Postgraduate Research (PhD)
UTS Business School is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and to knowledge that has real-world impact.
Led by our Associate Dean (Research and Development) Professor Michelle Baddeley, our researchers come from diverse backgrounds in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, business analytics and health economics. They are involved in both theoretical and applied research, in national and international contexts, and across the private, public and community sectors. They take a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach – bringing together skills and knowledge from diverse fields – to tackle the critical problems faced by businesses and other public and private organisations today.
UTS Business School’s PhD Program challenges candidates to identify critical issues and important research questions and to execute their research to deliver robust results. This view reflects our aim to train world-class researchers, who are equipped to conduct excellent research both now and into the future. Our aim is achieved by paying close attention to the skills which each individual PhD candidate needs and to foster innovative and cross-disciplinary thinking as a prerequisite to understanding the “big” issues faced by business and government.
The UTS Business School PhD comprises three stages
Stage 1 focuses on skills acquisition and development (including formal coursework)
Stage 2 continues this process into the development of a thesis topic as well as at least one other joint research project
Stage 3 is focused on completion of the thesis
All PhD candidates are supervised by a committee of at least three academics, with one of those often being from another discipline to the one in which the candidate is based.
Support for PhD students
UTS Business School provides excellent initiatives to support our PhD students throughout their candidature. Through the Business School PhD support program students have access to a broad range of activities and schemes that enrich the student experience and facilitate national and global partnerships for students and their supervisors. PhD students in the Business School have access to research support funding for research training activities relevant to undertaking their research project or development of their thesis such as direct costs associated with undertaking the research; research training activities relevant to undertaking the research project or development of the thesis; dissemination activities.
The Business School PhD support program fosters not only strong theoretical and problem solving skills but also skills that can lead to promising job prospects in academia, as well as rapidly growing industry sectors that require highly-trained professionals.
We consider applications that meet the following criteria:
- A UTS recognised master's by research, or
- Bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1), or
- An equivalent or higher qualification from approved universities, and
- Meet UTS English language requirements
Expression of interest
Before applying for a postgraduate research degree with UTS Business School, you should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to our UTS Business School Research Office.
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