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40 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: K Rajaratnam

Course entry requirements: Registration for the Bachelor in Commerce Honours degreespecialising in Finance (CH001FTX05).

Co-requisites: FTX4056F Applied Investments; FTX4057S Applied Corporate Finance; FTX4086FAlternative Investments


To develop and implement finance research skills through an academic research project.

Course outline:

Lectures are held to impart basic knowledge and skills in order to embark on a finance-related research project.Concurrently, students are required to agree on a research topic with a supervisor, and submit a proposal. Once a proposal is accepted, the student applies relevant finance research techniques to solve the research problem.

During the course of the year, the student is expected to submit a literature review and a final submission of their report. The report is expected to be in a format of a journal manuscript. Students may be required to participate in a question and answer session after the final submission.

Lecture times:

There is 1 double lecture per week, Wednesday, during 7th and 8th period.

DP requirements:

Progress to the supervisor’s satisfaction, lecture attendance and 40% average of graded submissions.


Assessment will be based on the research project. Literature review submission 10% - 20%, Final submission 80% - 90%. Exact allocation in course outline

Last updated : 05 Apr 2018

Staff Members on this course :

Dr. Kanshukan Rajaratnam Associate Professor

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