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Honours Thesis in Business Law (MBL519)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 12
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit forms part of the business honours programme and is a demonstration of a student's ability to research and to write about their specific Business Law topic in a thesis. It involves forming an original hypothesis, developing a research instrument, conducting the research, analysing the findings and drawing defendable conclusions. Students work under the direction of a nominated supervisor(s). An Honours thesis is typically 15,000 words in length.
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Unit Learning Experiences Students will meet with their nominated supervisor(s) as directed during the unit to discuss their research project and receive guidance on progressing and writing up the research project. At the completion of this unit, and the honours programme generally, the student will have developed their abilities of independent research as well as critical and analytical thinking and writing.
Other Learning Experiences Regular meetings with supervisor(s) as negotiated by the student and nominated supervisor(s).
Assessment An honours thesis in the BBus is typically of approximately 15,000 words, but no more than 25,000 words. The thesis is marked by two examiners each unknown to the other. The student's supervisor must not be one of the examiners.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Honours in Business Law
Exclusions Students who have completed BUS4019 Honours Thesis in Commerce may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Business Law Honours (BBus(Hons))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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