The objective of this half-unit course is to enable Masters students to develop a research paper on institutional, social and political aspects accounting which could serve as the foundation for future doctoral studies or other research careers.

The focus of the dissertation - theoretical, empirical and methodological - will be determined by students in conjunction with an allocated supervisor. Supervisors have expertise in a broad range of research areas including, for example, accounting and auditing as social practice, social studies of valuation and quantification, risk regulation and the creation of markets.

It is intended that the dissertation could be used in any application for an advanced research degree.