Master of Business (Business and Law)
In the business and law masters by research program you will develop advanced skills to prepare you for a career in academia and other settings in which the ability to synthesise knowledge and exercise systematic and critical analytical skills to effectively communicate research findings is required.
This master degree may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode.
You can specialise in:
- business ethics
- strategy and leadership
- organisational change
- computer law
- corporate governance
- corporate regulation
- corporation law
- computer and privacy law
- commercial law
- tax law.
Research in the Graduate School of Business and Law
Research within the School focuses on organisational planning and strategy, corporate governance and law, user-centred design of information and communication technologies, migration and money, as well as a range of regulatory issues covering labour law, privacy law and transnational regulation. The School hosts interdisciplinary seminars and is actively involved with Asia@RMIT, the Global Cities Research Institute and the Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre.
In 2012, the Centre for Innovative Justice was established, with former Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls as its inaugural Director. The Centre conducts research on contemporary law and justice issues, collaborating with agencies and organisations involved in delivering innovative justice programs and provides opportunities to collaborate on research projects and policy development.
You will undertake the masters program under the supervision of an appointed research supervisor.
The masters program is structured to enable you to:
- Complete a compulsory research methods course
- Receive training in research integrity and ethics
- Select studies in qualitative and quantitative research techniques
- Complete a thesis/project which demonstrates your contribution to the field and your ability to communicate complex research for peers and the community to an international standard.
As an applicant for the Masters by Research you must have:
- a first degree from RMIT with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year; or
- another recognised award as deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a first degree from RMIT with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year; or
- evidence of appropriate experience which satisfies RMIT that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study sufficient to undertake the proposed program.
These entrance requirements are the minimum academic standard you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the program. You will need to complete a selection task as part of your application.
English language requirements:
To undertake most research programs at RMIT, you must have achieved one of the following English proficiency test results within the last 2 years:
- Academic IELTS (minimum score) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
- Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B (no band less than Good)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
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