Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

This Master of Philosophy provides advanced business research skills through structured learning and independent research. Students are able to select a research topic from a diverse and extended range of business-related disciplines.


The coursework component of the Master of Philosophy includes 24 credit points of coursework subjects. On successful completion of coursework subjects, students work with their supervisors to complete a research thesis (72 credit points).


  • Areas of research available to candidates undertaking the PhD with the Faculty of Business are listed under each of the Faculty's disciplines along with a list of academics in each discipline: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Operations.

Standard entry requirements

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4. Applications must be accompanied by a 2,000-word proposal which should outline the main focus of the applicant's research interest, a commentary on important and recent literature in this area, and a discussion of why this is an important area of research. All proposals must acknowledge sources correctly. Candidates with a Coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Master of Philosophy.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Innovation Campus International: $61,824 Yes
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Full-time : 2 years
Sydney Business School International: $61,824 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Special Admission Requirements All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work; contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course. Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

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