B COMMERCE HONS THESIS

BUS4HNA

2021

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. S 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 between7500 - 9000 words in length as agreed with the supervising academic.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Boyce

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesIndependent research and consultation with supervising academic

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Boyce

Class requirements

Independent ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h independent research other recurrence from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
student presentations will be organised in semester

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 7500 - 9000 word thesis

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Boyce

Class requirements

Supervised ResearchWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 organised in semester

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 7500 - 9000 word thesis

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5