Master of Commerce (16 subjects)

Who's it for?

The 16-subject Master of Commerce is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree, in any field, from a recognised Australian college or university, or an equivalent international qualification.

What's involved?

Choose up to four specialisations, from Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, IT, Marketing and Strategic Management.

Why should you apply?

Gain strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills relevant to the business world, leading to a successful career in management, finance, HR, marketing or IT.

How much will it cost?

2016 fees: AUD 24,800 per year

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne.

Entry Requirements


An undergraduate degree in any field, from a recognised Australian college or university, or equivalent 

English Language 

Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 overall, with at least 6.0 in writing and no score below 5.5 (or equivalent grades)

Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

Course Structure

Choose up to four specialisations. If you choose specialisations that share common subjects, you'll choose substitute subjects in consultation with, and with the approval of, the Master of Commerce Course Director. If you complete the extended Master of Commerce, you'll graduate with a degree that specifies each of your specialisations.

Non-specialisation Elective Subjects
 Business Accounting & Finance
 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
 Management Accounting for Decisions
 Financial Accounting
 Communication in Business
 Accounting Systems and Processes
 Business Economics
 Organisational Behaviour
 Business and Corporations Law
 Corporate Finance
 Plus three of the following:
 International Financial Management
 Money and Capital Markets
 Investments Analysis
 Financial Planning
 General Management
 Management Theory and Practice
 Plus three of the following:
 Human Resource Management
 Strategic Management
 International Business
 Management of Change
 Human Resource Management
 Human Resource Management
 Plus three of the following:
 International Human Resource Management
 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
 Strategic Human Resource Management
 Human Resource Development Context
 Information Technology
 Four of the following:
 Systems Development Project Management
 Information Systems Strategy
 IT Infrastructure Management PG
 IT Management Issues
 IT Risk Management
 International Management
 Management Theory and Practice
 Plus three of the following:
 International Human Resource Management
 Strategic Management
 International Business
 Global Marketing
 Marketing and Management
 Plus three of the following:
 Consumer Behaviour
 Managing Product and Service Innovation
 Global Marketing
 Integrated Marketing Communications
 Strategic Management
 Management Theory and Practice
 Plus three of the following:
 Strategic Management
 Management of Change
 Operations Management*
 Forecasting and Risk Assessment*

*You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode. Not all subjects may be offered at CSU Study Centres.

Not all subjects are offered each session.

Career Options

Gain the technical knowledge required for a range of senior positions within specialist areas, including:

  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management.


Whether or not you have work experience, if you successfully complete the Master of Commerce or the Graduate Diploma of Commerce, you may receive credit for up to eight subjects towards the CSU MBA. In this case you may complete your MBA in one year, receiving the Graduate Diploma of Commerce / Master of Commerce and the Master of Business Administration in a total of two years. 

You should declare your plan to continue onto the MBA when you enrol for the Master of Commerce, to make sure you take the correct subjects. If you don’t have an Australian bachelor’s degree in business (or equivalent), you will be required to pass the Graduate Certificate of Commerce before being admitted to the MBA program, with or without credit.