Graduate Research Students

Our Current Students

In FBE Graduate Research, our current student cohort includes Master of Commerce students completing the first part of their five-year doctoral program and PhD candidates across a wide range of research areas, departments and disciplines.

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Angela Chen, PhD candidate (Doctoral Program in Management)

Student Profile: Management

Angela Chen’s multidisciplinary academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, a Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne. You can read about her experience in the Doctoral Program in Management, her research and what lead her to pursue a graduate research degree by visiting the link below.

“In my experience, FBE and the Department of Management and Marketing has some wonderful scholars who do research that matters in terms of improving society and the workplace.”

- Angela Chen, PhD candidate (Management)

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Graduate Researcher Panel: Economics

In 2023, Assistant Dean (Graduate Research), Professor Kalvinder Shields spoke to three current graduate researchers in the Doctoral Program in Economics about their experiences. In this video, you’ll hear about:

  • Why they chose to pursue their graduate research journey at the University of Melbourne
  • How two years of coursework prepared them for PhD-level study
  • Research support and facilities in the Faculty
  • Supervisor support and the cohort experience
FBE Graduate Research Information Session - Student Panel
FBE Celebrating Graduate Research Event, 2023

Celebrating Graduate Research

Every year, the Faculty of Business and Economics hosts a Celebrating Graduate Research event that brings together doctoral students from across the cohort to hear keynote speeches, share ideas and connect with one another. Watch highlights from our 2023 event in this video.

International Engagement

With the support of the Faculty’s research enhancement grant and travelling grants, our graduate researchers have had the opportunity to travel all over the world to visit world-class institutions and conduct their research on a global scale.

Research Travel Grants

Student Profile: Overseas Research Visit

Join us as PhD candidate, Dean Hoi, discusses how he was able to visit Harvard Business School as a visiting fellow with help from the Department of Economics, his supervisors and the Faculty’s research enhancement grant and research travel grants.

“I'm incredibly fortunate to have this really amazing supervising team here at University of Melbourne. And they're really the reason that I was able to make this trip. First and foremost, they had international connections.”

- Dean Hoi, PhD candidate (Economics)

Dean Hoi, PhD candidate (Doctoral Program in Economics)
Rebecca Heath, Jim Perkins Travelling PhD Scholarship awardee

Jim Perkins Travelling PhD Scholarship

PhD candidate from the University of Cambridge, Rebecca Heath discusses how she was able to visit the University of Melbourne's Department of Economics with support from the Jim Perkins Travelling PhD Scholarship.

Each year, this scholarship also supports a University of Melbourne student undertaking a PhD in Economics to visit a Russell Group University in the UK.

Graduate Placements

Our doctoral programs prepare graduates for research and teaching careers at top-ranked educational institutions and for careers where world-class research and advanced analytical skills are necessary. Across our doctoral disciplines, our alumni have gone on to careers in academia and industry.

Graduate Placements

Harvey Huang, PhD Graduate (Doctoral Program in Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences)

Alumni Profile: Decision, Risk & Financial Sciences

Harvey Huang completed the Doctoral Program in Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences in 2023. He began his journey at the University of Melbourne with the Bachelor of Commerce, followed by an Honours year specialising in Finance.

In this profile, he discusses the multidisciplinary nature of the program and how the Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets has supported him to develop his research through skills development workshops and overseas conference opportunities.

“(The Master of Commerce) provides an excellent opportunity for students to get to know the faculty members and senior students, leading to a smoother transition to the 3-year PhD phase.”

- Harvey Huang, PhD Graduate (Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences)

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