Master of Research (Business)

Course summary

The Master of Research degree comprises research and research training, requiring students to complete 96 credit points of subjects. The first year comprises 48 credit points of research training and coursework while the second year comprises a 48 credit point thesis, which is assessed by two external examiners. Academic Units may award credit for the research training and coursework component and will determine the appropriate entry point.

The following specialisations are available in the Faculty of Business: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management and Operations; Marketing.

Course information

Study area

Business, Research

Campus

Innovation Campus

Course Code

479

Duration

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

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

091519D

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

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0).

The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Research, based on academic results and relevant experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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

  • contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Applicants who have completed the Bachelor of Research will be eligible for 48 credit points of specified credit.


Applicants who have completed alternative end on and embedded honours programs will be assessed on a case by case basis.

FEES

Year 1 – Students enrol in the Bachelor of Research and are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.


Year 2 – The course fee for the Master of Research will be fully paid by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset Scheme for up to 2 years (i.e. 4 full-time semesters or part-time equivalence).

* 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0).

The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Research, based on academic results and relevant experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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

  • contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.


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)

86

18

18

17

17

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.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Applicants who have completed the Bachelor of Research will be eligible for 48 credit points of specified credit.


Applicants who have completed alternative end on and embedded honours programs will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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)

$60,576 (2019)

Innovation Campus

On Campus

$15,144 (2020)

$60,576 (2020)

* 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 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 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 2018

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 5 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

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 1 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 1 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Autumn

Innovation Campus

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 14 February 2020. Late applications may be considered.

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 Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems and concepts and apply established theories to identified discipline areas.
2 Understand, in the context of an advanced body of knowledge, recent developments in an identified discipline area.
3 With creativity and initiative, plan a substantial piece of research using advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the identified discipline area.
4 Communicate effectively, to a range of audiences, coherent and sustained arguments to evaluate and justify the selected research question, research design and interpretation of research results.
5 Implement a substantial piece of research that shows mastery of, and the capacity for critical reflection on, the application of theoretical knowledge with a high level of personal autonomy, accountability and regards for conventions for research integrity, privacy and integrity issues.
6 Disseminate research outcomes to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

The Master of Research Curriculum map illustrates where course learning outcomes are taught, practiced and assessed within subjects in the program

Course Structure

The Master of Research degree comprises both research and research training, requiring students to complete 96 credit points of subjects, as specified in the chosen area of study. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6
RESH900 Fundamentals for HDR Writing 6
BUS 980 Business Research Proposal 6
BUS 996 Introduction to Research and Research Methods 12
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12
Plus a choice of 6 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below as approved by the Discipline Leader and Head of Postgraduate Studies. 
Year 2
RESH909 Master of Research Thesis: Full Time 24
RESH908 Master of Research Thesis: Part- time 12

Areas of Study

Accounting 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
ACCY901 Accounting Foundations for Professionals 6
ACCY902 Applied Financial Accounting 6
ACCY903 Theoretical Foundations of Accounting 6
ACCY918 Applied Management Accounting 6
ACCY936 Management and Information Systems 6
ACCY963 Professional Practice - Taxation 6

Economics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
ECON996 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 6
ECON997 Advanced Microeconomic Theory 6
ECON939 Quantitative Economic Analysis 6
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6

 Finance

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6
FIN 925 Banking Theory and Practice 6
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6
FIN 955 International Banking 6
FIN 957 Portfolio Simulation 6

Management and Operations

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
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
OPS 906 Information Systems for Project Management 6
OPS 908 Supply Chain Management 6
OPS 928 Logistics Systems 6
OPS 935 Project Management 6
OPS 938 Negotiation Theory and Practice for Project Management 6
OPS 950 Quality in Management 6

Marketing

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
MARK901 Digital Marketing 6
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

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Visit UOW's Research & Innovation website for information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths, scholarships and services. For specific information relating to research being undertaken within the Faculty of Business.