Master of Business Research
The Master of Business Research is designed for graduates of a business coursework master degree who wish to undertake research leading to a PhD. Its completion satisfies the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.
The degree aims to provide students with a first exposure to the research skills required to undertake any academic research project. It includes teaching in research methodologies and discipline specialisation, and a dissertation comprises 30% of the program.
Students who are interested in Finance only, please note the following prerequisites:
A minimum Distinction grade average, which is the benchmark.
All honours and master of philosophy students must have completed the following courses (or their equivalent at another institution) prior to enrolment.
- 'Corporate Finance Theory III' OR 'Corporate Investment and Strategy III'
- At least a 'level 2' course or its equivalent in econometrics or statistics
- 'Portfolio Theory and Management III'
- EITHER 'Financial Modelling Techniques III' OR 'Options, Futures and Risk Management III'.
Or equivalent in the master degree coursework programs.
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SATAC Code 3CM037 Intake February Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Graduate Entry A completed Masters degree and submission of proposal to Business School. Additional Entry RequirementsApplicants must submit a 2-page proposal summary to the Business School together with the application.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 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge 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 Requirements
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
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $29,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000
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
The University of Adelaide has been awarded international accreditation for the Business, and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship degrees from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five per cent of the world's business schools. This means the University of Adelaide's business degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.
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.
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: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018