MASTERS BUSINESS RESEARCH THESIS

BUS5THE

2018

Credit points: 45

Subject outline

This subject is for students enrolled in a Master-by-coursework, offered by the La Trobe Business School, who wish to undertake a major research project as part of their degree.  In this subject you will complete a major research project, under the supervision of an experienced academic.  Your completion of a minor thesis will provide you with opportunities to develop your research skills, and may provide a pathway into a higher research degree. In focusing on a particualr topic that is relevant to your discipline and course it will enhance your discipline expertise through an advanced  area of study.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must have 75% WAM before enrolling in this subject.

Co-requisites MGT5BRM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Conduct an independent research project under supervision, based on the development of an appropriate research proposal

Activities:
Development of a research proposal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Design research questions and collect, analyse and interpret data

Activities:
Collect data from relevant sources and analyse data
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Conduct research in an ethical manner

Activities:
Consideration of ethical issues and submission of ethics application as required
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"INSTANCE UNCONFIRMED, PLEASE CONFIRM ON APPROVAL"

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 12,000 - 18,000 word thesis100 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"INSTANCE UNCONFIRMED, PLEASE CONFIRM ON APPROVAL"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 12,000 - 18,000 word thesis100 01, 02, 03