Applied Research Project

Subject FNCE90034 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Occasional meetings with subject coordinator - 18 hours per semester
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 60 hours per semester


FNCE90019 Principles of Finance and FNCE90020 Derivative Securities. This subject is only available to those students who would satisfy the entry criteria for the Master of Applied Finance.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016


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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests 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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Subject Overview:

Students may enrol in this subject only with the prior permission of the Course Director, which will be given only after presentation of an acceptable project proposal. The proposal must be submitted at least three weeks before the start of semester, and approval finalised before the start of the semester. The final project must be submitted at the end of the relevant semester. Students are encouraged to select a project topic that overlaps with their work activities.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Identify a research topic that overlaps the students work activities;
  • Critically evaluate a chosen area of the appropriate literature;
  • Present an argument on a sound basis;
  • Analyse the limitations of previous research and implications for the interpretation of results;
  • Complete an applied research project in a chosen area.

2500 word assignment or equivalent, due at the end of semester (100%)

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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:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & 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

Students may enrol in this subject only with the prior permission of the Course Director.

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