Master of Commerce
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Master of Commerce|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full time|
|Next available intake|
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$28,280* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||027129E|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||M705|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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 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).
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
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.
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.
* 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.
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.
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).
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
|MPM701||Business Process Management|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers #|
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||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|MPK704||Sustainable Environmental Marketing|
# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.
* MPR code denotes residential 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
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.
Alternate admission is available via the Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (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).
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
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.