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What will I learn?

Help shape the future of business.

Pick an area of business you really want to research and make a valuable contribution to knowledge in that area. You can even get a great job from your research findings with an opportunity to apply them in the workplace.

This program teaches you how to refine your research skills and how to apply them in a practical research project. Your research is closely supervised by highly supportive and dedicated USC teachers.

Use your advanced research skills to investigate business problems and skilfully apply that research capability in your job. The program enhances your critical thinking and problem solving capabilities.

Research areas

USC supports research related to business in the following areas:

  • Management and business
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Economics, finance and accounting
  • Property economics and development
  • Marketing
  • Information technologies

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

As a candidate you are required to conduct research that can be written up as a scholarly thesis.

You must demonstrate research competency and the ability to make a significant and original contribution to the body of knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation.

You must clearly articulate in your research outline, the topic, background, rationale, research question, aim and objectives, methodology, research methods and techniques, and timeframe.

Your research outline is to include a literature review that relates to the research question and objectives.

The results of your research activities should be presented succinctly and accurately and as necessary could be supported by more detailed annexures.

Your syntheses analysis and discussion must clearly focus on the research question and the objectives of the work.

Conclusions and recommendations must be drawn from your analysis and discussion and reflect the attainment of the aim and the way in which the research question is addressed.

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Creative Industries

CRICOS

065370C

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,68,415) per year
ESTIMATED TOTAL TUITION FEE: AUD $58,000

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

23 September 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive,

SIPPY DOWNS,

Queensland,

4556, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,68,415) per year
ESTIMATED TOTAL TUITION FEE: AUD $58,000

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

23 September 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

USC Gympie Campus

71 Cartwright Road,

GYMPIE,

Queensland,

4570, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution. Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered. IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to Master of Business by Research candidature, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution.

Applicants who have completed a bachelor degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered.

In exceptional cases, applications may be considered on the basis of other evidence of general and professional qualifications as approved by the Research Degrees Committee.

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion.

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

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About University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast is a top-rated university which offers students excellent learning facilities in a stimulating learning environment.

  • Modern university with award-winning facilities
  • 5-star rating for Teaching Quality 16 years in a row
  • 1st in Queensland for Global Impact Rankings
  • Ground-breaking research undertaken on relevant topics