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Business Research, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #214 (QS) Online
The Business Research program from University of Newcastle is designed for talented professionals from all sectors, including academics and professionals in Higher Education, interested in pursuing a professional doctorate or a PhD who have no prior experience in conducting academic research. 


The Business Research program from University of Newcastle is a pathway to the Doctor of Business Administration. Successful completion of the Master of Business Research may also be recognised as a pathway to a PhD at the University of Newcastle or other Universities.

To be considered for admission to the Master of Business Research program, applicants must provide q written proposal outlining their intended area of research and a preliminary plan for undertaking the research. 

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Effective advanced written skills to communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Effective skills to work independently and/or in collaboration with others
  • Critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills for business research
  • Advanced knowledge of the theory and methods of business research in a scholarly and/or professional context.
  • Proficiency in the utilisation of information and technology in research
  • An advanced understanding of ethical issues

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Business Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Entry into the Master of Business Research is available to students who have:

  • an approved AQF level 9 Masters (coursework or research) degree or equivalent with minimum GPA of 5.25 plus a minimum of five years professional experience in a related field of work;
Additional Requirements
  • a written research outline to be submitted with application;
  • English proficiency requirement of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent as per University policy;
The following may be required:
  • A supervised assessment of comprehension and writing skills, if deemed necessary by theFaculty; and
  • possible interview, if deemed necessary by the Faculty.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36690 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36690 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    32025 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32025 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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