The Research & Analysis Project (RAP) is the key for getting through to the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting. The success of this formal, 7,500 worded report is mandatory for you if you want a chance to be awarded applied accounting (hons).
To begin the process, the preliminary step is to select one topic from the following list. Although there are 20 set subjects provided by the OBU itself, we are only going to list few to give you the idea.
- An analysis and evaluation of an organization’s budgetary control system and its links with performance management and decision making.
- An evaluation of how the introduction of a new technology can assist an organization in achieving its business objectives.
- An assessment of the potential impact of an aspect of impending legislation on the operations and financial position of an organization.
- A review of the business management and accounting issues of environmental costs of an organization.
- An evaluation of the use of short term and long term Islamic financial instruments and their impact on the financial statements of an organization.
- A critical review of key factors or indicators in the motivation of employees in an organization.
The list goes on until the 20th topic but we want to cover the template structure for it is where you will be drawing your understanding of the RAP from. The RAP requires a default configuration which has been set in place by the Oxford Brookes University. Any deviation from the standard mode leads to the failure of the whole project.
This structure is consisted of three parts, each has its own word count limit and content order. In the first part, student strive to establish project objective and research approach within the limit of 1,000 words. Similarly the second part is comprised of 2,000 words that focus on developing and explaining data collection methods, business models, and accounting techniques. The last part demands 4,500 words to convey the results and conduct analysis. It is also where student are required to conclude everything with appropriate recommendations and acknowledgements.