PhD Scholarships in Business Disciplines

Deakin University

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Deakin University is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide across the three major international university rankings, and in the top 50 universities under 50. Deakin has a 5-star QS rating, highlighting the quality of both our research and teaching.

Deakin Business School (DBS) is AACSB accredited and comprises six academic departments that are internationally well regarded. For example, Accounting ranks 133 (Brigham Young), Economics in the top 200 (RePEC & ARWU), Finance in the 51-75 band (ARWU), and our Management disciplines in the top 150 (QS). We produce research that contributes to theory, is methodologically rigorous, and which examines critical issues faced by business, government and society.


Deakin Business School is seeking applicants of the highest academic standards to participate in our PhD program. Successful applicants will receive rigorous coursework training, supervision from experienced academics, and a living allowance. Successful applicants will also be eligible to receive:

  • Funds to support research activities, including conference attendance
  • Funds to facilitate post-PhD placement in an academic institution
  • Funds to support international relocation
  • Publication incentives for publishing research in top academic journals
  • Access to Faculty research training workshops and seminars

Depending upon ability and performance in the program, students will also have the opportunity to teach into our undergraduate program and to undertake internships at leading companies.

PhD scholarships are currently available in all business disciplines:

  • Accounting in one of the following research specialisations:
    • Corporate governance
    • Auditing and assurance services
    • Financial and non-financial reporting
    • SMEs
  • Economics in one of the following research specialisations:
    • Economic theory
    • Game theory
    • Macroeconomics
    • Monetary economics
    • Political economy
    • Industrial organisation
    • Development economics
    • Applied economics/econometrics (labour, environment, health, trade)
  • Finance in one of the following research specialisations:
    • Asset pricing
    • Corporate finance
    • Behavioural finance
    • Funds management
    • Market microstructure
    • Risk management
    • Financial markets
    • Financial econometrics
  • Information Systems and Business Analytics in one of the following research specialisations:
    • Big data analytics
    • Visual analytics and deep learning for business applications
    • Business intelligence
    • Informatics in social and health contexts
    • Digital business transformation
    • Disruptive technology and innovation
    • Crowdsourcing
  • Management in one of the following research specialisations:
    • Job stress, employee wellbeing and workplace mental health
    • Employee voice and participation
    • Integration of refugees into the workplace
    • International business management and leadership
    • Sports management and marketing
    • Evaluating the socio-cultural impacts of arts and cultural activities
  • Marketing in one of the following research specialisations:
    • Social and transformative marketing
    • Consumer behaviour
    • Services marketing
    • Strategic marketing
    • Marketing communications


· Strong interest in creating new knowledge

· Ability to think creatively

· Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research in an Honours or Master-level program

· Excellent English communication skills

SALARY RANGE: Annual Stipend of AUD$26,682 tax exempt (2017 rate)

LOCATION: Melbourne Burwood Campus, Australia


CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2017


Please download and complete an Expression of Interest form. Submit the form to: by 30 September 2017.