48 months
38340 AUD/year
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The PhD in Business from University of Technology Sydney is a University-wide degree that involves an intense period of supervised study and research. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded to successful candidates who have made a distinct contribution to knowledge, whether by original investigation, review or criticism.   

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The UTS Business School PhD program recognises that certain core skills are critical to the successful completion of world-class research. The PhD program provides the opportunity for candidates to receive training in advanced disciplinary and cross-disciplinary methods which provide the basis on which candidates are able to build research capability. PhD students are supervised by a committee of three, with a chairperson normally located in the discipline most fundamental to the candidate's doctoral research. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, and PhD committees can include researchers from cognate or other disciplines beyond where the candidate is located. 

Candidates for the PhD in Business from University of Technology Sydney  are required to complete a thesis of between 50,000 and 70,000 words. Candidates may also be required to undertake some coursework in research methods and/or theoretical knowledge in the core fields of study. During their candidature, students' progress is monitored via assessments and regular progress reports.


Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, and academic positions.

Programme Structure


  • PhD Thesis: Management
  • PhD Thesis: Accounting
  • PhD Thesis: Marketing
  • PhD Thesis: Economics
  • PhD Thesis: Finance 
  • PhD Thesis: Health Economics
  • PhD Thesis: Business Analytics  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 058221G    

  • Applicants must have completed 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, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.
  • Previous qualifications must be in business or a related discipline. Each applicant is required, prior to application, to contact the Business School well ahead of the closing date for applications for a pre-assessment. Applicants are also required to submit a brief thesis proposal or statement of research interest with their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38340 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19170 AUD per semester during 48 months.
  • For this course, the cost per session is $19,170.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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