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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

3194

Abbreviated title

MPhil

CRICOS code

045341G

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinator

Professor Fang Lee Cooke

Contact details

Faculty Research Office: telephone + 61 3 9905 2483; email buseco-research.degrees@monash.edu.au

Admission and fees

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Course type

Master's by research

Standard duration

2 years FT, 4 years PT

The student's research master's project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within the standard duration of the degree, taking into consideration all elements, including any compulsory coursework required.

Mode and location

On-campus (Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia, Peninsula)

Award/s

Master of Philosophy

Description

Enrolment in a Master of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a contribution to the discipline in which the student is enrolled by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. Students are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their enrolment.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • extend knowledge, expertise and skill through the application of research to business problems and issues
  • gain experience in the design and implementation of research
  • develop the ability to carry out independent research
  • make a contribution to an existing body of knowledge by applying, clarifying or interpreting that knowledge.

Conditions of enrolment

Students are to refer to the Handbook for Research Master's DegreesHandbook for Research Master's Degrees (http://www.monash.edu/migr/research-degrees/handbook/masters) for all policies and procedures relating to their enrolment.

Structure

This course consists of a coursework component and a research and thesis component.

Requirements

Students must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(1.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the student's chosen discipline for a specified period and other related activities as indicated by the faculty

(2.) submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 35,000 words as outlined in the options below, on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished workconjointly published or unpublished work (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/examiners/publication/) may be permitted.

(3.) satisfactorily complete one of the programs of coursework study as outlined under 'Requirements by department, centre and school'

(4.) the coursework component is taken over the first two semesters before proceeding to the thesis component.

Requirements by department, centre and school

Department of Accounting

Students must complete the following coursework:

plus one unit from the following:

  • BEX6100 Advanced quantitative research methods
  • BEX6200 Advanced qualitative research methods.

Department of Banking and Finance

Students must complete the following coursework:

Department of Business Law and Taxation

Students must complete the following coursework:

  • BEX6990 Research strategies and methods in business law.

Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics

Students must complete the following coursework:

Department of Economics

Students must complete the following coursework:

ECC5850 Mathematical economic theory

  • BEX6650 Research topics in advanced microeconomics
  • BEX6660 Research topics in advanced macroeconomics
  • one econometrics and business statistics unit if they have not previously completed an equivalent unit at honours level

Department of Management

Students must complete the following coursework:

plus one unit from the following:

  • BEX6100 Advanced quantitative research methods
  • BEX6200 Advanced qualitative research methods.

Department of Marketing

Students must complete the following coursework:

  • BEX6300 Philosophy of research
  • BEX6100 Advanced quantitative research methods
  • BEX6200 Advanced qualitative research methods.

Centre for Health Economics

Students must complete the following coursework: One of:

Two of:

  • BEX5870 Advanced health economics
  • BEX6300 Philosophy of research
  • BEX6100 Advanced quantitative research methods
  • BEX6200 Advanced qualitative research methods.

School of Business, Malaysia

Students will be required to undertake the requirements of the relevant disciplines.

Progression to further studies

Transfer to PhD

Students may apply to upgrade to PhD candidature after a defined period (usually 9-12 months candidature, full-time or equivalent), provided that satisfactory progress has been made and certain conditions are met. Those students who want to upgrade from MPhil to PhD must achieve a mark of 70 per cent or higher in the compulsory coursework.