Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (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%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

36 hours per semester


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