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Monash Business School offers new Asia-Pacific graduate research scholarships

Monash Business School – one of Australia’s largest specialized Business Schools, ranked among the top schools in the world – is offering two new fully-funded scholarships for Australian and international graduate research students.

Designed to attract the ‘best and brightest’ minds, the scholarships align doctoral research with Monash Business School’s three research themes of global business, health and wellbeing and sustainability.

“These scholarships are for those high-achieving students who want to come to a leading global university with the aim of developing thought leadership,” explains Associate Dean of Graduate Research, Professor Fang Lee Cooke.

“Also, we want to link our postgraduate research more closely with our overall research agenda.”

To be eligible for an Asia-Pacific PhD scholarship, the topic of interest must be in:

  • Cross border migration and skill shortages in the Asia-Pacific region and the role of government policies in shaping patterns of labour mobility and the implications for individuals, families, communities, businesses and countries; or
  • Green technology, regulation and sustainability

The prestigious scholarships are valued at around AU$70,000 per year over a period of 3.5 years. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, research output and prior research experience.

The School’s themes of global business, health and well-being and sustainability have been developed with the aim of positively transforming global business practice and public policy, while developing a culture of collaborative scholarship across disciplines within the school and the wider academic world.

“The PhD topics are designed to help students narrow their area of interest and foster intellectual growth,” says Professor Cooke.

“They are also designed to encourage students to work across disciplines of the Business School’s eight departments or centres which include Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Law and Taxation, Centre for Health Economics, Econometrics and Business Statistics, Economics, Management, and Marketing.”

Monash Business School has a thriving research culture with more than 200 PhD candidates.

“Many of these were attracted not only to the school due to our excellent research reputation, but also because of the support our teaching staff give throughout the doctoral study,” Professor Cooke says

Successful students will be matched with at least two research-focused academics who will guide them throughout their study.

Monash Business School is among the one percent of global business schools to achieve the elite triple accreditation awarded by global accrediting bodies AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

The School also continues to demonstrate its excellence across key business disciplines as shown by its strong results in the pre-eminent QS 2018 World University Rankings by Subject. Accounting and Finance rose three places in 2018 to be ranked 23rd in the world. Business rose two places to 29. Law rose one place to 26th spot, while Statistics is currently ranked 37th and Economics 45th in the world.

Monash Business School also supports its research staff and doctoral students through investing in state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. The Monash Business Behavioural Laboratory is an innovative facility for consumer and practitioner research.

Research students can explore how judgments and decisions are made through cutting-edge eye tracking and physical monitoring technology.

The Monash Laboratory for Experimental Economics (MonLEE) helps economists test their hypotheses, identify the forces that enhance innovation, cooperation and productivity to shape policy-making and advance the science of economics across the globe.

The subject pool exceeds 2,000 individuals with a diversity of age, nationality, degrees, and backgrounds. The Simulated Teaching and Research Laboratory (STARLab) is a purpose-built facility that runs a suite of financial market simulation programs.

The deadline for all Asia-Pacific PhD Scholarship applications is 31 August 2018.

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