BUS581A Capstone Project

Updated: 16 October 2019
Credit Points 12
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 1 Online
Armidale Year Long 1 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 2 Online
Armidale Year Long 2 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 3 Online
Armidale Year Long 3 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in MEcRegDev or MEc and permission of head of school
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ARE497 or BEPP491B or BUS591A or ECON497 or EH497 or EMET497

Prior to enrolling in this unit students need to complete the Project Proposal form in conjunction with their supervisor. For further information and to obtain a copy of the form, see BUS Research Units on the UNE Business School website.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Shawn Leu (shawn.leu@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit is designed to provide postgraduate students with a capstone research experience. The unit deals with the key learning goals of researching, writing, and preparing a paper addressing a significant economic, business and policy question or issue. Using a structured framework, students are expected to develop a research question, which is then analysed using appropriate methodology and evidentiary support. The research project encourages the student to work independently, manage their time effectively, organise their ideas, and extend and compliment their prior coursework.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Written Assignment

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2

Compulsory Assignment 2 60% 8000
Assessment Notes

Written Assignment

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate the ability to conceptualise and develop a research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of research that integrates their own research findings with the current body of disciplinary knowledge;
  2. demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject, building appropriately on the work completed during the earlier years of their program of study;
  3. demonstrate a capacity for independent study and self-directed inquiry and research; analyse the existing literatures; reflect upon research methodologies, and to draft, revise and edit written work accordingly; and
  4. through report writing, demonstrate appropriate research and bibliographic skills, an advanced capacity to construct a coherent, substantiated argument, and a capacity to communicate findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences.