Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Business and Management

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088580C

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Aim for a high-level career as a researcher or adviser in business, government or academia. Our integrated business PhD teaches you best-practice research methods before you begin a thesis in your chosen field.

Integrated PhD in Business & Management at VU

If you're a graduate without research experience, our integrated PhD offers a pathway to a doctoral degree in business and management. In your first year, you’ll receive intensive research training. On passing with a 70% average in coursework and a thesis, you’ll begin your own original research, completing your PhD in the standard four years.

You’ll choose your thesis topic from our research focus areas, benefiting from our expertise, support and industry contacts. You’ll learn to present your findings as a thesis, and through international and local presentations and publications.

VU offers world-class business and management research opportunities. Our research partners include:

  • World Health Organization
  • Department of State Development, Business and Innovation
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Research opportunities & development

VU Research gives you opportunities to:

  • connect with other researchers
  • participate in research festivals and competitions
  • develop your research skills
  • get funding for your research
  • publish and promote your findings.

We offer support for graduate researchers including:

  • an orientation program
  • a specialised Office for Researcher Training, Quality & Integrity
  • study spaces
  • units to help you conceptualise and contextualise your research
  • research ambassadors and student association.

Careers in business and government

Following your PhD, you’ll be ready for a research career in business or the public sector, or to become an academic. These are usually high-level roles, and paid accordingly.

You’ll understand how to collect, analyse and present data and evidence. You’ll use this knowledge to make a new contribution to your field.

We offer industry connections to begin your career in these areas:

  • development
  • economics
  • education
  • environment
  • health
  • law
  • population growth
  • sustainability
  • tourism.

Course structure

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to completed in total 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
  • 24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
  • 288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,200 Per Year
Read more15,600 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time City Flinders Campus
300 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
31,200 Per Year
Read more15,600 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree, or a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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