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Business Information Systems, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
In this Business Information Systems program from RMIT University you will develop advanced research skills that will prepare you for a career in academia and other settings in which systematic and critical analytical skills are required.
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Overview

This Business Information Systems program from RMIT University may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode.

You can specialise in:

  • digital economy
  • e-health
  • green IT
  • human-computer interaction
  • IT policy
  • knowledge management
  • mobile technologies
  • systems evaluation and modeling.

Career

Graduates will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, non-government organisations and corporations.

As a researcher, your mastery of the discipline evidenced through a substantial and rigorous research project and other contributions to your field of specific interest can make a real difference to society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Start date: Continuous 

    Scholarship deadlines

    • International - 29 February
    • Domestic - 30 April
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 3-4 years full-time
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      • 6-8 years part-time
      • Part-time option is only for domestic students.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

RMIT's Swanston Academic Building is the base for your business research career.

The building's features include:

  • interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and
  • other innovative spaces to support enterprise formation.
  • Formal learning areas interspersed with retail and social spaces and scenic outlooks over the city of Melbourne.
  • wireless connection to printers, the web and specialist learning resources
  • the School of Graduate Research office
  • 5 Star Green Star Rating for Australian Excellence in sustainable design

The result is a stimulating environment to encourage creative and intellectual activity among a variety of users.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

CRICOS number: 079798D

The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a distinction average in the final year; or
  • a master degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34560 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • If you are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen you may be eligible for a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place where your tuition costs are funded by the Commonwealth Government under the RTS and you have full exemption from tuition fees.

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.

Funding

 

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