MH topic is better but other accounting or finance topics also acceptable , see detailed list of possible topics in Requirements

please first read the DISSERTATION INFORMATION carefully and you will find there ara many topics available in the list.
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Objectives of a dissertation
To allow a student to demonstrate ability to:
(a) complete a major and worthwhile piece of work, with some guidance, but largely self-motivated and with a minimum of supervision;
(b) write a large academic paper which is well-organised, which makes an original contribution to knowledge and which clearly and concisely communicates its contents to its readers;
(c) apply knowledge of accounting and/or finance gained through coursework to a specific area of study, and to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of that area;
(d) recognise and formulate a problem, and show evidence of skills of inquiry, logical reasoning and analysis in addressing that problem.
2. The dissertation requires a considerable amount of work. In order to meet the submission deadline you must schedule your work through a series of self-imposed targets. You must, therefore, plan ahead and keep to your plan.
3. There is a word limit on the dissertation of 10,000 words excluding tables and appendices. Any submission significantly in excess of this will not be acceptable.

The supervisors main concerns will be to advise on
(a) The identification of an appropriate topic.
(b) General methodology.
(c) Approaches to the literature review and analysis of the chosen topic.
(d) Linking up and connecting the chapters of the dissertation.
(e) Choice of method(s) of analysis.
(f) Analysis of the findings.
(g) Presentation of meaningful recommendations and conclusions.

The standard of English, style and overall presentation of the dissertation is the responsibility of the student. The student must ensure a high standard of English grammar and spelling.

Plagiarism may be defined as:  presenting written material where there is lack of acknowledgement of the source of work including data such as graphs and tables. Clear evidence of plagiarism in the dissertation will result in a fail grade being awarded. Note that it is not sufficient merely to list a source in the bibliography to express a general indebtedness. To avoid a charge of plagiarism, all debts must be specifically, precisely and accurately referenced in accordance with good academic practice. When a source is directly quoted word-for-word, the passage quoted should be placed within quotation marks or indented and the source accurately referenced. There must be no ambiguity about where the quotation ends or begins. The source of any data cited (e.g. figures, tables, charts) should be made explicit. Crucially, you should note that when ideas, or an argument, are reproduced from a source in a general or paraphrased way, the source must also be acknowledged. You may find the following websites of assistance in identifying strategies for avoiding plagiarism:
Students should be aware that all dissertations will be processed by the JISC plagiarism detection software

Nature of the Dissertation
Your dissertation must be based on topics or material covered in the programme. It must demonstrate a good understanding of prior research and academic literature in the area of investigation. Given the fairly short time-scale for the research a high level of originality is not expected, though we would hope that some of the better dissertations might be suitable for publication in a short article format.

Structure of the Dissertation
This may depend on the research topic chosen, but generally will be consistent with the
following order.
Chapter 1 Introduction
An important sales pitch for the importance and relevance of the topic academically
and, if possible, practically with a description of the structure of the dissertation. State
clearly the objective(s) of the study and why it is worthy of study.
Chapter 2 Literature Review/Survey of Prior Research
This gives a proper context for the current research. It allows you to demonstrate an
appreciation and understanding of previous work and to develop your research
Chapter 3 Research design
Explanation, and justification, of the approach and methods of analysis adopted.
Chapter 4 Results of Research
Reporting, analysis and discussion of results.
Chapter 5 Summary and conclusions
This should provide a summary of the dissertation. You should refer back to the
objectives of the study and discuss the importance, relevance, and implications of the
results. Where relevant, this should also include recommendations for practice and/or
suggestions for further research.

Layout of Dissertation
The layout of the dissertation should be as follows:
(i) Title page
(ii) Dissertation Declaration
(iii) Acknowledgements (Optional)
(iv) Abstract
(v) Table of Contents
(vi) Main Text
(vii) Appendices (Optional)
(viii) Bibliography
Items (iii) and (vii) are optional all other items must be included.
Details are:
The main arguments and conclusions of the dissertation condensed into no more than two A4 pages (and preferably into a single A4 page).
Table of Contents
As a minimum this should include a list of chapter numbers, chapter titles and page numbers relating to the start of each chapter. This may, at your option, be expanded to provide information concerning sections of chapters etc. However, the detail provided must not obscure the clarity of the Table of Contents. Any appendices (see vi below) should also be referenced in the Table of Contents. An optional extra is a list of figures or tables but this should normally only be provided if the tables and/or figures are considered numerous and worthy of being specifically referenced.
(vi) Main Text
The main body of the dissertation, divided into chapters and sub-headings as appropriate.
(vii) Appendices (Optional)
Any appendix material is not to be included in determining the overall length of the dissertation. The appendices can either be grouped together at the end of the main text or included at the end of each relevant chapter within the main text. The use of appendices and the positioning of appendices are both optional; but if appendices are used the positioning should be consistent, i.e. all appendices at the end of the main text or all following the relevant chapters.
(viii) Bibliography
This should include all works specifically referenced within the text and should contain the following details:
For books
” Author s surname and first name or initials
” Date of publication
” Title (underlined or italics) and edition
” Place of publication
” Name of publisher
David, R. and Brierley, J.E.C. (1985), Major Legal Systems of the World Today, 3rd edition, London: Stevens.
For journal articles
” Author s surname and first name or initials
” Date of publication
” The title of the article (usually in inverted commas)
” The title of the journal from which the article is (usually in italics)
” The volume number of the journal, the issue and page numbers
Beard, V. (1994)  Popular culture and professional identity: Accountants in the movies , Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 19 No. 3, pp. 303-18.

Fama, E.F., Fisher, L., Jensen, M. and Roll, R., (1969),  The adjustment of stock prices to new information , International Economics Review, Vol. 10 (February), pp. 1-21.
For a book chapter
” The surname and first name or initials of the author of the chapter
” Date of publication
” The title of the chapter (usually in inverted commas)
” The surname and first name or initials of the editor(s) of the book, followed by (ed.)
or (eds)
” Title (underlined or italics) and edition
” Place of p