Master of Business Research
Contribute to a better business future
Curious about trends and changes in the commercial realm? Business-minded but thinking bigger than the nine-to-five?
Our Master of Business Research is designed for graduates of a business coursework master degree who want to start on a research pathway or reinforce their edge in the labour market.
What will you do?
There are many different areas of business you can research during your study. You might investigate organisational resilience or mentor-protégé relationships. You could research machine-learning classification techniques and how they’re used to predict movement in the stock market. You might be interested in consumer behaviour, marketing strategies in the wine industry or the impact of cryptography on audit procedures. Perhaps you’ll examine management practice in family businesses or women’s experiences in leadership positions.
Over the course of the program you will:
- discover how to do meaningful research
- plan and conduct your research with high levels of independence, guided by an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development
- develop skills for problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking, project management, self-management and communication
- drive innovation and progress in an area you’re passionate about
- become part of the academic community and build your professional and global networks
- complete a dissertation comprising 33 percent of the program.
Where could it take you?
Completion of this degree satisfies the entry requirements for a PhD but many employers will also value the research skills, networks and experiences you can draw from as a graduate of our master program.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM037 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Additional Entry RequirementsApplicants must submit a 2-page proposal summary to the Business School together with the application. Higher Education Study A completed Masters degree and submission of proposal to Business School.SATAC Code: 3CM037
CRICOS 056947G Intake February
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications A completed Master degree in Business, Finance and Economics or equivalent with a credit average.
Additional Entry RequirementsA two page draft research proposal must be submitted with the application.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $33,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $46,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Manager / Business Management, Market Research Analyst, Market Researcher, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Business Development Manager, Business Manager, Data Analyst, Research Associates, Research Manager, Research Scientist, Research and Development Manager, International Trade or Business Analyst
To qualify for the Master of Business Research, students must complete satisfactorily the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:
- core courses to the value of 12 units
- elective courses to the value of 12 units
- research equivalent courses to the value of 12 units in the form of a research dissertation.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
Research methodology courses
COMMERCE 7037: Research Methodology (M)
COMMERCE 7106: Advanced Readings (M)
Plus one course from: COMMERCE 7100: Qualitative Methods (M)
COMMERCE 7033: Quantitative Methods (M)
An equivalent course approved by the Program Director.
Advanced discipline course
One course chosen from:
CORPFIN 7102: Advanced Corporate Finance (M)
MARKETNG 7103: Advanced Theory in Marketing (M)
ACCTING 7101: Advanced Theory in Accounting (M)
COMMERCE 7104: Advanced Theory in Management (M)
INTBUS 7000: Advanced Theory in International Business (M)
COMMERCE 7105: Dissertation (M)
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Oct 2020