Master of Commerce

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted

Master of Commerce

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length

2 years full time

Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code027129E
English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code M755
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course is designed for graduates of any field of study as a first qualification in business.

Deakin’s Master of Commerce is a discipline-based coursework degree with six core units: Accounting, Finance, Economics for Managers, Business Process Management, Business Communication for Managers, and Business Strategy and Analysis. You’ll also complete units, which will lead to the completion of a specialisation of your choice.

The course is also intended to give you a solid introduction to the theoretical principles of finance and the practical requirements of financial management within for-profit corporate organisations.

Learning through classes, conferences, group work and debates among students, graduates will possess highly-developed computer and technology skills for employees in today’s commerce and related industries.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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

 

Course rules

To complete the Master of Commerce, students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 8 credit points of core units, at least one specialisation of 4 credit points (which may include a core unit) and 4 credit points of electives.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

Course structure

Core Units

MPA701Accounting

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

MPM755Building Success in Commerce

MPF753Finance

MPE781Economics for Managers

Plus 2 credit points from:

MAA763Governance and Fraud

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

MMH733Ethics for Managers

MIS770/MIS770AAnalytical Skills Foundations ^*

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

which may also include one unit from:

MWL702Business Practicum

MWL703Team Internship

MWL704Work Based Learning

^MPM701A and MIS770A are Start Anytime units.

*Please note: Students intending to complete the Business Analytics specialisation, must complete co-core unit, MIS770/MIS770A.

Elective Units

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

The below unit is a recommended elective for students undertaking the Accounting specialisation to fulfil CPA requirements.

MLC707Commercial and Corporations Law

 

 

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements
 - Bachelor degree in any discipline

or

 - Masters Qualifying Program

or

 - Masters degree in any discipline

or

 - Graduate certificate in related discipline and 5 years relevant work experience

 

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

Credit for prior learning - specific

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).

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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.

 

Workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.