The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) at the University of Tasmania enjoys an excellent and growing research reputation, both nationally and internationally. The TSBE is made up of discipline areas in Accounting and Corporate Governance, Economics and Finance, Management and Marketing.
The Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) is also a part of the TSBE and is a world-renowned research centre on innovation studies, particularly in relation to public policy development and impact assessment. The AIRC recently completed the first and second phases of an innovation census on all small-to-medium businesses in Tasmania funded by the Tasmanian State Government, and this census is the most comprehensive and complete of its type conducted anywhere in the world. The AIRC continues to provide groundbreaking research and is currently working on a federal government-funded project in relation to impact assessment in the forestry industry in Tasmania.
The arrival over the past two years of five leading research professors to the TSBE- in the areas of finance and the economics of financial crises, natural resource economics, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship and accounting - clearly demonstrates the TSBE's vision and commitment to be at the cutting-edge of contemporary business research. The TSBE has a vibrant and growing program for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)1 degree candidates, and welcomes quality students from all over the world wishing to pursue their research training in a distinctive and supportive environment.
 The Doctor of Business Administration is not currently available to international students studying on a student visa.