Cutting-edge research meets comprehensive business skills.
Explore your passion for research and prepare for a broad range of careers through comprehensive business and leadership skills. Undertaking this unique PhD and MBA program will prepare you for leadership roles in industry, not-for-profit organisations and government. In your PhD, you will conduct cutting edge research in any of the areas available at Flinders University. In the MBA Future Business program, you will cover topics such as strategy, leadership, finance, innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and industries 4.0 and 5.0. With extensive research and technical skills, industry insight and future-focused topics, you will acquire and develop the skills and connections to hit the ground running in your career wherever it may take you.
January - March
May - July
Annual indicative fees (2023):
MBA: $42,825 (Alumni pricing after PhD completion).
PhD: Domestic student tuition covered by a RTP Fee Offset.
PhD research areas:
The MBA Future Business prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities in areas including consulting, strategy, government and not-for-profit organisations.
A PhD will position you as an expert in your area of specialisation and is a stepping stone to professional research or as a highly sought-after expert in the private or public sector in Australia or internationally.
This PhD and MBA program is available in all research areas offered at Flinders, from engineering to the life sciences, the physical sciences, the humanities and the social sciences.
The Doctor of Philosophy component involves a time-based research project, where you will undertake supervised research culminating in submission of your thesis.
The Master of Business (MBA) Future Business component contains 12 core topics, and you can choose an industry placement or entrepreneurship program instead of one core topic.
You will enrol in the PhD degree and MBA degree individually and begin both degrees at the same time in one of three yearly intakes:
If you are a full-time student, your program of study includes one MBA topic in each calendar of your PhD, selected from the following three topics:
These topics will not interfere with your PhD milestones and an industry internship. After submitting your PhD, in the fourth year you will complete the remainder of the MBA topics:
If you are part-time student, please contact us for more information. Please consult the course rules that apply for the individual degrees, and have a look at the frequently asked questions (FAQs).
PhD + one MBA topic
PhD + one MBA topic
PhD + one MBA topic
Nine MBA topics
Our research supervisors and academic staff are leaders in their field in both Australia and overseas. Our academic staff draw on their extensive knowledge and networks to help you deliver valuable research outcomes.
Angie Shafei, MD DBA, is an interdisciplinary Associate Professor, Clinical Pathologist, Pracademic, Health Management Consultant and Researcher. Her main interests are innovation and transformation in health.
Angie has more than two decades of experience in the medical, education, quality and accreditation sectors in Australia, North Africa and the Gulf. She is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and Co-founder of InnovateInn, a Technology start-up specializing in Medtech and AgriTech.
She is a research commercialization expert with hands-on experience in Health Transformation, who uses her unique interdisciplinary expertise to engage in translational research and has published in peer-reviewed publications in ConsumerX, mHealth, Telehealth and patient-centred service delivery models.
Afshin’s main areas of interest include social marketing, digital marketing, gamification, and services marketing. His work mainly focuses on understanding how digital technologies - and specifically, gamification - can be used to bring about positive outcomes for individuals and society.
Afshin has developed gamification services in domains such as mental wellbeing promotion and alcohol consumption reduction.
He has also developed several educational game-based programs in areas such as digital marketing, sustainability, and business ethics, and has experience working in different industries such as publishing, automotive and pharmaceuticals in different sales and marketing roles.
To be eligible for this PhD-MBA program you must meet the requirements below for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) component. Entry to the MBA component is then automatic. In your PhD application, select to enrol in the PhD-MBA program. Tick the box, and you're all set!
Doctor of Philosophy Component:
To be accepted for enrolment in the Doctor of Philosophy component, an applicant must have at least one of the following Australian qualifications (which must include studies relevant to the proposed field of research), or the equivalent qualification as approved by the relevant authorised delegate:
Applicants must also satisfy the University that they are reasonably likely to be able to complete the requirements of the award within the maximum duration.
Exceptions can be approved in accordance with the Higher Degrees by Research Policy.
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