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Master of Business by Research

Course code I73

This degree is designed to provide advanced, research-based studies in theoretical and applied areas of business.

Students may choose from the following disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Event Management, Finance, Hospitality Management, Leisure Science, Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Planning, Recreation Management, Sport Management or Tourism Management. The course aims to extend understandings of knowledge in the discipline area alongside knowledge of research methods in business. Students will undertake a significant independent research investigation resulting in a thesis that will have relevance to business.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

I73

Fees

The Australian Government's Research Training Program provides tuition fee offsets for domestic students who are enrolled in Higher Degree by Research courses.

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I73

CRICOS code

099205B

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $36,800

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
FBL6120Advanced Research Methods in Business and Law20
FBL6140Thesis Preparation20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL6200Thesis
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL6200Thesis
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL6200Thesis

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to research activities by conceptualising, investigating and addressing a research problem in business.
  2. Initiate, create, plan and execute a substantial piece of business research in collaboration with a supervision team.
  3. Interpret and transmit complex information, concepts, theories and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  4. Justify research aims, methodologies and results, considering the ethical and social consequences.
  5. Reflect critically on a complex body of global knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery in a field of business.

Fees and Scholarships

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If you're a domestic student enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research program, you won't be required to pay tuition fees. The Australian Government provides domestic students with tuition fee offsets under the Research Training Program (RTP) for up to 2 years full-time (or equivalent) for Master by Research courses.

Note The RTP covers your tuition fees only. You will still be required to pay all other non-tuition fees applicable to your course, such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

AUD $36,800 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in research institutions, universities and Private and multinational industry.

Possible future job titles

Business Researcher, Assistant Professor, Business Research Assistant, Business Postdoctoral Researcher

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

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