Doctor of Philosophy


DR-BUS Research Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

The PhD by Practice Based Research (PBR) provides you with an opportunity to conduct high-impact doctoral research. You’ll be flanked by high-calibre peers and expert guidance from academic supervisors. Our research offering means you can innovate with brilliant minds from sectors as diverse as Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Finance and many more.

A collegial, supportive environment

Our Community of Practice model develops enduring relationships within our communities, creating a rich environment to pursue PhD research informed by social and economic priorities.

The PhD by PBR is designed to support you at every stage of your research journey. You’ll stay connected to your peers throughout your research and gain ongoing support and feedback opportunities.

Your supervision panel is comprised of leading research academics based at Swinburne. The expert guidance of your supervisors complements your peer support and ensures you have the one-on-one attention you need to navigate each step of your PhD.

Applicants may also be interested in an alternate Doctor of Philosophy (Business) program, which is part of a new integrated suite of programs offering a pathway to a higher degree by research for students who hold a three-year bachelor degree.


3 years full-time or 6 years part-time


Hawthorn (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time