Accounting Research Report

Subject ACCT90003 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Periodic workshops throughout the semester
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester


Entry into the Master of Commerce (Accounting) or PhD program.

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 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:


to be advised

Subject Overview:

The Research Report is to take the form of a research paper for publication or a research report. The Head of the Department of Accounting or their nominee must approve the topic. Periodic workshops will be held during both semesters and are to be attended by all students enrolled in the subject. The title of the Research Report accompanied by a proposed outline should normally be submitted for approval by the end of the fourth week of the semester of enrolment in this subject. The report must be submitted by the end of the university examination period for the semester of enrolment in this subject.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Synthesise current research literature with a view to identifying a research question that is relevant to the area chosen for the research project and that makes a significant contribution to the research literature;
  • Critically evaluate the extant research literature in the field chosen for the research project from both a theoretical and empirical point of view;
  • Independently research the project topic, using a wide range of source material; and
  • Complete a research topic which is well written including in terms of its structure and argument.

A 1000 word research proposal, due at the end of Week 4 (10%).

A 5,000-10,000 word report, with the word limit to be agreed upon in consultation with the supervisor.

The Research Report is assessed by examiners. Due at the end of the examination period for the semester of enrolment in this subject (90%).

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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

  • Problem solving;
  • Collaborative learning and team work;
  • Application of theory to the practice of scientific enquiry;
  • Evaluation of data and other information related to practical research problems;
  • Interpretation and analysis of information obtained in relation to practical research problems;
  • Ability to access data from a range of sources;
  • Articulation of responses in written form;
  • Ability to listen to others with tolerance; and
  • Ability to engage in discussion where appropriate.

Related Course(s): Master of Commerce (Accounting)

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