BUS8205 Master of Business Research Project C
|Semester 2, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Master of Bus Res Proj C|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||080399 - Business Mgt not classified|
|Grading basis :||Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory|
Co-requisite: RSH8000 and RSH8001
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
This course is part of a supervised research project. The project provides opportunities for motivated and highly qualified students to undertake advanced study and independently produce a research-based dissertation. Students develop appropriate research skills and specialist knowledge which will enhance their career prospects and allow them to undertake further studies.
This is a one-unit course that contributes towards the Master of Business Research Thesis and is only available for students who have approval for extra time to complete their thesis or have approval to reduce their study load.
The Dissertation comprises the research and writing of a dissertation (maximum of 40,000 words). Students examine a professional area of interest, usually related to their work environment and are assisted by one or more supervisors with appropriate background. Each candidate for the research project is required to submit a research proposal to the Head of School. This will go to the Faculty Research and Higher Degrees Committee for approval and endorsement by the Executive Dean and the Office of Research and Research Training prior to the commencement of research. Most topics are drawn from the candidate's work experience and interest; however it is recognised that the work of some candidates is not necessarily suited for that purpose and the Head of School and Faculty Research and Higher Degrees Committee then consider topics drawn from elsewhere if necessary. The dissertation will be a significant piece of independently conducted and written research. To successfully complete the dissertation, students will be required to select a research topic, develop a proposal, carry out supervised research on the chosen topic using an appropriate research method, and present and defend the results.
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- plan and execute an independent research project
- demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and reflect critically on that theory in relation to practice as relevant to the research project
- communicate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution to a discipline or area of professional practice.
|1.||Topics and their weighting will be determined for each student at the beginning of the semester of offer. Topics will reflect each student's proposed Thesis.||100.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=BUS8205)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|THESIS||1||100||04 Oct 2019||(see note 1)|
- Students who are not due to hand in their Thesis must submit a Progress Report. The Office of Research Graduate Studies will notify students by e-mail when a Progress Report is due.
Important assessment information
Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
On-campus: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To obtain a final grade for the dissertation, students must obtain a Ongoing (ONG) for BUS8201 and BUS8202, and the dissertation must be certified by two external examiners as satisfactory for the Masters degree to be awarded. If students have not completed their dissertation by the end of the current semester, they must re-enrol in BUS8205 each semester until the dissertation is completed.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grade for students will be allocated to the course BUS8202. Depending on progress, a grade of either Satisfactory Progress (SP) or Result Not Available (RN) will be awarded in this course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Referencing in assignments: Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.