PhD (Business) 哲學博士 (商業)

About the University

Founded in 1989, Charles Sturt University (澳洲 查爾斯特大學, CSU) is the 8th largest Australian public university, offering over 300 programs with range from PhD, DBA, Master and Bachelor degrees.

CSU offers programs through 5 main campuses in the New South Wales region (Alburby-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga); study centers located on Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Online, to provide convenient access to students.

CSU is one of the most experienced providers of online education in Australia.  Every year, more than 25,000 students around the world study through CSU world-class online education program.

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Accreditation Status

Charles Sturt University is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), an Australia’s independent national regulator of the higher education sector.


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Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China – Accreditation Information
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– CSU is a Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
– CSU is a 3 Star AEN rated University

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About the Program

Establish yourself as an expert in your field.

CSU’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD 哲學博士學位) gives you the opportunity to make an original and significant contribution to knowledge in your chosen discipline.

As the highest level of qualification available, your PhD could pave the way for a rewarding career in research or academia anywhere in the world.

Course highlights

The Doctor of Philosophy allows you to conduct a detailed research investigation in an area of interest and present your findings in a thesis.

  • Build your research expertise : You will design and implement a high-quality original research project of significance to your discipline. Through this process, you will develop a thorough knowledge of scholarly debate in your field and the capacity to critically analyse and constructively contribute to that debate.
  • Join the CSU research community : As a PhD candidate, you will be admitted into a dynamic community of scholars who are dedicated researchers in disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of research. You will complete your doctorate under the guidance of experienced academics who are experts in your discipline.
  • Choose a study option to suit you : CSU’s Doctor of Philosophy has been designed with flexibility in mind. You can choose from full-time, part-time, on-campus and online study options, and applications for admission are considered at any time throughout the year.

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Duration and Enrolment Pattern

Full-time:  3 years (6 sessions)
Part-time: 6 years (12 sessions)



As a HDR candidate, CSU recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals.
  • Research Office: the central point of contact for researchers and supervisors
  • Research Support Services: support candidates across their research endeavours and careers
  • Academic and personal support

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of your PhD heralds your admission into a community of scholars and paves the way for a rewarding academic career.

As a specialist in your discipline, you could also work in research or policy role.  Alternatively, you could take up leadership or management roles in Australia or internationally.

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Entry Requirements

The Research Committee of the University holds the delegated authority to approve admission to a research higher degree programs.

Basis of Approval for Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy

The Research Committee shall base its decision on admission to a proposed Doctor of Philosophy candidature upon the following evidence, that:

  • the proposed program of study and research is at a level appropriate to the degree being sought;
  • the proposed area of research falls within an approved University field of research for admission to a higher degree by research;
  • the proposed supervisors are sufficiently expert in the area of research, and have the time and commitment to be able to provide appropriate supervision, and that adequate physical resources are available;
  • the applicant has the appropriate background and ability to undertake the proposed course (refer also to Entry Qualifications, below); and
  • the applicant has given the necessary commitment to work regularly on the approved program of study and research and maintain regular contact with the supervisor(s).
Entry Qualifications for Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The entry qualifications required for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy program are:

  • qualified for the award of a Master by Research at an acceptable level; or
  • an appropriate Bachelor degree with class 1 or class 2(i) honours from another Australian university or an equivalent overseas tertiary institution, taken over a minimum of four years (full-time equivalent); or
  • qualified for entry into a Charles Sturt University Master by Research program and duly enrolled and shown exceptional ability in the conduct of a research project which is clearly capable of being extended to a doctoral level; or
  • qualified for the award of a coursework Master’s degree with a research component. It is normally expected that a grade equivalent to the appropriate class of Honours will have been obtained; or
  • some other appropriate combination of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (such as relevant graduate diplomas) and research experience that demonstrate capacity to undertake research at a Doctoral level.

Field of Research (FOR)

The following field of research (FOR) areas are approved categories of research supervision in the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences:

Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting

Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified

Applied Economics
Agricultural Economics
Environment and Resource Economics
Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation

Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
Computer Vision
Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
Simulation and Modelling

Business and Management
Human Resource Management
Industrial Relations
International Business
Organisational Behaviour
Organisational Planning and Management
Business and Management not elsewhere classified

Civil Engineering

Distributed Computing
Distributed and Grid Systems
Web Technologies

Information Systems
Computer-Human Interaction
Information Systems Management

Justice Studies

Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development
Marketing Management (incl., Strategy and Customer Relations)
Marketing Theory
Marketing not elsewhere classified


Subject Enrolment
In consultation with the Course Coordinator, students will enrol in one of the following research subjects during the period of their candidature:

ACC701 Doctoral Research (Part-time)
ACC702 Doctoral Research (Full-time)
ECO701 Doctoral Research (Part-time)
ECO702 Doctoral Research (Full-time)
ENG701 Doctoral Research (Part-Time)
ENG702 Doctoral Research (Full-Time)
ITC701 Doctoral Research (Part-Time)
ITC702 Doctoral Research (Full-Time)
JST701 Doctoral Research (Part-Time)
JST702 Doctoral Research (Full-Time)
MGT701 Doctoral Research (Part-time)
MGT702 Doctoral Research (Full-time)
MKT701 Doctoral Research (Part-Time)
MKT702 Doctoral Research (Full-Time)
PSY701 Doctoral Research (Part-Time)
PSY702 Doctoral Research (Full-Time)

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Application Status
Session 1 2018 (Feb – Jun)
Session 2 2018 (Jul – Oct)
Session 3 2018 (Nov – Feb)

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For detailed information on the course and application procedures, please contact us
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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

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