The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Business and Economics

The University of Melbourne is committed to delivering innovative and inspiring research that addresses the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

Through critical collaborations across disciplines, industries and geographical borders, the Faculty of Business and Economics is advancing knowledge to improve people’s lives, open up new lines of enquiry and contribute to a better understanding of our world.

We are uniquely placed to address some of the complex challenges of the 21st century with particular focus on three strategic research priorities – health and wellbeing, decision-making and markets, and corporate governance.

The Faculty houses leading research centres and institutions such as the Centre for Workplace Leadership, the Centre for Market Design and the Melbourne Institute, which has been powering social and economic change for over 50 years.

The Faculty of Business and Economics is home to a wide range of specialist research centres spanning the disciplines of

Our academics are also active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.

Available Funding Options

The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Melbourne offers a number of scholarships for international research students. Detailed information


“When starting a PhD, one question that most likely comes to everybody’s mind is: “Will I be up to the task of finishing a PhD?” My advice is to have some respect for the task at hand, but not too much. It is good to read relevant literature and to find academics in one’s field who can serve as models, but it is at least as important to leave room for one’s own ideas and to develop the self-confidence to pursue them.”
Dr Miriam Guenther, PhD 2016, Department of Managment and Marketing

“My PhD study seeks to investigate factors driving organisations to utilise particular workforce management arrangements and their consequences for employees. The project is being conducted across several industries within Australia. I am also currently tutoring organisational behaviour in the department of Management and Marketing."
Samuel Eyamu, PhD candidate, Department of Managment and Marketing