coursework program. The assessment for this subject comprises a research paper, of between 7500-9000 words in length as agreed with the supervising academic. 

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBuly Cardak

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge and research skills relevant to the student's chosen field of study.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Justify, design, schedule, cost and manage a research project relevant to the student's chosen field of study, through to completion, with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, while observing ethical and academic conventions.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Write a review of literature relevant to the student's chosen project which defines a conceptual framework within which to critically analyse and synthesis the arguments, in the context of the evidence, the methodology, and the arguments of others.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Assess the appropriateness, types and uses of qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analytical techniques as a means of investigating and answering the research questions defined for the project.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Present a coherent and sustained argument based on a creative discussion of the results and implications of the research, in the form of a thesis.

Activities:
Independent research and consultation with supervising academic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBuly Cardak

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervised research other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"student presentations will be organsied in semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 7500 - 9000 word thesis100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBuly Cardak

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours supervised research other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"student presentations will be organsied in semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 7500 - 9000 word thesis100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05