Master of Research (Business)

An alternative pathway to the PhD

Do you want to research pressing issues in business? The Master of Research (Business) degree is a two-year course that will develop your research capabilities, expose you to the latest thinking in your chosen field or discipline, and immerse you in a research project of your own.

This course is a pathway to a research-focused career in industry and offers a gateway to the PhD in Business and Law for those who want to pursue an academic career.

In the first year of your Master of Research (Business) you will complete research training coursework units, covering the research thought process, research methods and the current state of theory in your chosen field or discipline.
The second year is devoted to a major research project on a question of interest to you (subject to supervisor approval) and includes your Research Proposal and Research Dissertation/Thesis.

For details, visit our Course Information page.

To apply: Go to Direct Applications – Deakin Applicant Portal, select Postgraduate courses, next select Direct application (Domestic) or Studylink connect (International).

All applicants will be required to “Prepare a Statement of Intent” outlining why they are applying for this course and their proposed area of research. You will also need to attach/upload your previous transcripts and evidence that you meet English language requirements.

Once submitted your application will be reviewed by prospective students team and forwarded to the relevant Department HDR Director to review and provide an outcome.

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