RESEARCH PROJECT

FIN5RPT

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Credit points: 45

Subject outline

Students complete a major research project (thesis) task on a topic relating to the wider finance discipline. This will involve the development of a research topic, and the creation and execution of a structured analysis process to answer the proposed research question(s). In undertaking this project, students will be mentored by an experienced researcher. On completion of the empirical or theoretical analysis proposed, the students must write up their results in the form of a minor 15,000-word thesis, the sole assessment for the subject. There will be no ongoing classes, apart from one or two group classes at the beginning of the subject: students work closely with a designated supervisor to complete their research project. This subject is designed to provide high-achieving students with research experience as a potential pathway into a PhD program in finance.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites FIN5EME - ,Students are encouraged to undertake additional econometric subjects to enhance their research skills

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts and the research principles and methods applicable to the topic of the proposed research project.

Activities:
Academic mentoring and supervision, self study and research seminars and workshops

02. SKILL: Demonstrate the cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to the proposed research project.

Activities:
Academic mentoring and supervision, self study and research seminars and workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking

03. SKILL: Demonstrate the communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Activities:
Academic mentoring and supervision, self study and research seminars and workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

04. APPLICATION: Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy, creativity and initiative in applying theoretical concepts to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level.

Activities:
Academic mentoring and supervision, self study and research seminars and workshops

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