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Subject overview


STUDY MODE

100% online

AQF LEVEL

9

NEXT INTAKE

4 Mar 2024

SUBJECT DURATION

12 weeks

SUBJECT FEE

$2,600.00


This subject focuses on the advanced knowledge and skills needed to design and undertake a finance or financial planning related project. Students will explore the processes and key elements of a research proposal, including identifying contemporary issues within the financial services industry, undertaking a literature review, applying research methodologies and writing a research proposal. The capstone project will enable students to develop their theoretical knowledge further in an area of interest to themselves or their workplace. Through critical analysis of the literature relevant to their research topic, students will be able to apply their knowledge in a unique research context to construct a research proposal based on issues related to the financial services industry.

 

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Subject information

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this subject, individuals should be able to:

  • Construct a significant research topic based on finance industry issues.
  • Review the academic literature and existing theory relevant to a chosen finance-related research topic and communicate significant findings.
  • Evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Develop research methodology and design in order to investigate finance-related research questions.
  • Critically analyse the major ethical issues and limitations involved in applied research.
  • Develop, present and justify a research proposal as a basis for a finance-related research project.

 

Topics covered

  1. Introduction to research
  2. Literature review
  3. Qualitative methods
  4. Quantitative methods
  5. Surveys and questionnaires
  6. Data analysis and interpretation
  7. Research Proposal

 

 

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Please contact Kaplan Professional’s CPD Support team on 1300 527 526 or pdmail@kaplan.edu.au.

Kaplan Professional has assessed this subject. Click here for the following CPD hours applicable from 1 January 2019 on successful completion of this course. For subjects or courses completed prior to this date, please contact Kaplan Professional’s CPD Support team on 1300 527 526 or pdmail@kaplan.edu.au.

Reading list

BPP Learning Media 2015, Business Essentials Course Book: Research Project, BPP Learning Media Ltd, London

Note: Provided within course notes, purchase not required.

Reading list

Assessments

Assessment TypeAssessedWeighting
TaskWeek 420%
Assignment 1Week 730%
Assignment 2Week 1250%

Previous study requirements

Duration

The duration of this subject is one study period (12 weeks).

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this subject. However, individuals should review the ‘Assumed Knowledge’ tab to understand the prior knowledge Kaplan advises they should hold before enrolling in this subject.

Assumed knowledge

Whilst there are no prerequisites for this subject, Kaplan assumes:

 

Course transition subject equivalence

Individuals may not be required to complete this subject if they have transitioned from a SIA/Finsia/Kaplan course and have completed the following subjects:

  • KAP001 Research Project

Key dates

Study Period 1

11 Dec 2023 - 29 Mar 2024

❌ Enrolments now closed

Early access opens 11 December 2023

Early access to assessments 21 December 2023

Study period commences 8 January 2024

Enrolments close/census 24 January 2024

Study period ends 29 March 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 2

5 Feb 2024 - 24 May 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 5 February 2024

Early access to assessments 19 February 2024

Study period commences 4 March 2024

Enrolments close/census 20 March 2024

Study period ends 24 May 2024

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Study Period 3

1 Apr 2024 - 19 Jul 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 1 April 2024

Early access to assessments 15 April 2024

Study period commences 29 April 2024

Enrolments close/census 15 May 2024

Study period ends 19 July 2024

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Study Period 4

3 Jun 2024 - 20 Sep 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 3 June 2024

Early access to assessments 17 June 2024

Study period commences 1 July 2024

Enrolments close/census 17 July 2024

Study period ends 20 September 2024

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Study Period 5

29 Jul 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 29 July 2024

Early access to assessments 12 August 2024

Study period commences 26 August 2024

Enrolments close/census 11 September 2024

Study period ends 15 November 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 6

30 Sep 2024 - 17 Jan 2025

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 30 September 2024

Early access to assessments 14 October 2024

Study period commences 28 October 2024

Enrolments close/census 13 November 2024

Study period ends 17 January 2025

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