• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Business (MBus)
  • Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Research (Business)

Flinders Business School offers a number of research degree options. Applicants are accepted subject to the entry criteria being met and to the availability of a supervisor within the School. Normally, entry to a PhD will require a H2A Honours or better, or a Coursework Masters with a DN average plus some research experience. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry to a PhD may be permitted to enrol in a Master of Business, or may elect to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Research (Business) or the Graduate Diploma in Research (Business) which is a six or 12 month program designed to develop research skills. For some applicants an amended Honours program may be a suitable research option. International applicants must also meet the University’s English Language Proficiency requirements.

See our: Current higher degree students

Supervision availability at Flinders Business School

At Flinders Business School (FBS) we seek to inspire and to respond to individual research aspirations. We offer a positive, low stress environment in which to undertake research.

We conduct research in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Economics, Taxation, International Business, Marketing, Management, E-Commerce and Human Resources.

The School is particularly interested in supervising dissertations in:


To be accepted into a Research Higher Degree, students need to submit a written proposal for their research for assessment by the School.  Once a student's research project has been accepted they can then apply for a scholarship and enrol through the Flinders system. For further information about undertaking a research higher degree in the Flinders Business School, please contact the Program Co-ordinator for Research Degrees, Dr Wee Ching Pok. Forms and further information on application procedures can be found on the University's Research Higher Degrees page.

For further information about Honours, contact the Honours Co-ordinator, Dr Yen Bui.


Many students complete a research higher degree with the assistance of a scholarship to cover their course fees and provide a weekly allowance.  Scholarships such as the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry), or the Flinders University Postgraduate Award are available to graduates with a good Honours degree or equivalent. Overseas students often apply successfully to the Endeavour Program, which provides scholarships for both Australian and overseas students.  Please contact the Scholarships Office for further information on funding for higher degree research, including the details of individual scholarship programs.

Research Higher Degree Handbook

Comprehensive information on all aspects of candidature within FBS are covered in our online Research Higher Degree Handbook.