Doctor of Philosophy

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The PhD program in the School of Business may be undertaken in the key areas of research offered by the School, which includes accounting and finance, business law and taxation, econometrics and business statistics, economics, management, and marketing.

PhD candidates are required to carry out an independent research program under the supervision of an experienced member of the School’s academic staff. Candidates are required to submit an original thesis that makes a major contribution to the discipline by way of new knowledge.

The principal component of the PhD is a major thesis of up to 80,000 words, embodying the results of a research project.

Duration of candidature

The normal length of candidature is considered to be three years full-time (six-years part-time). It is strongly recommended that a student designs a project which can be completed within three years.

The minimum period of PhD candidature is 24 months full time (48 months part-time). The maximum period of PhD candidature is four years of full time, or its equivalent in part-time candidature of up to a maximum of 8 years of part-time study.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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The Master of Philosophy program is a 100% research degree signifying that the candidate has successfully completed a course of research training and satisfied the examiners criteria in carrying out a research project and providing critical analyses on the research results. An MPhil thesis is expected to make a contribution to an existing body of knowledge by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge.

The MPhil program may be undertaken in the key areas of research offered by the School, which includes accounting and finance, business law and taxation, econometrics and business statistics, economics, management and marketing.

The principal component of the program is a thesis of up to 50,000 words embodying the results of the research project.

Duration of candidature

The Master of Philosophy program is a 24 months full-time equivalent program.

Enquiries

If you have any further enquiries on the School of Business Graduate Research programs please contact:

School Research Manager
Ms Stephanie Pang
steph.pang@monash.edu

School Research Executive
Ms Loke Bee Khum
loke.bee.khum@monash.edu