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ContactVisit http://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/research/training.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Supervised research on approved topics may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis in the disciplines of Accounting and Business Information Systems, Actuarial Studies, Management and Finance. Initial enquiries should be directed to the Head of the relevant Department.
The degree is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to original research.
Graduate Attributes and Generic Skills
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following attributes and skills:
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Admission to Master of Commerce courses normally requires either:
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Candidates will be required to pursue original research on an approved topic for at least one year full-time, or two years part-time. Candidates must consult with the Head of the relevant Department or Centre before lodging their submission for approval of their research project with the Manager (Professional Programs). When a candidate is accepted for the Degree of Master of Commerce by thesis a supervisor is appointed and the candidate should consult with the supervisor regularly. Candidates are required to complete an annual report each year before re-enrolment will be permitted.
Masters Thesis Guidelines and Codes of Practice can be found at www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/research/
Code of Conduct for Research
All staff and graduate students in the Faculty must accept the obligation that in conducting and reporting on their research they will do so in a scholarly fashion and will provide sufficient documentation to enable others to replicate their results without inordinate difficulty. Amongst other things this implies that authors of papers applying econometrics/statistical procedures must ensure that they describe data sources, data transformations, packages used and estimation methods employed in sufficient detail that another researcher could replicate the study.
All staff and graduate students are expected to behave in a scholarly fashion, reporting the results of their research honestly, with full documentation on data sources etc. and with proper acknowledgement of any assistance they may have had from others.
Details of the Code of Conduct can be found at www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/research/
Candidates are required to present the results of their research in the form of a thesis of about 30,000 words or, on the recommendation of their supervisor, a series of papers.
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