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Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #31 (WUR) Melbourne, Australia
Taught by the Department of Management and Marketing, the Doctoral Program in Management at the University of Melbourne provides outstanding research training for the world’s most ambitious minds. 
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Challenge yourself through a program that broadens your skillset and advances your research career prospects in academia or within research and development teams in industry and the public sector.

The Management program at 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.

The Doctoral Program in Management at the University of Melbourne combines rigorous research training and substantial opportunity to work on independent research projects with world renowned academics. 

This research training and activity will provide you with the skills and knowledge to address meaningful problems facing consumers, employees, managers, organisations, industries and communities.

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 required.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Semester 2 intake only 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 60 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Fields of Research

  • Business data analytics
  • Business ethics
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Diversity
  • Employee / industrial relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resource management
  • Indigenous business and leadership development
  • Innovation management
  • International business
  • Leadership
  • Management science and decision analysis
  • Managerial psychology
  • Operations management
  • Operations strategy
  • Organisation studies
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Project management
  • Strategic management
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainability
  • Technology management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 056955G | 098522G

Applicants are required to complete the online University of Melbourne Application form and attach:

  • Evidence of completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree with a major in management, marketing or a cognate background with a University of Melbourne equivalent weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%).; and
  • A personal statement 
  • A curriculum vitae 
  • Two referee reports
  • A recent Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test score.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45824 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45824 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    34816 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34816 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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