Business Research Thesis

BUS80021 25 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20


100 credit points from a Masters Degree
Concurrent Prerequisite: Unit can can be completed either prior or at the same time.
BUS80003 Research Methodology 

Aims and objectives

 This unit aims to provide the opportunity to conduct a practical research based study in business that will require the application of many skills and concepts gained throughout the course. The student will identify the topic, review existing literature, set the research questions, define the methodology, collect and analyse the data, as well as write up the final report. This unit is the capstone to a research specialisation and results in a thesis, which demonstrates the skills and knowledge to prepare students for higher degree research projects or to conduct independent research projects.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Apply advanced knowledge of the relevant discipline to identify and conduct supervised independent research
in an appropriate area of interest to the relevant business field
2. Critically evaluate the literature relevant to the selected area of interest
3. Apply advanced knowledge of research skills and concepts gained through previous studies to develop
solutions to research problems
4. Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some
independence as preparation for research higher degrees
5. Demonstrate professionalism, ethical conduct and integrity and a deep awareness of professional practices
and contribute to applied managerial and organisational knowledge