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What will I learn?

Take your business-oriented research to the highest level

The Doctor of Business Administration is a high-level, business-oriented doctoral research program. If you are a business professional and already have a Masters degree such as a Master of Business Administration degree, the Doctor of Business Administration will extend and develop your theoretical and empirical understanding to enable you to identify and resolve business challenges in both the private and public sectors.

Career outcomes

With your doctorate you can pursue a career as an academic, consultant or manager in a diverse range of industries worldwide.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

077414G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,240.00 (16,35,479) per year
Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,240.00 (16,35,479) per year
Start date

11 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have one of the following: an Australian university Bachelor honours degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A) or equivalent, or an Australian university Masters degree (with a significant research component) or equivalent, or other qualifications and/or experiences equivalent to First Class or Second Class Honours (Division A). English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) score of 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/ C1 Advanced or Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

For international students

  • An Australian university coursework Masters degree or equivalent
  • 5 years full-time equivalent work experience, including at least 2 years full-time equivalent work experience in a managerial position
  • Submission of a satisfactory preliminary research proposal, as determined by the Higher Degrees Review and Admissions Committee

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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