Table summary

  • Out of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of business studies, 54.9 per cent were male and 45.1 per cent were female.
  • The median age of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of business studies, was 40 years.
  • Overall, 81.3 per cent of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of business studies, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 2.3 per cent in full-time study, 10.2 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 5.9 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of business studies who were available for full-time employment, 75.3 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for masters research/PhD graduates in the field of business studies was $81,000.

What are the characteristics of masters research/PhD graduates?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: business studies 167 137 304
Sex: business studies (%)~ 54.9 45.1 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 44.8 55.1 100
Median age: masters research/PhD graduates (years) 40 40 40
Median age: all fields of education (years) 35 35 35

What are masters research/PhD graduates doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 85.6 75.9 81.3
In further full-time study (%) 2.4 2.2 2.3
Part-time or casual employment (%) 5.4 16.1 10.2
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 6.0 5.8 5.9
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: business studies (%) 73.4 77.9 75.3
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 80.0 77.5 78.7

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Education Professionals
2. Specialist Managers
3. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals

What are masters research/PhD graduates in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: business studies $80,500 $82,000 $81,000
Median salary: all fields of education $80,000 $78,000 $80,000