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Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences

University of Melbourne

60 months
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45824 AUD/year
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About

The Doctoral program in Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Finance provides training in the conceptual principles and research techniques across the social, biological and mathematical sciences fields that analyse human decision-making and problem-solving in the context of risk and complexity at individual and market levels. 

Overview

Students will draw on experimental methods and conceptual principles to deliver solutions to key research questions relating to decision-making, risk and financial sciences.

The Doctoral program in Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences at the University of Melbourne is made up of a 2-year Master of Commerce coursework program followed by a 3-year PhD.

Generous scholarships (full fee waivers and a stipend of AUD$30,000 per year) are available for high-performing applicants through the University of Melbourne.

Top-up funding of AUD $10,000 available for research, experiments and conferences during the research phase of the program.

Training is provided by leading researchers from the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and the Melbourne School of Engineering. It includes two lab rotations in labs at the University of Melbourne or elsewhere.

Where will this take me?

The Melbourne Business School Doctoral program prepares graduates for research and teaching careers at top-ranked educational institutions and for careers where world-class research and advanced analytical skills are necessary.

Programme Structure

Key areas of study include:

  • Individual decision-making: Experimental investigation of the neurobiology of decision-making and learning (decision neuroscience), with a focus on decisions in the presence of risk (e.g., extreme events) and complexity (e.g., combinatorial problems); human-robot interaction in financial decision-making (e.g., robo-advisors).
  • Group decision-making: Experimental investigation of decision-making and learning in small groups.
  • Financial markets: Experimental investigation of decision-making in financial markets (experimental finance), e.g.: emerging intelligence through markets; dark markets; algorithmic trading; human-robot interaction in markets; combinatorial double-sided markets.
  • Development of software: online double-sided markets platform; app development with interactive games/tools needed to overcome cognitive biases.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be considered for entry, you must have completed:

  • a four-year bachelor degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% (80% for Economics) in the final year subjects or (University of Melbourne) equivalent, or
  • a masters degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent, or
  • a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent.
  • CRICOS Code: 056955G

Tuition Fee

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    45824 AUD/year
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  • National

    Free
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Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
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