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.

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Course information

Study area

Business, Research

Campus

Innovation Campus

Course Code

210

Duration

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

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

094535B

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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

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. 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

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Innovation Campus

On Campus

$15,144 (2019)

$121,152 (2019)

Exempt for the normal time limit of the course.

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. 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

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.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Innovation Campus

On Campus

$15,144 (2019)

$121,152 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



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 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: 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)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Spring

Innovation Campus

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time. However, applicants applying for an HDR course that includes coursework are not permitted to enrol after the commencement of second week of session.

2019 Trimester 1

Innovation Campus

Enrolment and Orientation: TBC
Session: 11 February - 3 May 2019

Applications Close
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time. However, applicants applying for an HDR course that includes coursework are not permitted to enrol after the commencement of second week of session.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills in a discipline area to plan and execute a substantial piece of research that makes a contribution to knowledge
2 Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate complex information, problems, concepts, and theories
3 Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions to peers and to the community
4 Apply advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to plan and execute a substantial piece of research with a high level of autonomy, accountability, adaptability and responsibility for personal outputs.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Curriculum map illustrates where course learning outcomes are taught, practiced and assessed within subjects in the program

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
Core Subjects
BUS 980 Business Research Proposal 6
BUS 996 Introduction to Research and Research Methods 12


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

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
THES924 Thesis Full Time 24
or
THES912 Thesis Part Time 12

 

Higher Degree Research Subjects

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core Subjects
BUS 996 Introduction to Research and Research Methods 12
BUS 997 Literature Review 12
BUS 993 Applied Data Analysis 12

 

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
Additional Core Subjects
ECON996 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 6
ECON997 Advanced Microeconomic Theory 6
Elective Subjects
ECON939 Quantitative Economic Analysis 6
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6

Finance

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Choice of 30 credit points of elective subjects from the Higher Degree Research Subjects or list below.
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6
FIN 925 Banking Theory and Practice 6
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6
FIN 957 Portfolio Simulation 6

Management and Operations

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Choice of 30 credit points of elective subjects from the Higher Degree Research Subjects or list below.
MGNT908 Human Resources Development 6
MGNT910 Strategic Management 6
MGNT915 Management of Change 6
MGNT920 Organisational Analysis 6
MGNT930 Strategic Human Resource Management 6
MGNT949 Performance Management 6
MGNT963 Management of Workplace Health and Safety 6
MGNT969 Job Analysis, Recruitment and Selection 6
MGNT978 Cross Cultural Management 6

Marketing

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points
Choice of 30 credit points of elective subjects from the Higher Degree Research subjects or list below.
MARK920 Social Marketing 6
MARK935 Marketing Strategy 6
MARK936 Consumer Behaviour 6
MARK940 Marketing Communications 6
MARK956 Creating and Marketing New Products 6
MARK957 International Marketing Strategy 6
MARK977 Research For Marketing Decisions 6

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.