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Master of Business Research

CRICOS 089731G
Program Overview

The Master of Business Research is designed to provide students with an advanced level of specialised knowledge and skills for research in the management and commerce (business) disciplines, with emphasis on recent and ongoing developments in this field.

The course will equip graduates with advanced knowledge of a wide range of theoretical and empirical research methods, and will enable them to make their own contribution to the body of knowledge by completing an independent research project.

This course is a specialised program for students who are interested in a research career and employment opportunities existing in higher education institutions or with commercial research employers. It also provides a pathway to a higher learning as an admission requirement for a doctoral degree.

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates
Entry Requirements

An Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent or from a recognised tertiary institution with an average of at least "Distinction" grade (75%).

Applicants with a minimum average "Credit" grade (65%) may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Business Research with subsequent progression to the master's degree if successful.

Applications must be accompanied by a 2,000 word proposal, which should outline the main focus of the applicant's research interest, a commentary on important and recent literature in this area, and a discussion of why this is an important area of research. All proposals must acknowledge sources correctly. Proposals may be checked using a plagiarism checking system.

English Language Requirements Please refer to English Language Requirements
Credit arrangement Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details. 
Course Structure

In this coursework component, students develop their capacity to conduct rigorous independent research. They also undertake advanced coursework that integrates conceptual and practical issues within the business discipline as well as, by guided independent study, the narrower discipline of their research. 

Core Units (6 Credit Points per Unit)
 TRES6010 Research Design and Proposal 
 TRES6020 Theory and Literature Review
 TRES6030 Quantitative Research Methods
 TRES6040 Qualitative Research Methods
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In the research project, students complete independent research into an applied or theoretical issue in their selected area of interest. The selected topic is subject to approval by the Higher Degree Research Committee. (24 Credit Points per Unit)
 TRES6500 Research Project - Commencement and Proposal Defence
 TRES6600 Research Project - Masters Dissertation (1)
 TRES6700 Research Project - Masters Dissertation (2)
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Pathway to employment

The average salary for an employee in the Business Research, Analysis, and Advisory Services industry in 2015, according to PayScale, is between $52,381 and $117,000.

Further Study Upon completion of the Master of Business Research, students may apply to progress to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with credit for research coursework subjects previously completed.