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Credit points: 60

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 60 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. The assessment for this subject comprises a research paper, of between 15,000 - 18,000 words in length as agreed with the supervising academic.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points60

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



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


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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