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Master of Commerce

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Commerce
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1.5 years full time or part time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2014$22,990* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
postgrad-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

CRICOS course code027129E
Deakin course code M705

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Master of Commerce is a discipline-based coursework degree with common core units in Accounting, Information Systems for Business, Economics for Managers and Finance. It is designed for graduates of any discipline, as a first qualification in business.

 

The course uses sophisticated computer-mediated conferencing for classes, conferences, group work and debates among students, as well as for assessment. One of the great benefits of this is the excellent experience it will provide you in the use of information technology, which is a core competency for employees in today’s commerce and related industries.

 

As part of the Master of Commerce you must complete at least one specialisation in the areas of Accounting, Arts and Entertainment Management, Business Systems Development, Commercial Law, Electronic Business, Enterprise Security Management, Finance, Financial Planning, Information Systems Project Management, Insurance, International Trade and Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Risk Management.

Professional recognition

By choosing appropriate units within the Master of Commerce, you may satisfy the professional recognition requirements of CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), the Institute of Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) or associate membership requirements of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

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, financial planner, 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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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

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management

Finance
Financial Planning
Insurance and Risk Management
International Trade and Business
Marketing

Project Management

Public Sector Studies  

Retail Management

Social Media and Mobile Strategies

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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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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution, or for those without a degree, a masters degree may be accepted in lieu of a 3-year bachelor degree, or a graduate certificate in a cognate area plus 5 years minimum relevant work experience.  Applicants  may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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Income support

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.

Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.

 

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