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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5397

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
153500

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

Business research skills play a key role in providing the information business managers need to ensure that their businesses can develop, compete, expand and remain sustainable. The course aims to introduce students to the advanced business research skills necessary to acquire, process and analyse information that will support quality business decision making.

Course content

The role of business research; information systems and knowledge management; business analytics; the research process; research design; quantitative and qualitative data collection methods; data analysis and presentation communication of research results.

Textbook(s)

Zikmund, W G., Babin, B J., Carr, J C. & Griffin, M. 2015, Business Research Methods, 1st International Ed, South-Western Cengage Learning, Mason, Ohio

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of 18 units in a postgraduate business program.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Research Project Plan 1800 words 30% N/A
Research Project Report 3600words 50% N/A
Continuous assessment 600 words 20% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Research Project Plan 1800 words 30% N/A
Research Project Report 3600words 50% N/A
Continuous assessment 600 words 20% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Research Project Plan 1800 words 30% N/A
Research Project Report 3600words 50% N/A
Continuous assessment 600 words 20% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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