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Overview

The Master of Business Research is designed for talented mid-career professionals, including academics and professionals in Higher Education, interested in pursuing doctoral studies outside of a traditional PhD, or currently ineligible for entry to PhD studies.

The program is designed to provide graduates with an advanced level of research knowledge and skills in Business, Commerce and Management enabling them to be at the forefront of the latest innovations, developments and opportunities in these fields.

Through the development of critical, analytical and technological capabilities, graduates will be able to apply the theory and methods of business research to ethically research, analyse and evaluate complex data sets. Graduates will develop communication skills that facilitate the effective dissemination of research outputs and outcomes across academic and professional audiences.

The Master of Business Research is a pathway to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), successful completion of the Master of Business Research provides direct entry to the DBA and may be recognised as an entry to a PhD at the University of Newcastle or other Universities.

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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  • Trimester 2
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Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

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40008

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Trimester 2
Location

Online

Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

4
Program Code

40008

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Master of Business Research

AACSB Accredited

The University of Newcastle's Business School (NBS) has received AACSB Accreditation, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs

UON PLACED TOP 150 IN THE WORLD FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Times Higher Education (THE) recently released its 2018 subject rankings for Business and Economics with The University of Newcastle now placed in the top 150 in the world.

For Business and Management subjects, UON is number one in Australia for citations, fifth for international outlook and sits equal eighth in Australia for overall performance.

The rankings highlight the universities that are leading across accounting and finance, business and management, and economics and econometrics subjects. Further information can be found at www.timeshighereducation.com

What Will You Study?

The Master of Business Research is offered on a part-time basis over four Trimesters. You can study your MBR online so that wherever you are in the world you can continue to drive your workplace experiences.

The MBR program comprises four 20 unit core courses, a total of 80 units, to be undertaken over four Trimesters. Students must complete all of the core courses to qualify for the degree.

The sequential design of the program assists you to build on your research skills from the foundational knowledge to a research proposal. 

The courses in sequence are as follows:

  1. GSBR6101 Foundations of Business Research - 20 units
  2. GSBR6102 Literature Review - 20 units
  3. GSBR6103 Research Methods - 20 units
  4. GSBR6104 Research Proposal - 20 units

Career Opportunities

This Master of Business Research provides graduates with the expertise to establish and develop a successful career in research, within the higher education sector in academia or through enhancing the commercial performance of Industry, organisations or the public sector.

Successful completion of the Master of Business Research provides direct entry to the DBA and may be recognised as an entry to a PhD at The University of Newcastle or other universities.

Entry Requirements

Entry into the Master of Business Research is available to students who have:

  • an approved AQF level 9 Masters (coursework or research) degree or equivalent with minimum GPA of 5.25 plus a minimum of five years professional experience in a related field of work;

Additional Requirements

  • a written research outline to be submitted with application;
  • English proficiency requirement of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent as per University policy;

The following may be required

  • A supervised assessment of comprehension and writing skills, if deemed necessary by the Faculty; and
  • possible interview, if deemed necessary by the Faculty.

Any exceptions to these criteria will require Pro Vice-Chancellor approval.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 40008
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Mode of delivery Online

Description

The Master of Business Research is designed for talented mid-career professionals, including academics and professionals in Higher Education, interested in pursuing doctoral studies outside of a traditional PhD, or currently ineligible for entry to PhD studies. The Master of Business Research is a pathway to the Doctor of Business Administration, successful completion of the Master of Business Research provides direct entry to the DBA and may be recognised as an entry to a PhD at the University of Newcastle or other Universities.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Master of Business Research is available to students who have:

  • an approved AQF level 9 Masters (coursework or research) degree or equivalent with minimum GPA of 5.25 plus a minimum of five years professional experience in a related field of work;

Additional Requirements

  • a written research outline to be submitted with application;
  • English proficiency requirement of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent as per University policy;

The following may be required

  • A supervised assessment of comprehension and writing skills, if deemed necessary by theFaculty; and
  • possible interview, if deemed necessary by the Faculty.

Any exceptions to these criteria will require Pro Vice-Chancellor approval.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Business Research is an AQF 9 Program comprising 80 units of core courses. Students must complete all of the core courses to qualify for the degree.

Course Information

Core Courses

Students must complete all core courses.

Code Name Availability Units
GSBR6101 Foundations of Business Research Not currently offered 20 units
GSBR6102 Literature Review Not currently offered 20 units
GSBR6103 Research Methods Not currently offered 20 units
GSBR6104 Research Proposal Not currently offered 20 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Effective advanced written skills to communicate to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Effective skills to work independently and/or in collaboration with others
  • Critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills for business research
  • Advanced knowledge of the theory and methods of business research in a scholarly and/or professional context.
  • Proficiency in the utilisation of information and technology in research
  • An advanced understanding of ethical issues

Why study with us?

The Master of Business Research through the University of Newcastle has been appropriately designed to prepare you with the requisite knowledge and skills to successfully complete your future postgraduate research degree.

As a coursework program that focuses on research training, you will study the three key areas - research methods, literature review and research proposals.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional Support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages unless they can complete both their principal program and the Diploma in Languages within the duration of their CoE. For more information please contact the Student Advice team.

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