Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics

  • CRICOS Code: 056955G

The experience


I welcome your interest in the Doctoral program at the Melbourne Business School. Every year, 15-20 students are admitted to our program across the disciplines and each successful applicant is currently offered a full scholarship including living expenses and fee remission for the duration of their course of study. Here are some of the unique features that make the MBS doctoral program the best of its kind in Australia:

  • Our program prepares you for a research career in business and economics through its innovative combination of two years of advanced coursework in your chosen discipline followed by a thesis supervised by a panel of internationally renowned researchers.
  • Students have access to study abroad and exchange opportunities at Melbourne’s wide range of institutional partners, resulting in an enriched doctoral experience with the option to take on academics from top institutions as external supervisors on their research after confirmation of candidature.
  • The program has a strong culture of collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Students work closely with other members of the Faculty to produce scholarly contributions for top journals in their discipline. Students also come together in the FBE PhD Student Society, the doctoral student association that provides peer support and community.
  • The campus is situated in the heart of the world’s most liveable city. The city of Melbourne, capital of the state of Victoria, is home to many of Australia's largest and oldest cultural institutions such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. As the second most populous city in Australia, Melbourne’s status as the ‘cultural capital of Australia’ is heavily informed by a melting pot of culture.

Anish Nagpal, Assistant Dean (Graduate Research) and Associate Professor of Marketing

Student Experience

Can Ken Jin
Can (Ken) Jin,
PhD Actuarial Studies (completed 2016). Jin now works as an Associate Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Bond University.

The PhD program at the University of Melbourne is highly regarded by every employer, not only within Australia, but all around the world. The impact of studying this course on me will be enormous - it will not just give me the chance to develop my academic skills and improve my capability of research, but will help me know the relevant industry in deep and begin my career at a higher starting point.

Can (Ken) Jin

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