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Advanced Honours Research Preparation (MBS517)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit is designed to develop students' expertise in research relevant to their discipline and to prepare them for independently carrying out advanced research. The topics covered will be relevant to students' research fields and chosen discipline. In this unit, students will be guided by an academic supervisor in developing knowledge and skills in the supporting elements of their research, including specific qualitative and quantitative methodology techniques that will be used in their honours research.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Exhibit deep understanding of the foundation knowledge underlying the chosen specific area/methodology of research.
2. Choose and apply specific knowledge/methodology learned in this unit to their research.
3. Use independent learning strategies that support self-organisation and discipline in exploring and reviewing relevant literature.
4. Apply effective written and synthesizing skills in literature review.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences Students will be guided by an academic supervisor to develop their independent learning skill which is critical to their success as independent researcher.
Assessment In accordance with University policy, there are minimum two types of assessments in this unit. Academic supervisor will design the assessment types, aligned with the desired learning outcomes and relevant to students' research fields and chosen discipline; e.g. essay, exam, project, annotated bibliography, quantitative exercises etc.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Honours in Commerce.
Exclusions Students who have completed BUS4013 Advanced Honours Research Preparation may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: BUS4013
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting Honours (BBus(Hons))
Banking Honours (BBus(Hons))
Business Law Honours (BBus(Hons))
Finance Honours (BBus(Hons))
Management Honours (BBus(Hons))
Marketing 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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