|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Co-requisite: RSH8000 and RSH8001
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.