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Take your research skills to a whole new level

The aim of the Master of Business Research is to train you in high-level business research, for either academic or senior management purposes. You will undertake a significant piece of research in your area of interest, using your specialist knowledge and advanced research techniques to explore the resolution of a management problem. It is expected that the research you conduct over several years will make an important contribution to the development of new knowledge, community development and solutions for industry and government.

Career opportunities

The Master of Business Research will enhance your role in senior management, or prepare you for a career in academia. It is also a stepping stone to further research degrees, such as a PhD.

Coursework Courses:

  • BUS8401- Research Methodology 1
  • BUS8402- Research Methodology 2
  • BUS8403- Research Methodology 3
  • BUS8404- Research Methodology 4

Dissertation Courses1:

  • BUS8201- Masters Dissertation A
  • BUS8202- Masters Dissertation B
Pre-requisites3-year bachelor-appropriate degree in business, commerce or a related field from a recognised universityMinimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7.0 point scale in undergraduate degree, or a minimum 5.5 for the 2nd and 3rd years of the degreeApplicants intending to undertake a dissertation in information systems must have prior studies in information systems or computing.On application, candidates must be able to provide an outline of the dissertation topic they intend to pursueInternational how to applyApply online directly to USQInternational alternate pathways to university studyPathway programs are also available if you don’t meet the English entry requirements mentioned above. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 570 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Vice-Chancellor's International Postgraduate Scholarships: For outstanding international students intending to study a postgraduate degree full-time on-campus.

Australia Award Scholarships: Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government.

Bursary for Indigenous Psychology Students: For Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander future or current students studying Psychology.

Greenwood-Tomkys Fund Masters of Midwifery Scholarship: For Masters of Midwery students, benefiting from financial assistance.

USQ Women's Network Bursary: For a female student commencing or continuing any coursework program.


The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has forged a reputation as one of Australia's leading providers of on-campus and online (distance) education programs in Australia. With more than 75 percent of students studying via distance or online, our delivery of external education resources continues to lead the way.

At USQ we pride ourselves on the quality of our degrees. As a member of Universities Australia we are audited on our program development and structure to ensure that the degree you get is the one you expect.

Our degrees are not only flexible but are of a standard that you can rely on, with many of them accredited with professional bodies such as:

  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
  • Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB)
  • CPA Australia
  • Engineers Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • Queensland Nursing Council (QNC).

The University is also regulated by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) (PRV12081).

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