Doctor of Philosophy

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  • Objectives
    This doctoral course is offered in the fields of Accounting, Finance and Economics. A research program which culminates in the submission of a thesis. The course consists of the preparation of a research proposal, the conduct of research, the preparation of a thesis, and participation in seminars and conferences.
  • Entry requirements
    The minimum admission requirement is a master degree or an honours degree (First Class or Second Class, Division A) or the equivalent in a relevant field from a recognised university.
  • Academic title
    Doctor of Philosophy
  • Course description
    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    CRICOS 034449G

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The Doctor of Philosophy program comprises a study program of two to three years full-time, or four to six years part-time involving research culminating in the submission of a thesis which makes a significant and original contribution to the area of study. Candidates are expected to participate in seminars and workshops on topics of research and related study areas. A panel of supervisors will oversee the development and progress of the student's research.

    A prime requirement is that a Doctor of Philosophy must make a substantial contribuiton to knowledge in a designated field of study. It should show how theory is extended or tested to provide new knowledge. The research methods can be either quantitative or qualitative. The thesis should consist of 75,000-100,000 words. An adapted version of the Doctor of Philosophy thesis should be of a standard that could be suitable for publication in a reputable journal.

    Student in the doctoral program are required to make satisfactory progress in each semester for thesis preparation units. Students who do not make satisfactory progress will not be eligle to remain in the course.


    Each semester students enrol into thesis unit: AFE7200 at 50 or 100% of the full-time enrolment.

    Students are required to continue re-enrolling in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination. Doctoral candidates will normally complete no less than two years and no more than four years of full-time equivalent study by the time their thesis is submitted for examination.

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