Department: MSc Finance
Module Description: In this module the student will undertake a short research project. The student will focus on applying the knowledge acquired from the previous modules. This project could be an extension to one or more research works/assignments submitted in previous modules. The student will focus on applying the knowledge learnt in several modules to analyse, revise, improve and assess a relevant topic. This could include topics on any area of finance and other related areas in the discipline of finance. The student will produce a research report, including an executive summary and a detailed report. Assessment will be done by two examiners, i.e., an internal and an external examiner.
There is no single main textbook for this module. Students are expected to read from a variety of relevant research journals and books (including those shown below).
Cooper, D.R. and Schindler, P.S. (2013). Business research methods. 12th edn. McGrawHill/Irwin.
Sekaran, U., Bougie, R. (2016). Research methods for business: a skill-building approach. 7th edn. West Sussex: Wiley.
Bell, A.R., Brooks, C., Prokopczuk, M. (2013). Handbook of research methods and applications in empirical research in finance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Xiao, J.J. (2016). Handbook of consumer finance research. 2nd edn. Springer.