Master of Commerce

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Year2015 course information
Award granted

Master of Commerce

Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne),

Cloud (online)

Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code027129E
Deakin course codeM755

This 16 credit point course commences in 2015

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Master of Commerce (MCom) is a discipline-based coursework degree with six core units (Accounting, Finance, Economics for Managers, Business Process Management, Business Communication for Managers, and Building Success in Commerce); a selection of at least two units from a further six co-core units (Corporate Governance and Ethics, Critical Thinking for Managers, Ethics for Managers, Analytical Skills for Managers, Sustainable Environmental Marketing and Postgraduate Internship); at least one specialisation (four units); and the option to take a second specialisation or select further elective units of study.

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).

The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of that body and that Deakin makes no representations that individuals will meet those requirements.


Course Learning outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Synthesise a broad base of critical commerce knowledge with specialised discipline knowledge and apply this in contemporary business contexts, drawing from this to explore advanced concepts through conducting independent research on a chosen commerce-related issue.

Communication

Demonstrate business communication techniques to convey complex commerce concepts and proposals to both specialists and non-specialists.

Digital Literacy

Apply appropriate digital technologies to find, use, manage and disseminate complex commerce knowledge and ideas.

Critical thinking

Critically analyse a range of complex business related information to make informed business decisions in regard to investment, ethical, economical, and business management issues, and to provide informed recommendations and courses of action.

Problem Solving

Conceptualise, construct and recommend solutions to real world and ill-defined problems faced by decision-makers in a business environment.

Self-management

Demonstrate initiative and independence in learning and research in both a broad and a specialised field of commerce.

Teamwork

Work and learn with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

Global Citizenship

Interpret and reflect on the impact of ethics, culture and internationalization on contemporary business issues.

Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

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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

Course rules

The MCom is a 16 credit point degree. Students will be required to complete a core of 8 credit points and at least one specialisation of 4 credit points, which may include a core unit. The remaining credit points may be selected from the range of specialisations offered.

Students may choose 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 Cultural Management

Business Analytics

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management ^

Finance

Financial Planning

Information Systems *

Insurance and Risk Management ^

International Trade and Business

Marketing

Project Management

Public Sector Studies  

Retail Management ^

Social Media and Mobile Strategies

^ From trimester 2 2015 offered to continuing students only

* New specialisation commencing trimester 2 2015

Course structure

Core Units

MPA701Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM701Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM731Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM755Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT753/MPF753Unit description is currently unavailable #

MPT781/MPE781Unit description is currently unavailable #

Plus 2 credit points from:

MPA711Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM732Unit description is currently unavailable

MMH733Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS770Unit description is currently unavailable

MPK704Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI700Unit description is currently unavailable

Elective Units

The remaining credit points are selected from any unit listed in the MCom specialisations 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.

MLC707Unit description is currently unavailable
is a recommended elective for students undertaking the Accounting specialisation to fulfil CPA requirements.

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Details of specialisations

Accounting (unit set code SP-M75501)

MAA703Unit description is currently unavailable

MAA705Unit description is currently unavailable

MAA716Unit description is currently unavailable

MAA725Unit 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 Cultural Management (unit set code SP-M755013)

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

From Trimester 2 2015:

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

Business Analytics (unit set code SP-M75519)

MIS771Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS772Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS775Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS781Unit description is currently unavailable

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management (unit set code SP-M75521)

MIS712Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS713Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS731Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS781Unit description is currently unavailable

Information Systems (unit set code SP-M75502)

 

MIS701Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS761Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS731Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS750Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Finance (unit set code SP-M75505)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAF702Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF703Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF704Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF707Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF711Unit description is currently unavailable

Financial Planning (unit set code SP-M755011)

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

MAF714Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF715Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF765Unit description is currently unavailable

MLC703Unit description is currently unavailable

Note: Students will be required to complete all eight units to satisfy the Financial Planning Association's approved degree requirement for entry into the CFP Certification Program.

Insurance and Risk Management (unit set code SP-M755018)

MPS701Unit description is currently unavailable

MAA754Unit description is currently unavailable

MPS707Unit description is currently unavailable

MPS708Unit description is currently unavailable

International Trade and Business (unit set code SP-M75514)

MPE707Unit description is currently unavailable

MPE711Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM703Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT735/MPM735Unit description is currently unavailable #

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

Marketing (unit set code SP-M75509)

MPT732/MPK732Unit description is currently unavailable #

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MMK738Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK739Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK751Unit description is currently unavailable

MPK701Unit description is currently unavailable

MPK713Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT736/MPK736Unit description is currently unavailable #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Project Management (unit set code SP-M75522)

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

From Trimester 2 2015:

MIS701Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS798Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM721Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI702Unit description is currently unavailable

Public Sector Studies (unit set code SP-M75517)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

AIP740Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP747Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP748Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP773Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP780Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP784Unit description is currently unavailable

MPA711Unit description is currently unavailable

MPI702Unit description is currently unavailable

MPR721/MPM721Unit description is currently unavailable *

MPR779Unit description is currently unavailable *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

From Trimester 2 2015:

AIP740Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP747Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP748Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP773Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP780Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP784Unit description is currently unavailable

Social Media and Mobile Strategies (unit set code SP-M75520)

MIS712Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS721Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS771Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK737Unit description is currently unavailable

From Trimester 2 2015:

MIS712Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS713Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS721Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK737Unit description is currently unavailable

Retail Management (unit set code SP-M75516)

MPM705Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM716Unit description is currently unavailable

MPT732/MPK732Unit description is currently unavailable #

plus 1 credit point from:

MIS713Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK751Unit description is currently unavailable

MPK713Unit description is currently unavailable

MPM712Unit description is currently unavailable

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit


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.