Graduate research

PhD/MPhil Programs in Business


  • Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Project Management
  • Business Information Systems

Overview of Programs

The Research School of Management (RSM) offers two higher degree research programs:

Internationally respected supervisors will advise on research projects in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, Strategy, International Business, Marketing, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Social Issues in Management, and Information Systems. For more information on research supervision, please refer to the Research School of Management supervision page.

Our school’s research capabilities have been rated as “well above world standard” by Excellence in Research Australia (ERA). Our academic staff and former students have published their papers in such top journals as: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Operations Management, Marketing Science, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Production and Operations Management.  

Many of our research students have received recognition for outstanding PhD research (e.g., 3MT People’s Choice Award, Best PhD Proposal Award on Corporate Social Responsibility, ISBM Doctoral Support Award Competition Winner), best paper awards (e.g., Academy of Management, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy, and Australian Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conferences etc.), and published their papers in top journal publications.

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships and fee waivers to students to assist with the cost of their studies (please refer to ANU scholarships for more detailed information).  In addition, the Research School of Management supports PhD students’ research activities by offering a $5,500 research fund over the candidature, which can be used to attend academic conferences and for other PhD research related expenses.