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Master of Business - Research

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Business - Research



My University:

Business, Research


1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:


Starting Session(s):

Trimester 1 *

Delivery Mode:

On Campus (Face-to-Face)


Innovation Campus (Wollongong), Sydney

UOW Course Code:




* Course not available from June 2013

Course Availability

All students enrolled in the Masters by Research degree during 2013 should follow the schedule given below. This course is not available from June 2013. Future students looking to enrol in Master of Business - Research Degrees from June 2013 please refer to the Master of Philosophy -


The Master of Business - Research is designed for students who would like to study a higher degree research program, but are hesitant to commit to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degrees. The program is suitable for those who are working in middle management positions and aspire to progress to a senior management role. The coursework component of the degree allows students to develop the appropriate research skills to complete the thesis which follows.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution with an average of at least 60%.

Applications must be accompanied by a 2,000 word proposal which should outline the main focus of the applicants research interest, a commentary on important and recent literature in this area, and a discussion of why this is an important area of research. All proposals must acknowledge sources correctly. Proposals may be checked using a plagiarism checking system. Research interests should be related to topics listed on the Staff Research Interests webpage.

Course Requirements

Candidates are required to complete 24 credit points of coursework and a 48 credit point thesis.

Course Program

Core Subjects

Credit Points

TBS 997

Literature Review


TBS 996

Introduction to Research and Research Methods



Thesis Part Time or,



Thesis Full Time


Credit Arrangements

The Master of Business - Research may be used as a pathway into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Upon completion of the Master of Business - Research, students may apply to progress to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with credit for subjects previously completed.

Other Information

Additional information is available from or email

Last reviewed: 22 November, 2013