The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
Mode of delivery



1 years part-time up to 4 years maximum.

UON program code: 40008

Study Business Research

The Master of Business Research (MBR) aims to advance your research knowledge and skills in Business, Commerce and Management, enabling you to be at the forefront of the latest innovations, developments and opportunities in these fields.

The program is designed for talented mid-career professionals, including academics and professionals in Higher Education, interested in pursuing doctoral studies outside of a traditional PhD, or seeking a pathway into PhD studies.

Why study with us?

What you will study

Through the development of critical, analytical and technological capabilities, you will be able to apply the theory and methods of business research to ethically research, analyse and evaluate complex data sets. You will develop communication skills that facilitate the effective dissemination of research outputs and outcomes across academic and professional audiences.

The MBR program comprises four 20 unit core courses, a total of 80 units, to be undertaken over four Trimesters. Students must complete all of the core courses to qualify for the degree.

The sequential design of the program assists you to build on your research skills from the foundational knowledge to a research proposal.

The courses in sequence are as follows:

  • GSBR6101 Foundations of Business Research - 20 units
  • GSBR6102 Literature Review - 20 units
  • GSBR6103 Research Methods - 20 units
  • GSBR6104 Research Proposal - 20 units

Career opportunities

This Master of Business Research provides graduates with the expertise to establish and develop a successful career in research, within the higher education sector in academia or through enhancing the commercial performance of Industry, organisations or the public sector.

Successful completion of the Master of Business Research (with a GPA of 5.25) provides direct entry to the DBA and may be recognised as an entry to a PhD at the University of Newcastle or other universities.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.