Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (Business)

Course summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) is a four-year research degree which incorporates a traditional three-year PhD thesis with one year of coursework subjects, combining generic research training and discipline-specific content into a single degree.

The coursework, which is undertaken in the first year of the degree, comprises research training skills and individual coursework subjects. Research skills are tailored for each faculty, but typically include: research methodology; literature review, critical analysis, or laboratory projects; and advanced topics or a minor research project. The individual subjects are normally chosen from options within the Masters by Coursework degrees within the relevant faculty, thereby allowing students to obtain deeper content knowledge in a specific discipline area.

International students intending to become university researchers and teachers in their home country will benefit from exposure to Australian teaching methods through these subjects.

The research component is the same as for the three-year PhD program and leads to the production of a written thesis. The thesis, which involves a significant contribution to a field of knowledge, must be no longer than 100,000 words in length. Each PhD candidate has two supervisors.

In order to progress to the research component, PhD Integrated students must complete the first year with an average of 65%, including 65% in each research training skills subject. Students progressing to the research component will have developed their specific research topic before commencing the research component.

Visit Research and Innovation for more information regarding the course structure.

Course information

Study area

Business, Research

Campus

Innovation Campus

Course Code

210

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

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

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

094535B

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

4 year Undergraduate degree with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4. Coursework Masters with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4.

Applicants for the PhD Integrated are encouraged to contact the Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS) in their discipline area to obtain advice relating to potential research topics and supervisors. The HPS will also provide advice on the style and content needed for their research proposal. The HPS will also provide advice on the style and content needed for their research proposal. Applicants are not required to have a research component within a previous degree to be admitted to the degree.

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

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

4 year Undergraduate degree with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4. Coursework Masters with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4.

Applicants for the PhD Integrated are encouraged to contact the Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS) in their discipline area to obtain advice relating to potential research topics and supervisors. The HPS will also provide advice on the style and content needed for their research proposal. Applicants are not required to have a research component within a previous degree to be admitted to the degree.

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

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.

2018 Trimester 1

Innovation Campus

Session Commences
5 February 2018

Applications Close
1 December. Late applications may be considered.
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online.

Session Details
Enrolment and Orientation: 1 & 2 February (Wollongong)
Session: 5 February - 27 April 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) 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, synthesise 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(I) includes 48 credit points of coursework subjects. All students enrol in the core subjects listed in the table below. Students studying Economics will need to take additional core subjects, see the Economics schedule for details. The student’s supervisors, in consultation with the School Head of Postgraduate Studies, will recommend the appropriate elective subjects for students in all other disciplines. On successful completion of coursework subjects, students work with their supervisors to complete a research thesis (144 credit points). 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core Subjects
BUS 980Business Research Proposal6Autumn, Spring
BUS 996Introduction to Research and Research Methods12Spring


PhD(I) students who meet the progression requirements will then enrol in the following 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

 Accounting 

Choice of 30 credit points  of elective subjects as approved by the Discipline Leader and Head of Postgraduate Studies.

Economics

Economics students will have to complete three additional core subjects (18 credit points) and 2 elective subjects from the list below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Additional Core Subjects
ECON996Advanced Macroeconomic Theory6Autumn
ECON997Advanced Microeconomic Theory6Autumn
ECON939Quantitative Economic Analysis6Autumn
Elective Subjects
ECON936Graduate Macroeconomics6Not offered in this year.
ECON937Graduate Microeconomics6Not offered in this year.
ECON915Electronic Commerce and the Economics of Information6Not offered in this year
ECON940Statistics for Decision Making6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON941Advanced Topics in Economics - A6Not offered in this year
ECON942Advanced Topics in Economics-B6Not offered in this year
ECON943Advanced Topics in Economics - C6Not offered in this year
ECON944Smalls Firms and the Economy6Not offered in this year
ECON945Regional Development6Not offered in this year

Finance 

 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Choice of 30 credit points of elective subjects from the list below.
FIN 924Financial Statement Analysis For Business6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 925Banking Theory and Practice6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 927Entrepreneurial Finance6Not offered in this year
FIN 928Multinational Financial Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 955International Banking6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 957Portfolio Simulation6Trimester 1, Trimester 2

Management and Operations 

 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Choice of 30 credit points of elective subjects from the list below.
MGNT901Fundamentals of Management6Not offered in this year
MGNT908Human Resources Development6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT910Strategic Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT911Organisational Behaviour6Not offered in this year
MGNT915Management of Change6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT920Organisational Analysis6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT930Strategic Human Resource Management6Trimester 2
MGNT940Innovation and Entrepreneurship6Not offered in this year
MGNT941Small Business Management6Not offered in this year
MGNT949Performance Management6Trimester 2
MGNT963Management of Workplace Health and Safety6Trimester 1, Trimester 3
MGNT969Job Analysis, Recruitment and Selection6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT978Cross Cultural Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

Marketing 

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Choice of 30 credit points of elective subjects from the list below.
MARK901Digital Marketing6Trimester 3
MARK917Business to Business Marketing6Not offered in this year
MARK920Social Marketing6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK922Marketing Management6Not offered in this year
MARK935Marketing Strategy6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK936Consumer Behaviour6Trimester 2
MARK938Managing Services and Relationship Marketing6Not offered in this year
MARK940Marketing Communications6Trimester 1, Trimester 3
MARK956Creating and Marketing New Products6Not offered in this year
MARK957International Marketing Strategy6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK977Research For Marketing Decisions6Trimester 2
MARK980Strategic Brand Management6Not offered in this year
MARK995Tourism Marketing6Not offered in this year
MARK941Corporate Identity and Branding6Not offered in this year
MARK942Interactive Public Relations6Not offered in this year
MARK943Public Relations for Innovation and Change6Not offered in this year

International students may also be able to enrol in one or more of the following subjects with approval from the supervisor and the Head of Postgraduate studies of their school.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH901 Fundamentals for HDR Writing 0 Autumn / Spring
or
RESH900 Fundamentals for HDR Writing 6 Autumn / Spring

RESH901 or RESH900 Fundamentals for HDR Writing is designed for international students who are from a Non-English speaking background to help them with their thesis writing skills in the early stages of their degree.

GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice is also available to international students. For more information, visit the Workplace Integrated Learning website.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all subjects are offered at all locations, and subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the Subject Database by clicking the subject codes above.

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.