Master of Commerce

Course summary for current students

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Year2014 course information
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).

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

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).

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

Course structure

Core Units

MPA701Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT753/MPF753Unit description is currently unavailable #

MPM701Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT781/MPE781Unit description is currently unavailable #

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/MPM738Unit description is currently unavailable #

MPM704Unit description is currently unavailable
or

MPK704Unit description is currently unavailable

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

Details of specialisations

Accounting (unit set code SP-M70501)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA703Unit description is currently unavailable

MAA705Unit description is currently unavailable

MAA716Unit description is currently unavailable

MAA725Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

# 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:

MMK792Unit description is currently unavailable

MMM790Unit description is currently unavailable

MMM793Unit description is currently unavailable

MMM796Unit description is currently unavailable

MMM799Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

Business Analytics (unit set code SP-M70519)

MIS771Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS772Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS775Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS781Unit description is currently unavailable

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)

MIS712Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS713Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS731Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS781Unit description is currently unavailable

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:

MAA754Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF702Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF703Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF704Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF707Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF767Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

Financial Planning (unit set code SP-M705011)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAF702Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF707Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF708Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF709Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF765Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

Note: Students seeking professional recognition may be required to undertake additional units. Students should consult the Approved Degree list on the Financial Planning Association’s website for their entry requirements into the CFP® Certification Program.  Students wishing to gain compliance with RG146 should check the training register on the ASIC website.

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)

MPS701Unit description is currently unavailable

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MAA754Unit description is currently unavailable

MPS703Unit description is currently unavailable

MPS707Unit description is currently unavailable

MPS708Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

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:

MAA716Unit description is currently unavailable

MPE707Unit description is currently unavailable

MPE711Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT736/MPK736Unit description is currently unavailable #

MPM703Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT735/MPM735Unit description is currently unavailable #

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

#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:

MMK733Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK737Unit description is currently unavailable

MPK701Unit description is currently unavailable

MPK712Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT736/MPK736Unit description is currently unavailable #

MMK751Unit description is currently unavailable

MPK711Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT732/MPK732Unit description is currently unavailable #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Project Management (unit set code SP-M70522)

MIS701Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS798Unit description is currently unavailable

plus 2 credit points of units from:

MIS771Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS782Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI702Unit description is currently unavailable

or

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

Public Sector Studies (unit set code SP-M70517)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

AIP740Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP746Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP747Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP748Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP773Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP777Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI702Unit description is currently unavailable

MPR721/MPM721Unit description is currently unavailable *

MPR703Unit description is currently unavailable *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

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

MIS712Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS721Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS771Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK737Unit description is currently unavailable

Retail Management (unit set code SP-M70516)

MPM705Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM716Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT732/MPK732Unit description is currently unavailable #

plus 1 credit point from:

MLM790Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK737Unit description is currently unavailable

MPK711Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM712Unit description is currently unavailable

MPK712Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM701Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM715Unit description is currently unavailable

MPR721/MPM721Unit description is currently unavailable *

MPR722/MPM722Unit description is currently unavailable *

MIS713Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

*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)

MIS712Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS721Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS771Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK737Unit description is currently unavailable

Supply Chain Management (unit set code SP-M70515)

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


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.