FINAN521-21H (HAM)

Finance Project

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics


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Paper Description

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Research project work integrated learning paper for the MAppFin. A supervisor will be appointed for each student.
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Paper Structure

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This is a Research based paper and the majority of interaction during this Semester will be with your appointed supervisor. A finance project topic will be discussed and agreed upon with your appointed supervisor. The paper convenor will assist with supervisor allocation.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • do the following:
    • Identify an appropriate topic
    • Develop a pertinent research question or problem statement based on background research and literature review as necessary
    • Collect and/or analyse data relevant to that research question or problem statement
    • Draw recommendations or conclusions based on research conducted relevant to the original research question or problem statement
    • Effectively communicate through a written report
    • Effectively reflect on their own learning throughout the process of research
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Late submission of any assessments will not be accepted and will not be marked unless there are grounds for special consideration which normally means health or bereavement.

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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. Submission of draft project for feedback
7 Feb 2021
5:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Submit Final Project
17 Feb 2021
No set time
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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 readings as per discussion with Supervisor.

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Recommended Readings

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Sources of relevant information and data:

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Other Resources

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Online Support

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The official website for this paper is Moodle

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Estimated time involved:

  • Preparing for individual research project, including 8-10 hours of reading and information recording each week
  • Preparing the draft project document - writing up, referencing - 72 hours
  • Finalising the project document ensuring all sources are clearly referenced and spelling/grammar is checked - 36 hours
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Note any linkages to other papers where the linkage is of importance.
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Acceptance into the Master of Applied Finance programme.




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