Master of Business Research (MBusRes)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Master of Business Research is designed for graduates of a business coursework masters degree who wish to undertake research leading to a PhD. It aims to provide students with a first exposure to the research skills required to undertake any academic research project, and includes teaching in research methodologies and discipline specialisation. A dissertation comprises 30% of the program. Applicants must submit a 2 page proposal summary to the Business School together with the application. Completion of this program satisfies the entry requirements for a higher degree by research. Applicants seeking entry to the program must have completed their preceding studies with a GPA of 5.0.
The Master of Business Research is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years.


Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Business Research

There shall be a Master of Business Research .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Research, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units
  3. Research equivalent courses to the value of 12 units in the form of a research dissertation