Master of Commerce

Deakin University

Program Overview

The Master of Commerce aims to provide a contemporary business course with a variety of choices and flexibilities to suit students’ skills and preferences. The Master of Commerce has been designed for students who are from any field of study whether their background is in business or another area such as education, arts, or engineering, who want to upskill or to change their career paths or to advance their understanding of core business knowledge to pursue a career in the modern commercial world.  

Once you have commenced this course, you'll have the option to complement your primary studies in commerce with a specialisation in a wide range of business-related fields. Designed to meet industry demand for skilled professionals with a breadth of transferrable skills, a specialisation can help deepen your knowledge in a particular business field and benefit your future career. 

The Master of Commerce is designed to prepare our graduates to face the dynamism in the modern commercial world and equip them with cutting edge techniques so that they are able to utilise the tools, technology, and data they need for their future work settings as well as how to use data to inform business decisions that employers look for. 



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 41,600


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 70

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The Master of Commerce is typically 8, 12 or 16 credit points. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) - your professional experience and previous qualifications - which can save you time and money.

For students undertaking 16 credit points, you study 5 credit points of course electives, one specialisation of 4 credit points, taken from the available Faculty-wide specialisations, 3 credit points of core units, and 4 credit points of general electives, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module.

Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Core Units

  • International Consultancy Experience
  • Business Strategy and Analysis
  • Building Success in Commerce
  • Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline, or
  • Successful completion of a masters qualifying program (MQP)
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$41,600 for 1 yr full-time AUD

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

The specialisations in commerce studies lead to careers in virtually every area of business and government in Australia and internationally. Broad career paths include becoming a professional accountant, IT and systems professional, economist, human resources manager, social and economic policy developer, international trade officer and marketing assistant/manager. As this is a very broad course there are further possibilities in other professions especially if taken with further study.

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