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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Business & Management (Integrated)

Aim for a high-level career as a researcher or adviser in business, government or academia. Our integrated business PhD teaches you best-practice research methods before you begin a thesis in your chosen field.

Integrated PhD in Business & Management at VU
If you're a graduate without research experience, our integrated PhD offers a pathway to a doctoral degree in business and management. In your first year, you’ll receive intensive research training. On passing with a 70% average in coursework and a thesis, you’ll begin your own original research, completing your PhD in the standard four years.

You’ll choose your thesis topic from our research focus areas, benefiting from our expertise, support and industry contacts. You’ll learn to present your findings as a thesis, and through international and local presentations and publications.

VU offers world-class business and management research opportunities. Our research partners include:

World Health Organization
Department of State Development, Business and Innovation
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Campus Information

City Flinders

City Flinders Campus is a modern building in the centre of Melbourne’s busy central business district (CBD) You could be studying courses as diverse as osteopathy and business at this campus. It is opposite Melbourne’s grand Flinders Street Station, the Yarra River and the Southbank precinct. The campus is a perfect location for transport, shopping, food and cafes, or to hold a special event at our our Convention Centre.

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus is next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city. The campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of our degree and postgraduate courses, including in business, sport, youth and community work, science, engineering and education.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Following your PhD, you’ll be ready for a research career in business or the public sector, or to become an academic. These are usually high-level roles, and paid accordingly.

You’ll understand how to collect, analyse and present data and evidence. You’ll use this knowledge to make a new contribution to your field.

We offer industry connections to begin your career in these areas:

  • development
  • economics
  • education
  • environment
  • health
  • law
  • population growth
  • sustainability
  • tourism.

PSW Opportunity

  • 4 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree with thesis; 
    or
  • admissible bachelor degree Completed with a degree classification (as awarded on degree certificate) of first Division with Distinction (70%).

English Language Requirement

  • Achieved an IELTS (Academic Module) result with an overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6) or equivalent and completed a qualification at AQF level 8 or above, typically in a cognate discipline (including a qualification without minor thesis), with Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.

  • Course Code: 088580C
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 132400 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A