Research Degrees

Develop and contribute to how we understand critical issues in business and the economy. UNSW Business School has international recognition for world-class research, and our research degrees are an opportunity to expand knowledge in your chosen field.

Where great minds do business research

Four year Business Doctoral Program with two years of advanced research coursework

Year 1

3 common core courses (1 per term) covering qualitative and quantitative research methods, and key research skills.

Year 2

Continued specialised coursework. Identification of thesis topic

Years 3 & 4

Original research leading to completion of a thesis

cutting-edge research
Conduct cutting-edge research
strong cohort effect
Strong cohort effect
Full tuition waivers
Develop your teaching
Professional development opportunities
Boost your future research career
Boost your future research career
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Highly ranked
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As a PhD student in the new UNSW Business School Doctoral Program, you will be inspired to think profoundly and develop independent cutting-edge research.

Our program has been designed to equip graduate research students with the rigorous skills required for a successful career in the world’s elite institutions and research centres - enabling you to identify, analyse and critically address complex problems.

And your exciting work, under the guidance of world-class academic experts, will ultimately make a valuable impact on future research and practices in your chosen field.

The four-year Doctoral Program features two successive years of advanced coursework, providing an impressive breadth and depth of business research knowledge across a range of topics.

Scholarships and full tuition waivers for both Australian and international students are available and during your candidature there will be funding support to present your research in international conferences.

Australian students can complete this PhD program part-time. However, we strongly recommend full-time study.

We look forward to welcoming you into a high-achieving cohort of inquisitive students who are encouraged to exchange and debate ideas.

Now click on your specialised area of research below for more details of the PhD Stream in your field of interest.

Read more about UNSW Business School PhD students who have turned their passion into a career.