Higher degrees research

Master of Commerce

Deakin's Master of Commerce (Research) will equip you with the skills to succeed in business practice, while you gain a higher degree in research.

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Key facts

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course information

Research master degrees may be undertaken in both Schools of the Faculty: Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School.  They are available full time or part time, and in Campus or Cloud (online) mode (if appropriate). Research degrees undertaken in the Deakin Law School lead to the award of Master of Laws (by major thesis) or Doctor of Philosophy.

A member of the academic staff will be appointed as principal supervisor for each candidate for a higher degree by research. Associate supervisors, either internal or external, may be appointed to assist the principal supervisor. Candidates will be required to meet certain attendance requirements. A candidate is required to complete a thesis embodying the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment.

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Key information

Award granted
Master of Commerce
Year
2018 course information
Deakin code
M800
CRICOS code
006248E
Level
Higher Degree Research
Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Campuses by intake

Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Please note: This course is currently unavailable for intake

HDR applications now open
Applications for research degrees without scholarship may be made at any time. Commencement of research degrees is not confined to Deakin's trimesters.

Entry requirements

Entry information

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2B (60%+) standard, or a coursework master degree with a substantial thesis. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience.
For more information please visit the Deakin Research - Higher Degrees by Research page.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLO)

  • Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas by generating substantial contribution to knowledge through the use of appropriate research principles and methods.

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Apply critical analysis and reflection to ethically research, synthesize and evaluate complex information, problems, concepts, interpretations and theories to demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice.
  • Effectively disseminate research outcomes to a variety of audiences using highly developed communication skills and work productively within a team of experts in the field.

4.  Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

5.  Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, initiative, resilience and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

2.  Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

8.  Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

 

Application information

How to apply

Higher Degrees by Research

Higher degree by research applicants must apply via the online applicant portal. You will be required to attach a number of certified supporting documents, in addition to your research proposal and referee reports.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.

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Research Information

For more information about areas in which supervision is available please contact:
Research Administration Group
Tel 03 5227 2442
research-buslaw@deakin.edu.au

Deakin University offers scholarships for study towards research masters degrees in all faculties. Information is available from:
University scholarships officer
Tel 03 5227 3492
research-scholarships@deakin.edu.au

Faculty contact information

Faculty of Business and Law
Manager, Research
Tel 03 5227 2442
research-buslaw@deakin.edu.au

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