Master of Commerce

Course summary for international students

Award granted

Master of Commerce

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

2 years full time

Next available intake

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

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$33,000 AUD
CRICOS course code027129E
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
IELTS Requirement

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

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 Business Strategy and Analysis); 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, Managing for Environmental Sustainability 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, 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.

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

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year of study. Each unit you study, has an EFTSL value. You can add each EFTSL together to calculate your study load for each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
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.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.

The course based fees may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on these 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.

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

Finance

Financial Planning

Information Systems

International Trade and Business

Marketing

Project Management

Public Sector Studies 

Social Media and Mobile Strategies

Course structure

Core Units

MPA701Accounting

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

MPM755Building Success in Commerce

MPT753/MPF753Finance #

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

Plus 2 credit points from:

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

MMH733Ethics for Managers

MIS770Analytical Skills for Managers

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

MPI700Postgraduate Internship

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.

MLC707Commercial and Corporations Law
is a recommended elective for students undertaking the Accounting specialisation to fulfil CPA requirements.

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

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 English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Standard Admission:
- A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent

Alternative Admission:
- A graduate certificate in a congnate area + 5 years minimum relevant work experience; or

-A master's degree; or

- The Deakin Business and Law Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP):

  • applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum credit grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken (MAA103, MAE102, MAF101 or MMM132).

Applicants  may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.

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.

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.