Finance Thesis Workshop

Subject FNCE90059 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A weekly 2-hour workshop
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Enrolment in the PhD program in Finance.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:


Melbourne Business School

Level 4, 198 Berkeley St

Telephone: +61 3 8344 1670

Fax number: +61 3 9349 5021


Subject Overview:

Students must enrol in this subject in two consecutive semesters. 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.

Completion of this subject with a grade of H2A or higher is a hurdle requirement for Confirmation.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

• 30-minute presentation, due Weeks 10-12 (30%)
• 2500 word written assignment due Weeks 10-12 (70%)

Hurdle requirement: Attendance at least 75% of workshop sessions

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.
Related Course(s): Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics

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