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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)


Students will prepare a research proposal in an area of accounting and/or finance. Students will, with the assistance of a research mentor, select a research topic and prepare a proposal consisting of a literature review, theory and hypothesis development, an outline of the research methods to be applied and the data requirements


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • prepare a research proposal in accounting or finance
  • write a literature review related to a selected topic in accounting or finance
  • develop testable hypotheses
  • identify the appropriate method and identify data requirements to test the hypotheses
  • apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with a research proposal.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Contact hours

15 contact hours over 13 weeks


AFX4000 and students must be enrolled in course 0171 or 0181 to undertake this unit