PhD Research

Subject FNCE90039 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A weekly 2-hour workshop
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester
Prerequisites: Admission to the PhD program in Finance
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Ms Mary Makris


The Melbourne School of Graduate Research
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The University of Melbourne 3010

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Future Student Questions:

Subject Overview: All PhD students in Finance will be enrolled in this subject. A number of seminars will be held during the year to discuss various aspects of the program including bibliographic and other resources available to students and a range of analytical and empirical research methods and techniques used in Finance. Among other things, the workshops provide a forum for students to discuss and develop their own research proposals, and to develop seminar and conference presentation ability.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Identify contemporary issues in finance;
  • Identify principles of finance research;
  • Formulate and solve financial problems.
Assessment: Participation in this subject is a condition of enrolment in the PhD program in Finance.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication including presentation skills
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation and analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources

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