Individual Research Project

Subject BUSA90504 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 17-Aug-2015 to 18-Sep-2015
Assessment Period End 25-Sep-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 24-Aug-2015
Census Date 28-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 11-Sep-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 320 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Non allowed combination of subjects:

BUSA90502 Industry Practicum

Core Participation Requirements:

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:


Assoc Prof Jenny George


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Subject Overview:

This subject provides those students wishing to progress to a higher research degree the opportunity to conduct individual research in either the development of theory and methods or the application of business analytics techniques. This subject is an alternative to the subject Industry Practicum and a student choosing this subject is disallowed from Industry Practicum.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of Individual Research Project students should be able to:

  • Produce original individual work in an appropriate format which demonstrates research skills in the application or development of business analytic techniques;
  • Present their research professionally in a way that demonstrates the impact of their research.

7,000 word (or equivalent) Research Report for projects being undertaken by individuals (hurdle requirement) Final week of the subject 70%

Individual Oral Presentation (30 minutes) Final week of the subject 30%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

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