Doctor of Philosophy (Business)

Course summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an advanced postgraduate research degree that develops research skills and provides high achieving candidates with the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in their chosen discipline.

Under the guidance of a supervisory team, consisting of two supervisors, students will independently plan and execute a research project that will lead to the production of a substantial thesis.

Students completing the PhD will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in their chosen discipline. They will also be able to communicate this contribution to their peers and the community.

Information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths and scholarships can be found on UOW's Research & Innovation website.

Course information

Study area

Business, Research

Campus

Innovation Campus

Course Code

220

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

4 years (8 sessions) full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

087633C

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

An Honours Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline at Class II Division 2 or higher or appropriate Master of Philosophy with a strong thesis performance..

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Fees

2017 Information
Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,992
Full Course Fee: $111,936

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

2018 Information
Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,992
Full Course Fee: $111,936

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

An Honours Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline at Class II Division 2 or higher or appropriate Master of Philosophy with a strong thesis performance.

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,992
Full Course Fee: $111,936

Exempt for the normal time limit of the course.

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,992
Full Course Fee: $111,936

Exempt for the normal time limit of the course.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2017 Spring

Innovation Campus

Session Commences:
24 July 2017

Applications Close:
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time.

Session Details:
Orientation: 19 July 2017
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

2018 Autumn

Innovation Campus

Session Commences:
26 February 2018

Applications Close
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time.

Session Details
Orientation: 21 February (TBC)
Session: 26 February - 21 June

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Doctor of Philosophy will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate expert, specialised cognitive technical and research skills in a discipline area to independently and systematically generate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial scholarly contribution to a discipline.
  2. Critically reflect on, synthesis and evaluate a substantial and complex body of knowledge at the frontier of a discipline area.
  3. Communicate research findings, explaining and critiquing theoretical propositions, methodologies, results and conclusions to peers and to the community.
  4. Apply detailed knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to plan and execute original research with intellectual independence and with full autonomy, authoritative judgement, adaptability and responsibility for personal outputs. 

Course Structure

The coursework component of the PhD includes one core subject. All students enrol in the core subject listed in the table below. On successful completion of coursework subjects, students work with their supervisors to complete a substantial thesis (192 credit points). 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core Subject
BUS 981Business Research Proposal0Autumn, Spring


PhD students will also enroll in the Full-time or Part-time thesis subject.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
THES924 Thesis Full Time 24 Autumn, Spring
or
THES912 Thesis Part Time 12 Autumn, Spring

Research Areas

Areas of research available to candidates undertaking the PhD with the Faculty of Business are listed under each of the Faculty’s disciplines along with a list of academics in each discipline:

Accounting 

Economics 

Finance 

Management 

Marketing 

Operations 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW's Faculty of Business aims to inspire socially innovative commerce, linking business innovation across private, non-profit and government sectors for the collective wealth and wellbeing of our planet.

This principle is underpinned by an understanding of genuine corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, personal and business ethics, and human rights.

The Faculty has a strong reputation within Australia and overseas for the quality of its teaching and research, a reputation that is reflected in the business community's demand for our graduates.

Programs are designed to provide the analytical, strategic and leadership expertise needed in today's business world.