FINA599-18G (HAM)

Report of an Investigation

30 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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The 599 Report of an Investigation is only available to students enrolled in the BMS Honours programme. The responsibility for finding a project and undertaking the research required lies with the student. The student will be supported by a supervisor. Supervisors are appointed by departmental co-ordinators and should have relevant expertise in the subject area of the 499/5999. Second assessors should be chosen as being staff members with general familiarity of the management issues around the subject area.
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Paper Structure

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The responsibility for the 599 Report of an Investigation lies with the student. The students will choose a suitable topic for the 599 project in consultation with the supervisor. The supervisor will assist the student in:

- the development of the proposal

- the research itself and

- the writing up of the results of the research as a report.

The students are expected to consult their supervisors regularly (fortnightly) concerning the progress of their research. The supervisor must approve any substantial changes in the research report.

The results of 599 projects are to be written up in report form and will normally be 13,000 words. The draft should be submitted no later than one month before the final date for completion of the project. The date is recorded on the Learning Agreement signed by the student and the supervisor.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • FINA 599 – Report of Investigation

    By the end of FINA 599 – 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 the estimation.
    • Form a valid research question or hypothesis to examine empirically or through the 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 back ground theories.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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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
8 Apr 2019
12:00 PM
7
6. Subject Specific Test
8 Apr 2019
12:00 PM
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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The topic chosen for the FINA 599- Report of an Investigation demands a broad study of the literature normally citing some 20 to 30 publications
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Online Support

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The students should be familiar with the online facilitities
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Workload

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The report should normally contain maximum 13000 words
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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: FINA499

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