FINA499-18G (HAM)

Report of an Investigation

20 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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Report of an Investigation
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Paper Structure

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Timeline of Critical Events and Contact with your 499 supervisor
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Final 499 - Report of Investigation

    By the end of FINA 499 - Report of Investigation, the students will be able to:

    • Develop time management skills and demonstrate they can undertake independent work and provide original and critical analysis.
    • Demonstrate they can undertake research that leads to an in-depth literature review for a topic.
    • Demonstrate they can critically evaluate the existing theoretical and empirical evidence that exists on their topic of research.
    • Develop database management skills and undertake competent large scale data collection from designated databases and order data in a way appropriate for estimation.
    • Form a valid research question or hypothesis to examine empirically or through use of a theoretical model.
    • Investigate and apply appropriate empirical methodologies to the data in order to examine the research question.
    • Discuss and present the implications and conclusions from the perspective of the relationship to hypothesis tested, extant literature and the background theories.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Please see below
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Proposal Application
12 Mar 2018
5:00 PM
0
  • Online: 499 Application
2. Formal Research Proposal
21 May 2018
5:00 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Draft Report
27 Aug 2018
5:00 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Final Report/Verification
5 Oct 2018
5:00 PM
90
  • Online: 499 Final Report
5. General Test of Business Understanding
5 Oct 2018
No set time
7
6. Subject Specific Test
5 Oct 2018
No set time
3
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required to read relevant journal articles and online materials
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Online Support

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Moodle
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Workload

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200 hours
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: All 100, 200 and 300 level BMS compulsory papers, FINA311 and FINA312

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: FINA599

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