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Master of Commerce

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Award granted Master of Commerce
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1.5 years full time or part time equivalent
CRICOS course code027129E
Deakin course codeM705

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Master of Commerce is a discipline-based coursework degree with common core units in Accounting, Business Process Management, Economics for Managers and Finance. It is designed for graduates of any discipline.

 

The course is suitable for graduates in diverse fields (e.g. arts, science, nursing or education) who wish to prepare themselves for a professional career by gaining a thorough knowledge of the key business disciplines.

 

As part of the Master of Commerce you must complete at least one specialisation as listed.  By choosing appropriate units within the Master of Commerce, you may satisfy the professional requirements of CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) or associate membership requirements of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The MCom is a 12 credit point degree. Students will be required to complete a core of 4 credit points and at least one specialisation of 4 credit points, which may include a core unit, chosen from the range of specialisations offered.

To complete the degree students may choose any units from the full range of MCom units offered. It will be possible to complete more than one specialisation. Students may also choose to exit the Master of Commerce early with either a Graduate Certificate of Commerce (consisting of any four Master of Commerce units) or a Graduate Diploma of Commerce (consisting of any eight Master of Commerce units).

Commerce graduates would normally be precluded from one or more of the core units and required to undertake substitute units from the full range of MCom units. These students are expected to specialise in an area other than their undergraduate major(s).

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Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

Accounting
Arts and Entertainment Management

Business Analytics

Business Systems Development ^
Commercial Law ^

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management

Electronic Business ^
Enterprise Security Management ^

Enterprise Systems ^
Finance
Financial Planning
Information Systems Project Management ^
Insurance and Risk Management
International Trade and Business
Management Information Systems ^
Marketing

Project Management

Public Sector Studies 

Retail Management

Risk Management^

Social Media and Mobile Strategies

Supply Chain Management ^

 

^ Offered to continuing students only

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Course structure

Core Units

MPA701 Accounting  

MPT753/MPF753 Finance  #

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #

 

Elective Units

The remaining credit points are selected from any unit listed below including the general elective units listed directly below. Selection of elective units must form at least one Master of Commerce specialisation. Students may choose other postgraduate units with prior written approval of the Course Team Chair.

MPT738/MPM738 Audacious Leadership  #

MPM704 Managing for Environmental Sustainability  

 

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

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Details of specialisations

Accounting (unit set code SP-M70501)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA703 Accounting for Management  

MAA705 Corporate Auditing  

MAA716 Financial Accounting  

MAA725 Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice  

MPI700 Postgraduate Internship  

 

# From 1 January 2004, candidates who complete an accredited degree in Australia have the option of either completing Auditing and/or Taxation at university OR at postgraduate level in the CPA Program. All other core curriculum areas must be completed for entry as an Associate member.

Arts and Entertainment Management (unit set code SP-M705013)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MMK792 Arts Marketing  

MMM790 Arts Management  

MMM793 Managing Cultural Projects and Events  

MMM796 Managing Arts in Community Settings  

MMM799 Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship  

MPI700 Postgraduate Internship  

Business Analytics (unit set code SP-M70519)

MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation  

MIS772 Predictive Analytics  

MIS775 Decision Modelling for Business Analytics  

MIS781 Business Intelligence  

Business Systems Development (unit set code SP-M70513)

Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.

Commercial Law (unit set code SP-M70502)

Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management (unit set code SP-M70521)

MIS712 eBusiness Strategies  

MIS713 Supply Chain Management and Logistics  

MIS731 Information Security and Governance  

MIS781 Business Intelligence  

Electronic Business (unit set code SP-M70511)

Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.
 

Enterprise Security Management (unit set code SP-M705016)

Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.

Enterprise Systems (unit set code SP-M70518)

Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.

Finance (unit set code SP-M70505)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA754 Enterprise Risk Management  

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF703 Applied Corporate Finance  

MAF704 Treasury and Risk Management  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MAF767 Treasury Dealing  

MPI700 Postgraduate Internship  

Financial Planning (unit set code SP-M705011)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MAF708 Retirement Income Streams  

MAF709 Financial Planning Development  

MAF765 Financial Planning and Analysis  

MPI700 Postgraduate Internship  

Note: Students should consult with the Financial Planning Association or their website for professional recognition or RG146 and should check the ASIC website. Students seeking professional recognition may be required to undertake an additional unit.

Information Systems Project Management (unit set code SP-M70512)

Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.

Insurance and Risk Management (unit set code SP-M705018)

MPS701 Principles of Risk and Insurance  

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MAA754 Enterprise Risk Management  

MPS703 Reinsurance  

MPS707 Life Risk  

MPS708 General Insurance  

MPI700 Postgraduate Internship  

 

Students who commenced the Insurance specialisation prior to 2012 should discuss unit selections with their enrolment officer.

International Trade and Business (unit set code SP-M70514)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA716 Financial Accounting  

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

MPT736/MPK736 International Marketing  #

MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  

MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  #

MPI700 Postgraduate Internship  

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.


Management Information Systems (unit set code SP-M70508)

Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.
 

Marketing (unit set code SP-M70509)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MMK733 Strategic Marketing  

MMK737 Online Marketing  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPK712 Advertising and Consumer Behaviour  

MPT736/MPK736 International Marketing  #

MMK751 Services Marketing  

MPK711 Strategic Customer Service  

MPI700 Postgraduate Internship  

MPT732/MPK732 Marketing Management  #

 

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Project Management (unit set code SP-M70522)

MIS701 Business Requirements Analysis  

MIS798 Project Management  

 

plus 2 credit points of units from:

MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation  

MIS782 Business Value of Information  

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

or

MPI700 Postgraduate Internship  

Public Sector Studies (unit set code SP-M70517)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

AIP740 Public Policy Analysis  

AIP746 Challenges to Democratic Governance  

AIP747 Policy and Program Evaluation  

AIP748 Intergovernmental Relations  

AIP773 Governance and Accountability  

AIP777 Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility  

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

MPR721/MPM721 Organisational Behaviour  *

MPR703 Management Communication (Residential)  *

 

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

Social Media and Mobile Strategies (unit set code SP-M70520)

MIS712 eBusiness Strategies  

MIS721 Social Media and Mobile Strategies  

MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation  

MMK737 Online Marketing  

Retail Management (unit set code SP-M70516)

MPM705 Retailing  

MPM716 Merchandise Management  

MPT732/MPK732 Marketing Management  #

 

plus 1 credit point from:

MLM790 Marketing Law  

MMK737 Online Marketing  

MPK711 Strategic Customer Service  

MPM712 Managing Innovation  

MPK712 Advertising and Consumer Behaviour  

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPM715 Management and Organisational Consulting  

MPR721/MPM721 Organisational Behaviour  *

MPR722/MPM722 Human Resource Management  *

MIS713 Supply Chain Management and Logistics  

MPI700 Postgraduate Internship  

 

*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Risk Management (unit set code SP-M705015)

Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.

Social Media and Mobile Strategies (unit set code SP-M70520)

MIS712 eBusiness Strategies  

MIS721 Social Media and Mobile Strategies  

MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation  

MMK737 Online Marketing  

Supply Chain Management (unit set code SP-M70515)

Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.

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Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning into the Master of Commerce may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies. There are negotiated credit for prior learning arrangements in place for CPA members.

 

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8th June 2007