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Find out from Monique Longhorn, Einsny Phionesgo and John Somerset about the Master of Business (Research) (Accountancy) program at QUT and why you should consider getting a research degree.
By enrolling in a Masters research degree, you will refine and develop your ability to undertake research and enhance your critical thinking skills. You may also have the opportunity to contribute to knowledge in your chosen discipline or acquire skills in understanding and applying the latest research when making business decisions.
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.
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.
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.
Applicants are asked to nominate a supervisor and topic when submitting a formal application. An application is likely to be more successful where a supervisor and topic are well matched.
Applicants should ensure that there is a genuine fit with the potential supervisor's research interests by looking at the interests of the researchers within the relevant school as described on the QUT Business School website. The Research Coordinator within each school can also assist with this process.
This contact should include a transcript of academic records, the topic area which you wish to study, the school in which you wish to undertake your research, and if known, the name of a potential supervisor. The HDR Admissions Officer may ask you for further information to assist with your enquiry. The information will be passed onto the nominated (or relevant) school or supervisor.
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Research Support Office - QUT Business School
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4001
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 (email@example.com). Applications must include all supporting documentations including your detailed research proposal.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are automatically covered by the Australian government's Research Training Scheme (RTS), as long as you complete your degree within the scheme's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTS.
2016: $11,800 per Study Period (full-time) if you exceed the maximum time under RTS.
(subject to annual review)
2015: $11,400 per Study Period (full-time) if you exceed the maximum time under the RTS.
(subject to annual review)
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