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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (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:

  1. prepare a research proposal in accounting or finance
  2. write a literature review related to a selected topic in accounting or finance
  3. develop testable hypotheses
  4. identify the appropriate method and identify data requirements to test the hypotheses
  5. 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

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in course 0171 or 0181 or 4416 to undertake this unit.