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Where will this take me?

Overview

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.

Success stories

Xiang Cheng

Xiang Cheng

Quantitative Analyst
UBS Investment Bank, London


"I was surrounded by friendly and highly motivated colleagues alongside a beautiful campus with excellent facilities. My supervisors highlighted my PhD experience by supporting every aspect of my research and personal life. They were willing to understand my thoughts and help me achieve my long-term career goals by providing guidance balancing industrial practicalities and frontier research directions. With two meetings scheduled every week, we had more timely discussions on research projects and solved encountered difficulties in a more time-efficient way."

Navin Ranasinghe

Navin Ranasinghe

Quantitative Analyst
UBS Investment Bank, London


"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."

Dan Zhu

Dan Zhu

Lecturer of Actuarial Studies
Monash University


"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."