Graduate Certificate of Business Research components are inter-related and build upon one another across the semester (or longer for part time students). You will undertake three applied research projects that provide practical business research experience and a framework for you to learn about all aspects of the business research process. The research projects will build your understanding of research design and writing and applied qualitative and quantitative research methods. Over the duration of the course you will produce a substantial research portfolio that will illustrate your advanced research skills and learning.
The final component will see you work with academics skilled in sustainable business research to develop your own research project, including a literature review and research design appropriate for future investigation. This will take the form of an HDR research proposal. You will work on this over the duration of a semester and build upon the thorough grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well epistemological and research paradigm considerations.
Your learning will take shape through workshops and discussions to guide you in performing actual research and related tasks. This is a research-based programme that relies upon self-directed studies and research activity performed under the guidance of experienced academic researchers. Completion of the course will satisfy the eligibility requirements for admission in a Masters by Research at CDU.
- 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
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A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
||Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.
BUS801 Business Research Project 1: Literature Review and Research Design
BUS802 Business Research Project 2: Applied Qualitative Business Research
BUS803 Business Research Project 3: Applied Quantitative Business Research
BUS804 Business Research Thesis Proposal
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Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.