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Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics

  • CRICOS Code: 056955G

What will I study?

Overview

You will be required to present a thesis in a form prescribed by the Academic Board. The relevant Graduate Research Director of the Department or the Faculty of Business and Economics will provide advise on the presentation.

Course structure

4 Year Doctoral Program

A four year Doctoral Program (Masters by Coursework followed by PhD) is offered in the following discipline areas:

Management & Marketing

You will start by enrolling in a one-year Masters coursework degree. Upon successful completion of this course, and by meeting the progression requirement of achieving an average of 75% or above, you will be enrolled in the PhD.

The PhD begins with a coursework year. In the third and fourth years of the Program, you will complete a research thesis.

Confirmation of candidature is approved on the basis of successful completion of the coursework subjects and an approved thesis proposal. The decision to award the degree is based solely on the examination of the thesis. Examiners of the thesis are informed that you have undertaken a course of study by thesis and coursework component, and that the thesis may be shorter than one presented by a candidate pursuing the degree by research alone, but should be comparable in research quality.

5 Year Doctoral Program

A five year Doctoral Program (Masters by Coursework followed by PhD) is offered in the following discipline areas:

  • Accounting
  • Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences
  • Economics
  • Finance

Candidates commence by enrolling in a two-year Master of Commerce coursework degree. Upon successful completion of this coursework degree, and by meeting the specific progression requirements outlined in the relevant Masters handbook entry, the candidate is enrolled in a three year thesis-only PhD. The decision to award the degree is based solely on the examination of the thesis. Examiners of the thesis are informed that the candidate has undertaken a course of study by thesis and coursework component, and that the thesis may be shorter than one presented by a candidate pursuing the degree by research alone, but should be comparable in research quality.

PhD by Thesis only

The Centre for Actuarial Studies offers a three-year PhD by Thesis only.

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