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0029

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Course code0029
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titlePhDBusEco
CRICOS code037832K
Standard duration of study (years)

3-4 years equivalent full-time

The student's PhD research project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within 3 years equivalent full time, with students expected to complete their degree within 3 to 4 years equivalent full time.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia, Peninsula)
Off-campus (Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0029
Contact details

Faculty Research Office: telephone + 61 3 9905 2483; email buseco-research.degrees@monash.edu.au

Course coordinator

Professor Fang Lee Cooke

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Candidature in a Doctor of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a significant contribution to the discipline in which the student is enrolled. Doctoral student are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.

Students are required to complete a compulsory program of coursework. These discipline-specific programs are designed to impart skills and knowledge that will assist students to conduct their research.

Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will signify that the holder has completed a course of postgraduate training in research under proper academic supervision and has submitted a thesis that the examiners have declared to be a significant contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the student's capacity to carry out independent research.

Candidature rules

For all candidature rules and other important information for PhD student refer to the Handbook for Doctoral and MPhil DegreesHandbook for Doctoral and MPhil Degrees (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook).

Structure

This course consists of:

(a.) a research and thesis component

(b.) a coursework study program.

Requirements

Students must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(a.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the school or department of enrolment in the student's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the relevant department/school

(b.) submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 80,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished workconjointly published or unpublished work (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/examiners/publication/) may be permitted.

(c.) satisfactorily complete of one of the programs of coursework study as outlined under 'Areas of study'.

Students must pass all coursework units with a minimum result of 70 per cent. If a student fails to achieve the required grade for a unit they can repeat the entire unit once in a later semester. Students who fail to pass the repeat attempt of the unit will be subject to a termination process under the Candidature Progress Management RegulationsCandidature Progress Management Regulations (http://www.monash.edu.au/legal/legislation/research-graduate-school-committee-regulations/candidature-progress-management-regulations.pdf) (refer also to the Candidature Progress Management policypolicy (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/candidature-progress-management-policy.html) and proceduresprocedures (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/termination-of-candidature-procedures.html)).

Areas of study

Research topics are available in most of the faculty's areas of research strengthsareas of research strengths (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/research/strenghts.html), depending on supervision and resource availability.

Each student will be assigned to the program most relevant to their research focus from the following:*

* Note: At Monash University Malasia only the following programs are available: Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Specialist streams in economics.

Award(s)

Doctor of Philosophy