ACF5001 - Research project in accounting - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Accounting

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


Students conduct and report on a research project that addresses an important issue in business. The research is likely to have practical as well as theoretical outcomes and implications. The research project is completed under the supervision of academic staff from the Department of Accounting.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop the ability to conduct and manage a planned study within a set time frame
  2. demonstrate the ability to ask and answer critical questions that have accounting and policy significance at a professional standard
  3. critically analyse the literature relevant to the field of study
  4. devise and undertake empirical analysis using a range of techniques appropriate to the area of study
  5. communicate research findings in a formal report following the relevant stylistic conventions.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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 six/eight 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 be enrolled in course 0503 to undertake this unit.