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Business and Economics

Doctorate/PhD

Monash is committed to providing the highest quality of graduate research education in a stimulating, supportive and professional environment. The sheer scale of Monash University's research capabilities and the breadth of specialist expertise within Business and Economics offer opportunities across the full range of applied business and policy disciplines.

A PhD in Business and Economics takes the form of the Monash Doctoral Program – a PhD for the 21st century. The program enables you to complete extensive, independent research on an agreed topic under the supervision of at least two expert academics. Your study will culminate in a written thesis or alternative approved output, which offers a significant contribution to the current body of knowledge in your chosen research area. The research component of your degree is enhanced by a series of coursework units or professional development activities designed to provide you with the skills to make an impact in academia, industry, government or the wider community.

Undertaking a PhD is a chance to push the boundaries of contemporary business practice and have a hand in solving some of the biggest challenges facing industry today.

You will be supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout your enrolment, both of whom are committed to your success.

Depending on your focus, you will be assigned to one of the following disciplines: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Law and Taxation, Econometrics and Business Statistics, Economics, Management, Marketing or Specialist streams in Economics.

For details, visit: monash.edu/business/research/graduate-research-program/doctor-of-philosophy/how-to-apply

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: Full time
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
Duration 3-4 years (full time)
Start date Throughout the year
Qualification Doctor of Philosophy
Course Handbook

The principal component of the PhD is a major research thesis of up to 80,000 words (or alternative approved outputs). A PhD may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered, including:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Business law and taxation
  • Econometrics and business statistics
  • Economics
  • Health economics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Policy studies

As well as the research component, you will also complete a series of professional development activities or coursework units relevant to your chosen research focus. These activities are designed to provide you with the skills needed to develop your professional skills to support you in your future career.

Visit the Faculty of Business and Economics postgraduate website.

Download the postgraduate course guide.

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Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study.
See the Section 2.1 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

English entry requirements

Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.
See the Section 2.2 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$32,100

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 037832K

This course consists of:

(a.) a research and thesis component

(b.) a coursework study program.