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The dissertation stream is one of two (12 credit point) units that together (total of 24 credit points) provide outstanding students in the Master of Commerce (Extension) with the opportunity to develop and complete a supervised research dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words, or equivalent, on an approved topic within the domain of business, commerce or management. 

Students who undertake the dissertation stream must complete at least one specialisation from the Master of Commece (Extension) specialisation options in addition to the dissertation.

About the dissertation

Admission to the dissertation stream requires an average grade of at least 80% in a minimum of four commerce units (12 unit program) or a minimum of eight commerce units (16 unit program), interview by the Program Director, and a formal dissertation proposal agreed to by a nominated supervisor and the Program Director. Final approval is dependent on the nature of the proposed topic and the availability of appropriate supervisory expertise. The dissertation is marked by examiners nominated by the Program Director in consultation with the supervisor and other academics from the relevant discipline/s.

Courses that offer the option to complete a dissertation

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