University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Master of Business (By Research)

University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

Pick an area of business you’d love to research and make a valuable contribution to knowledge in that area. You could even secure a great job from your research findings with an opportunity to apply them in the workplace.In this program you will refine research skills and learn how to apply them in a practical research project. You will pursue research related to business in the following areas: management and business; management, entrepreneurship and innovation; economics, finance and accounting; property economics and development; marketing; information technologies. You'll have your research supervised by supportive and dedicated academics and you'll use advanced research skills to investigate business problems and apply that research capability in your job.


As a candidate you are required to conduct research that can be written up as a scholarly thesis. A Higher Degree by Research (HDR) is a supervised research program that requires undertaking original research, resulting in a thesis, or a thesis and exegesis. During the Master by Research program, Master by Research candidates are required to achieve several milestones that relate to their research training.


  • Management and business
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Economics, finance and accounting
  • Property economics and development
  • Marketing
  • Information technologies

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to a research Master degree, an applicant must hold: (a) a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher on a seven point scale from a recognised higher education institution
  • Or (b) a Bachelor Honours degree (AQF Level 8) Class IIB from a recognised higher education institution
  • Or (c) a record of qualifications and/or professional research experience deemed to be equivalent to the standard of (a) or (b) as may be approved by the Research Degrees Committee, or the Chairperson acting on behalf of the Committee.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UniSC Caboolture International: $58,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
UniSC Fraser Coast International: $58,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
UniSC Gympie International: $58,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
UniSC Moreton Bay No
  • Full-time : 2 years
UniSC Online No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
UniSC Sunshine Coast International: $58,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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