RESEARCH PROJECT

FIN5RPT

2014

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.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

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

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size10

Enrolment information Limited number of supervisors Student must apply for entry, min req. a 70% (B) grade average across Modules 2 and 3 of their relevant Masters coursework degree program. If enrolments exceeds quota, final enrolment will be by invitation .

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 21
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are expected to meet on a weekly basis with their supervisor."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Minor thesis (15,000 words)100

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size10

Enrolment information Limited number of supervisors Student must apply for entry, min req. a 70% (B) grade average across Modules 2 and 3 of their relevant Masters coursework degree program. If enrolments exceeds quota, final enrolment will be by invitation .

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are expected to meet on a weekly basis with their supervisor."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Minor thesis (15,000 words)100