This program is only available as a pathway to students applying for entry to a Higher Degree Research program (PhD or MPhil) who do not meet the direct entry requirements.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business, a student must:
Students who successfully complete courses in the Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Business with a minimum GPA of 5.0 without graduating will be able to transfer to the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business (4160). Students who graduate with the Graduate Certificate and seek admission to the Graduate Diploma will be required to complete 60 credit points in order to successfully complete the Graduate Diploma.
The Program Director will take the following criteria into consideration when assessing applications for admission:
evidence of the willingness of an appropriately qualified staff member to serve as a research supervisor.
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
You will be able to plan and conduct research in business and commerce and be well placed for positions in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. You will also be able to progress to a higher degree by research and pursue a high-level research career.
OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year