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Research Report (Finance) (FNCE90009)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeFNCE90009
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject involves the development of students’ skills in accessing large financial databases, manipulating data using SAS, combining R and Latex, critical thinking, and writing skills. The required report should demonstrate mastery of the skills of accessing large financial databases, manipulating data using programs such as SAS and R, creating documents using Tex, and analytical writing. The 5000 word report is to take the form of a research paper. The topic of the report must be approved by the subject cordinator.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Develop a research question to address a financial issue;
  • Determine the data necessary data to conduct the research;
  • Access and manipulate common financial databases using SAS and R;
  • Undertake a research project;
  • Effectively communicate the results both orally and in writing

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication;
  • Written communication;
  • Problem solving;
  • Statistical reasoning;
  • Application of theory to practice;
  • Interpretation and analysis;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Synthesis of data and other information;
  • Evaluation of data and other information;
  • Using computer software;
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

Last updated: 16 August 2017