The Faculty of Business at Bond Univeristy offers a higher degree research Doctoral program that develops independent research skills and the ability to relate a specific research topic to a broad framework of knowledge. The PhD program places a major emphasis on independent inquiry (initiative), a thorough understanding of domain specific knowledge, competence in research methodologies and on the ability to communicate research results.
The Doctor of Philosophy program provides students with the research skills for academic careers in the university sector or for roles in research-intensive organisations information technology or related fields.
Bond's Faculty of Business currently offers the Doctor of Philosophy (I.T.) (PhD).
Doctoral candidates may be required to successfully complete at least three research methodology subjects, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, in the first year of candidature. A confirmation of candidature process occurs at the end of the first year of enrolment to evaluate progress and suitability to continue in the degree.
The dissertation should be a major, substantially original, theoretical or empirical study of an issue pertaining to the student’s major field of study. The School expects students to work closely with staff and be exposed to the research activities of the staff and other students. It would not be uncommon for the student and the supervisor to be co-authors in publications resulting from the student’s dissertation.
Applicants are normally required to have a minimum first or upper second class undergraduate honours degree (equal to at least a grade point average of 80%); Masters (Honours) degree; Masters by research degree; with major studies in a relevant subject area, and/or corresponding demonstration of research capacity.
Masters coursework degrees or MBA degrees do not normally satisfy academic requirements for direct entry into the doctoral program; however, a suitably completed thesis component may be considered.
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