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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sandra Cockfield


Students conduct an original research project on a significant issue in management. The project can be purely theoretical; eg: a literature review leading to development of a new model and/or propositions for future research; an empirical examination such as a test of hypotheses based on primary survey data and/or interviews; a test of hypotheses based on secondary data sources, exploratory or explanatory case study work, experimental or simulation work, or the development of a methodology contributing to the solution of a significant organisational problem.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • conduct a research project on a significant issue in the field management
  • critically evaluate the extant literature based on the relevant research topic
  • design and execute a research plan, identifying appropriate methodology contributing to the overall analysis
  • critically analyse the findings in a major analytical report on the project.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Sandra Cockfield

Contact hours

No formal classes
Can be studied by off-campus learning


Students need to have passed MGX5000 and MGX5901 and be granted permission before undertaking this unit. Students need to have an average of 70% in MGX5901.