Doctor of Philosophy - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Business and Economics.

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

Course code

0029

Abbreviated title

PhDBusEco

CRICOS code

037832K

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinator

Professor Fang Lee Cooke

Contact details

Faculty Research Office: telephone + 61 3 9905 1055; email buseco-research.degrees@monash.edu.au

Admission and fees

Australia
Malaysia

Course type


Doctorate

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

3-4 years equivalent full-time

Your PhD research project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within 3 years equivalent full time, with the expectation you will complete your degree within 3 to 4 years equivalent full time.

Mode and location

On-campus (Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Malaysia, Peninsula)

Off-campus (Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Malaysia, Peninsula)

Award

Doctor of Philosophy

Description

You will undertake your doctoral studies through the Monash doctoral programMonash doctoral program (http://www.monash.edu/migr/future-students/phd). At the core of this program is the completion of a substantial research thesis on an agreed topic under the guidance of a supervisory team. Your research training is further enhanced by professional development activities or coursework units designed to support you in your academic and professional development.

Upon completion of your doctoral studies at Monash, you will be able to demonstrate that you have successfully designed and executed a research project that makes an original and substantial contribution to your discipline. In your research journey, you will have also acquired the necessary skills and professional attributes to make an immediate and enduring impact on academia, industry, government, or community.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 10 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 10 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Successful completion of the doctoral 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.

Students will also:

  • be responsible and effective global citizens
  • be critical and creative scholars
  • extend their knowledge, expertise and skill through the application of research to business problems and issues in their discipline
  • formulate a research problem of high impact and significance
  • communicate their research findings in a format appropriate to their discipline to a variety of audiences
  • contribute new information or new ways of understanding information in the field of research.

Conditions of enrolment

You will be required to complete:

  • Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
  • Research Integrity (online)
  • any faculty or program induction requirements.

As a student of the university, you will be required to abide by all relevant statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. This includes maintaining satisfactory progress via regular milestone reviews in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policyGraduate Research Progress Management policy (http://www.monash.edu/_data/assets/pdffile/0009/787311/Graduate-Research-Progress-Management-Policy.pdf) and procedures, ensuring you are undertaking research of an appropriate quality and scale as required by your course. You should refer to the University's current statutes and the University Policy BankUniversity Policy Bank (https://www.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/graduate-education) for links to relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.

Structure

This course consists of:

  • a research and thesis component
  • a coursework study program.

Requirements

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

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

2. 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 a thesis including published worksthesis including published works (https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/supervisors-and-examiners/examiners/publication) may be permitted.

3. satisfactorily complete of one of the following programs of coursework study:*

* Each student will be assigned to the program most relevant to their research focus. Note: At Monash University Malaysia only the following programs are available: Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Specialist streams in economics.

You must pass all coursework units with a minimum result of 70 per cent, the assessment of which is conducted in accordance with the University's Assessment in Coursework Units policyAssessment in Coursework Units policy (http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/academic/education/assessment/assessment-in-coursework-units-policy.html) and supporting procedures.