1 x 13-week supervised study per semester
1 Admission into HBCOM-Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
1a Admission into HBBUS-Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
BUSN7000 has been successfully completed
Topic description

Students will design and carry out an independent empirical investigation and report their findings, leading to a thesis, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff in the College of Business, Government and Law. The thesis must provide evidence of the student's abilities in researching and evaluating information; constructing, testing and defending an argument and critically examining the dominant literature and theories in their area of enquiry.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of research and the skills necessary to conduct a study in an area of the student's interest, with the assistance of a supervisor
  • Provide the chance to enhance research skills by working in an intensive way and reading widely on a particular issue
  • Enable a student to show originality in the writing of an extended piece of argument which is supported by a range of evidence
  • Adequately prepare the student for postgraduate work
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Define an appropriate research problem and relate it to the relevant theoretical literature
  2. Design an appropriate research methodology to address a selected problem
  3. Collect, and/or analyse and interpret data relating to the selected research problem
  4. Communicate research results clearly and concisely according to scholarly practice