The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1.5 years part-time up to 4 years maximum.

Location

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
Duration

1.5 years part-time up to 4 years maximum.

Mode of delivery

Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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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 has been designed for talented professionals, including academics and professionals in Higher Education, who are interested in pursuing professional doctorates in management, or seeking a pathway into PhD studies, but with no prior research experience. The MBR is also suitable for business professionals who wish to study business research and apply advanced research methods in their organisations.

Why study with us?

Master of Business Research professional student

World top 200 ? for business and economics
Top 8 in Australia ? for business administration
World top 150 ? for business administration
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World top 200 ? for business and economics
Top 8 in Australia ? for business administration
World top 150 ? for business administration

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 award of the degree. The sequential design of the program assists you in building your research skills from foundational knowledge through to a research proposal.

The MBR courses in sequence are as follows:

  • GSBR6101 Foundations of Business Research - Foundations of Business Research introduces students to research in business and the social sciences by providing an overview of the key principles and concepts used in business research. It facilitates students in defining and refining their research topic, in preparation for the subsequent MBR courses, as well as supporting the development of the practical skills necessary for effective research organisation and writing.
  • GSBR6102 Literature Review - The Literature Review course prepares students to write a critical review of the literature. This requires the identification and justification of a major research problem and question. Completion of this course will result in the completion of a draft literature review.
  • GSBR6103 Research Methods - Research Methods examines theoretical and practical aspects of both quantitative and qualitative methods in business research. It is intended to equip students with the research skills necessary to examine their research problem and analyse/answer their research question. On completion of the Research Methods course, students will have drafted a research methods paper proposing their preferred research design, method and analysis related to their selected research project.
  • GSBR6104 Research Proposal - The Research Proposal course enables students to combine learning from the previous three courses to prepare their research proposal. The proposal will incorporate a well-defined and justified research topic. It will be feasible, grounded in relevant literature and able to be implemented through an appropriate research design that incorporates effective research methods to answer the defined research questions. While completing this course, students will also develop an ethics application, based on their proposal, gaining an understanding of the skills required to manage their research

Career opportunities

This Master of Business Research provides graduates with the expertise to establish and/or develop their career in research, including 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.

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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.