The Master of Management (Research) (MMgt (Research)) offers working managers an ideal opportunity to advance their knowledge in a key area of management as well as acquire specialist research skills by planning and executing a substantial piece of research in the management field. The research undertaken is invariably designed to be useful to the candidate’s organisation.

About the Programme

The Master of Management (Research) provides a pathway to the Doctor of Philosophy and the Doctor of Business Administration.

You will be accompanied and supported on your research journey by a panel of 2 to 3 supervisors including an expert Principal Supervisor who has the primary responsibility for managing the supervision process as well as a Co-supervisor/Associate supervisor. Regular interaction and communication with the supervisors occurs during the research journey to provide appropriate academic support, monitor progress and performance, and ensure appropriate outcomes. Where it is not feasible to have regular face­-to-­face interaction, other means of communication through video conferencing will be facilitated. Contact will also be encouraged with other research degree candidates through online discussion forums, workshops and interactive webinars among others.

As with all AIB programmes, the MMgt (Research) is accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). It is an AQF level 9 qualification. The Master of Management (Research) Course Details will give you more information about this program. 

Please click here for more information on AIB Research Degrees. 

When can I join?

Applications for 2019 are now open. For further information, you are invited to contact the AIB Research Coordinator by emailing

How long will it take to complete?

The course will normally be completed in 18 months to 3 years. The Teaching and Learning Committee will consider whether there is a case for extensions of time beyond 4 years.

What qualifications do I need to be accepted?

Applicants should normally meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in business and commerce or related discipline area OR an AQF Level 8 qualification (or equivalent) in any discipline; and
  • Management or professional experience of 3-5 years; 

All applicants must have access to a workplace for their research.

For all admission requirements, please see Course Details.

How much will it cost?

Please note, AIB is an approved FEE-HELP provider. Please see the Study Assist website to check eligibility for Commonwealth Fee-HELP Assistance.

For current course fees for the MMgt (Research), please click here.

AIB is a member of a Tuition Assurance Scheme for the protection of student fees.

Student Visa Holders

AIB is not a CRICOS-registered provider and is unable to enrol Student Visa holders.

More Information

For more information, please visit the Information for Research Candidates page.