- 2019


Postgraduate research area

Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics


Professor Matthew Hall


Caulfield Malaysia

Malaysia - some units are taught via concurrent virtual mode.

This program provides doctoral (PhD) students with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline, as well as developing professional skills that will support their career ambitions.

Each student's research will be supported by the development of a range of skills that will help them to become more efficient researchers, ultimately improving the quality of the research and developing generic/transferable skills of value to prospective employers.

Offered by the Department of Accounting, Monash Business School and the School of Business (Malaysia).

Program requirements

All PhD students will be required to undertake compulsory training in the following areas:

  • Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
  • research Integrity (online)
  • faculty induction, including occupational health and safety (where required).

Coursework component

All PhD students must complete coursework units, normally prior to confirmation of their enrolment. In consultation with their supervisor/s, students choose from the following units appropriate to their thesis topic:

  • BEX6300 Philosophy of research
  • BEX6100 Advanced quantitative research methods or BEX6200 Advanced qualitative research methods
  • BEX6001 Foundations of accounting research*
  • BEX6002 Current issues in accounting research*

*Malaysian campus students will participate via concurrent video conference in the same seminars as the on campus students.

Students may also be directed or encouraged to attend and make presentations at various forums throughout their enrolment.

Relevant courses

0029 Doctor of Philosophy