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This course will be discontinued on 1 July 2017. If you want to apply for a research masters, we encourage you to apply for our transdisciplinary Master of Philosophy.


  • Complete 1 semester of coursework in research skill development before undertaking a 12-month research program, culminating in a thesis of approximately 50,000 words.
  • Opportunities to enter the PhD program.
  • Complete in 2-3 semesters full-time or 4-6 semesters part-time.
QUT course code BS92
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 18 months full-time
3 years part-time
Start month 2017 & 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
Course contact
CRICOS code 054092M
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
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The Master of Business (Research) trains students in research methodology techniques and critical evaluation appropriate to their field of study through a specified program of research under academic supervision.

In addition, you are trained in analysing both the literature and debate in the substantive areas of the thesis topic at an advanced level. It may also provide an entry point to a PhD program.

Mid-year entry

Students wishing to enrol in July should contact the Research Studies Office in the QUT Business School for enrolment advice and course progression details.


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The Master of Business (Research) typically involves one semester (six months) of coursework in research skill development followed by a 12-month research program, which culminates in a thesis of approximately 50 000 words.

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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised Bachelor Honours Degree including a major relevant to the intended area of study; or

A completed recognised Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) including a major relevant to the intended area of study with a minimum Grade Point Average score of 5.0 (on QUT’s 7 point scale) and relevant professional and/ or research experience as determined by Faculty.

Proposed research projects are subject to supervisor availability and resources available within the faculty to support the proposed research topic.  Research proposals must be submitted with your application.

Faculty Research Contact


Telephone: +61 (7) 3138 1407

Level 7, Z Block, Room Z704
Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000

Postal address
Research Support Office - QUT Business School
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4001

Application Submission

You can submit an online application or hardcopy using the PR Form.  Hardcopy applications can be emailed to the QUT Business School HDR Admissions Officer at (  Applications must include all supporting documentations including your detailed research proposal.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: $25300 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2017: $24300 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP (subject to annual review)

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian government's Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic), as long as you complete your degree within the program's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTP.

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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How to apply for Master of Business (Research) (Accountancy)

You apply directly to QUT for all our research degrees.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Looked at our research areas
  2. Selected your degree
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked if you're eligible for a scholarship
  5. Agreed on a supervisor with your faculty
  6. Discussed your options and developed your topic
  7. Written your research proposal
  8. Gathered your supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Submit your application


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