Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management

Brief Program Introduction:
The Doctor of Philosophy is a programme which aims to help candidates to develop their academic professionalism and leadership. Through this programme, candidates will be able to strengthen their research related skills and develop their expertise in a specific field. This programme is suitable for all scholars including academic staff, school teachers, educators as well as stakeholders in both public and private education sectors.

As a Doctor of Philosophy candidate, student will undertake supervised research within the aim of making a significant and original contribution to a discipline or profession.

This program is suited to applications who:
• have some prior research experience
• are interested in pursuing a career in research
• have a desire to make an original contribution to research in a particular field
• have a naturally inquiring mind and a desire to know more
• wish to gain an internationally recognised qualification
• want to enhance their employment opportunities.

Research area include:
Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Consumer Neuroscience, Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Educational Practice, Executive Education Human Resources, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Investment and Philanthropy.

A Doctor of Philosophy graduate is expected to be able to:
• conduct independent research at a high level of originality and quality
• independently conceive of, design, conduct and complete a research project or program
• understand their given substantive area as well as the given methodological approach(es)
• communicate an argument convincingly, with clarity and relevance to appropriate audiences.

Other key skills obtained by research graduates include:
• independent thinking
• decision-making skills
• good judgement
• logical thought, rationality
• communication skills
• project management skills
• data analysis
• problem solving
• critical thinking

Entry requirements:
Applicants must have completed at least four years (or equivalent) of tertiary education studies in a relevant discipline at a high level of achievement, and must have been approved for the award of the degree(s) for which they studied.

A high level of achievement is defined as the equivalent of a four year Honours degree that includes a significant research component in the fourth year, leading to an Honours degree class 1 (average grade between 80-100) or class 2A (average grade between 70-79) level.

Four years of tertiary studies can be demonstrated by the completion of any of the combinations of qualifications below, at the required standard of achievement:

• a bachelor degree (three or four years) and a Masters by Research or
• a bachelor degree (three or four years) and an Honours year or
• a bachelor degree (three or four years) and a Masters by Coursework or
• a bachelor degree (three or four years) and a postgraduate diploma or
• a bachelor degree (four years) in an approved discipline or
• entry through Advanced Prior Experience Learning (APEL)

QAHE Programmatic accreditation valid period:
From : 24 April 2023
To : 23 April 2024