24 months
41250 AUD/year
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This Business By Research degree offered at Edith Cowan University is designed to provide advanced, research-based studies in theoretical and applied areas of business.  


Students may choose from the following disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Event Management, Finance, Hospitality Management, Leisure Science, Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Planning, Recreation Management, Sport Management or Tourism Management.

This Business By Research degree offered at Edith Cowan University course aims to extend understandings of knowledge in the discipline area alongside knowledge of research methods in business. 

Students will undertake a significant independent research investigation resulting in a thesis that will have relevance to business.

Course Learning Outcomes  

  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to research activities by conceptualising, investigating and addressing a research problem in business.
  • Initiate, create, plan and execute a substantial piece of business research in collaboration with a supervision team.
  • Interpret and transmit complex information, concepts, theories and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Justify research aims, methodologies and results, considering the ethical and social consequences.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of global knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery in a field of business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Business and Law
  • Advanced Research Methods in Business and Law
  • Thesis Preparation 
  • Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 099205B  

  • The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.
  • All applicants are required to have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 percent or higher in a Bachelor degree in Business.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41250 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Joondalup

1400 - 2500 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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