Graduate research

The Research School of Management offers two higher degree research programs in Management. Our research programs consist of:

Internationally respected supervisors are available to advise on research projects in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, Strategy, International Business, Marketing, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, and Project Management. Information on potential supervisors is available here.

Many of our research students have achieved outstanding recognitions for various prizes (3MT People’s Choice Award, Best PhD Proposal Award on Corporate Social Responsibility, ISBM Doctoral Support Award Competition Winner), best paper awards (Academy of Management, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy, and Australian Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conferences), and top journal publications (Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business StudyLeadership Quarterly, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management).

RSM Coursework for research programs

Mandatory coursework

  1. MGMT8006 Management Research Methods (S1, intensive course – 6 weeks)
  2. MGMT8018 Qualitative Research Methods (S1, intensive course – 6 weeks)
  3. MMIB8003 Special Research Topic 1 (Business Research Seminar, S1)
  4. MGMT8019 Empirical Methods inf Management (S1, Computer Lab Seminar– 6 weeks)

(Note: Students without sufficient background in statistics may be required to take an additional prerequisite course before enrolment to any of these courses)

Elective coursework

Elective courses can be selected from the following list (master level courses):

  • MGMT8003 Organisational Behaviour (S1)
  • MGMT8022 Strategy Management (S1)
  • MGMT7001 Marketing (S1)
  • INFS8202 Industry Research Project (S1)
  • INFS8205 Information System Strategy and Management (S1)
  • MGMT7107 Managing Across Culture (S2)
  • MMIB8004 Special Research Topic 2 (S1 & S2)
  • Other courses approved by the supervisor and RSM HDR convenor


  1. Each PhD student is required to take all 4 mandatory courses and 2 elective courses.
  2. Each MPhil student is required to take 2 mandatory courses (among 4 mandatory courses approved by the supervisor) and 1 elective course.

Updated:   28 February 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director, Research School of Management / Page Contact:  College Web Team