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Master of Business (Research) - 859AA

Course Code: 859AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
CRICOS Code: 054344G
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make research your business at UC

Studying this postgraduate degree will allow you to develop relevant research skills through a carefully designed program, which includes the selection of electives tailored to your professional experience and a dissertation. The course provides opportunities for advanced study and reflection on practice across a range of professional fields including accountancy, business management, economics, human resource development, international management, organisational behaviour and more.

You will be encouraged to bridge the gap between theory and practice in your work, drawing upon previous business experience and expertise in both your coursework and dissertation. Upon completion of the degree, you will have produced an impressive and significant original contribution to your field of research and professional industry, and will be well-placed for the next exciting phase of your business or academic career. As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

Study a Master of Business (Research) at UC and you will:

  • develop knowledge and skills in research methodology and research methods
  • acquire high-level writing and analysis skills
  • initiate closer links between the University and senior professionals in fields associated with business, economics and related disciplines
  • prepare either a single substantial dissertation, or two smaller academically rigorous dissertations, which form an in-depth investigation and analysis of a particular professional issue. 

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a key component of this postgraduate course and in your dissertation, you will be encouraged to use your existing employment knowledge to undertake new academic research in the study of a professional problem in the field of business, engaging regularly with industry over the course of your studies.

Career opportunities

  • Sessional academic
  • Research officer
  • Research fellow
  • Company director
  • General manager
  • Chief executive officer
  • President
  • Vice president
  • Chief financial officer
  • Board member
  • Marketing director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business consultant
  • Financial analyst
  • Marketing director
  • Indigenous program director

Course-specific information

Before a candidate is admitted to the Master of Business (Research) program, the Faculty must be satisfied that it is able to supervise the candidate's proposed dissertation, and that the candidate satisfies the following admission requirements:

  1. holds a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field which is of sufficient quality to gain entry into an honours program
  2. has two years of professional practice in a relevant area
  3. provides evidence of capacity for specialised coursework at a postgraduate level and relevant professional development
  4. provides evidence of superior professional performance, both intellectually and technically
  5. demonstrates capacity and/or aptitude for research.

In order to progress to the research component of Master of Business (Research), you must have completed the coursework component of the degree, and have had your research proposal and research plan approved by the course convener.

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0. Students who have undertaken all their education in an English-speaking country (as defined on the UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

Domestic students who are accepted on this course are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for the standard duration of the course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the annual fee rate that applied at the start of your degree. Further information on fees for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students can be found here.

Enquiries

Current & Prospective Students
Faculty of Business, Government and Law BGLHDR@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Before a candidate is admitted to the Master of Business program, the Faculty must be satisfied that it is able to supervise the candidate's proposed dissertation and that the candidate satisfies the following admission requirements:
a. holds a bachelor degree in a relevant field which is of sufficient quality to gain entry into an honours program;
b. has two years of professional practice in a relevant area; provides evidence of capacity for specialised coursework at the post graduate level and relevant professional development;
c. provides evidence of superior professional performance both intellectually and technically; and demonstrates capacity and/or aptitude for research.

A requirement for proceeding to the research component of the degree is completion of the coursework component of the degree and the acceptance and approval of a research proposal and research plan by the course convener.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Business M Bus

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 $22,300 $27,800

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course based on a full time load. Domestic students should note that you are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for your fees for the standard duration of your course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the fee rate for the current year, noting that fees are indexed annually. Further information on fees for higher degree by research students can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The objectives of the Master of Business (Research) course are to enable practitioners to extend and build upon their professional experience through:

a. Coursework that develops knowledge and skill in research methodology and research methods;
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b. Development of research, writing and analysis skills which enable students to produce a dissertation which constitutes an original and significant contribution to the relevant literature and/or to professional practice; .
c. Preparation of a either a single substantial dissertation, or two smaller but academically rigorous dissertations, which adds to existing knowledge and constitutes an in-depth investigation and analysis of a particular professional issue or set of issues; and .
d. Bridging the gap between theory and practice by developing closer links between the University and senior professionals in fields associated with business, economics and related disciplines. .

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Honours

Not applicable.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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