Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)


This unit aims to combine the knowledge students have achieved in their Master of Banking and Finance studies. In addition, the unit introduces a significant research component and assignment to ensure students are familiar with the scientific research method, are able to analyse research papers and understand the aim of research in contributing to theoretical concepts in finance and banking.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to independently and critically investigate both quantitative and qualitative banking and finance problems, applying and consolidating prior learning to propose solutions
  2. evaluate and weigh information so as to make judgements and arrive at decisions about ethics in business
  3. develop applied research skills on an individual basis and apply these skills to a relevant research assignment
  4. demonstrate the ability to synthesise conclusions and communicate analysis in a concise business manner.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Students must have completed 72 credit points.