Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics

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Where will this take me?


The Melbourne Business School Doctoral program prepares graduates for research and teaching careers at top-ranked educational institutions and for careers where world-class research and advanced analytical skills are necessary. Read more about our recent graduates below.

Success stories

Navin Ranasinghe
Navin Ranasinghe, Quantitative Analyst
UBS Investment Bank, London
Completed 2017

I think that completing a course work component ensures that you have the underlying skills necessary to understand, and contribute to, your chosen field. At the start of any PhD, it is important to build up a deep understanding of the relevant methods and results, and having a more structured approach can certainly help. Course work gives a greater breadth of knowledge, which is useful throughout a future career in academia or industry.

Navin Ranasinghe
Dan Zhu
Dan Zhu, Lecturer of Actuarial Studies
Monash University
Completed 2016

I studied a PhD in the field of Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Studies within the department of Economics. During the graduate program, I had the opportunity to explore across interesting disciplines offered by a group of world-class researchers. As a graduate student, my supervisors made me feel that I am actually an important part of the team and the work I do matters! One of my most memorable moments was the acceptance of my paper by an A* Journal, which gave me the confidence needed in the final year of my PhD for seeking a career as an academic.

Dan Zhu