University of Technology Sydney

C03069v1 Master of Business (Research)

Award(s): Master of Business (Research) (MBus(Res))
CRICOS code: 109388C
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Masters of Business (Research) is offered as a stand-alone degree and in conjunction with a PhD in Business. The degree develops student research capability and advanced knowledge in preparation to make a significant contribution of knowledge through original investigation.

Research capability is developed through intense instruction, study, and supervision. Skills and knowledge acquired in the chosen area of study are utilized in original research developed with academic supervision, culminating in a master’s thesis.

This degree provides the experience and expert knowledge to approach PhD studies and a research career confidently.

Course aims

The Master of Business (Research) provides students with advanced research skills and exposes them to the latest innovations in theoretical and empirical business research.

Career options

The Master of Business (Research) holders possess the experience and expert knowledge to pursue a research or management-level position in government and industry. The degree also develops research capabilities essential for the conduct of PhD level research for those interested in further developing research expertise for application in government or industry or in a career in academia.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Demonstrate and apply expert knowledge and underpinnings of business research to examine theoretical and/or empirical issues in business
1.2 Critically evaluate exiting knowledge and apply creative thinking to research issues in business
2.1 Convey knowledge and ideas cogently in high quality written form and oral presentations appropriate for academic and/or professional audiences
3.1 Know the ethical issues raised by business research and apply the principles of equity, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability as well as Indigenous values to research and professional practice in business
4.1 Apply technical and professional skills necessary to plan and execute a piece of scholarship

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

Each applicant is required, prior to application, to complete an expression-of-interest application with the Business School.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58; or C1A/C2P: 185-190 with a writing score 176.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the UTS Business School Inherent Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in a minimum of two years of full-time study.

Course structure

Students must complete 96 credit points comprised of roughly 1/3 each in expert discipline knowledge, research training, and a thesis. The exact breakdown depends on the discipline area. Required core subjects develop a foundation of advanced knowledge and research capabilities. Students will additionally choose from a range of electives subjects specific to their needs and research interests.

Course completion requirements

CBK92167 Research Stream choice 

Course program

The course comprises a total of 96 credit points.

Articulation with UTS courses

The degree may be taken as part of an articulated MRes+PhD. Students enrolled as articulating students will articulate into the PhD subject to satisfactory performance in the degree.

Other information

Further information is available from the Business Research Office:

telephone +61 2 9514 3691
email BusinessHDR@uts.edu.au

Postgraduate Research (PhD)