Ph.D.- Accounting Thesis Workshop

Subject ACCT90017 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Periodic workshops
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester


ACCT90022 Research Methods or equivalent.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Melbourne Business School @ Berkeley Street
Level 4, 198 Berkeley Street
Telephone: +61 3 8344 1670

Subject Overview:

The Thesis Workshop builds on knowledge and skills developed in the advanced theory units. It includes a series of seminars in which students further develop their selected research topic and present chapters of their thesis. The objectives of the subject are:

  • To provide students with exposure to the work of other PhD candidates at various stages of their research;
  • To provide students with guidance on the technology available for the presentation of research results;
  • To give students a goal for completion of a stage or chapter of their thesis by requiring them to present their own research results to a seminar group made up of their peers and academic staff;
  • To provide students with feedback on their work by their peers.
Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Identify and demonstrate the skills necessary to successfully complete a PhD thesis;
  • Critically analyse and review the research of other academics and peers;
  • Provide critical feedback to their peers;
  • Apply relevant knowledge and skills in order to motivate research, build a literature review, develop a hypothesis and develop a PhD proposal.

Seminar presentations and participation. The subject is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Prescribed Texts:

Selected readings, Department of Accounting

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;
  • Critical thinking, both in regard to existing research and the students own work;
  • Synthesis of data and research information;
  • Evaluation of existing literature relevant to a topic/issue;
  • Oral and written communication;
  • Accessing data from a range of sources;
  • Listen to others with tolerance.

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