Master of Commerce (16 subjects)

Who's it for?

The 16-subject Master of Commerce is for international students with an undergraduate degree from an Australian college or university or an equivalent bachelor's from another country. Your bachelor's can be in any discipline.

What's involved?

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

Why should you apply?

Apply to develop exceptional career skills in management, marketing, IT, finance or HR on the Master of Commerce. You will also learn fundamental interpersonal skills and problem solving techniques relevant for business.

How much will it cost?

Find out the Master of Commerce 16 subjects tuition fees

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne.

Entry Requirements

Academic

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.

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.

Progression

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.

Pathways

CSU Study Centres progression pathway chart for the Commerce programs

Course Structure

16 subjects from the list of postgraduate commerce electives below. You may undertake one or more specialisations in this course, or select subjects from a variety of discipline areas. Master of Business Administration electives (Set C)^

ACC501 Business Accounting and Finance
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs and Control
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC566 Accounting Systems and Processes
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
ACC568 Auditing
ECO501 Business Economics
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN560 Financial Planning
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM514 International Human Resource Management
HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM560 Training and Development Environment
ITC505 ICT Project Management
ITC514 Linux Security Administration
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation for Business Intelligence
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC544 Computer Organisation and Architecture
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law 1
LAW505 Taxation 1
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
MGT505 Managing Quality and Innovation
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT536 Leadership - A critical Perspective
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project
MGT540 Management of Change
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Customer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications

Specialisations

Finance

FIN516 
Corporate Finance
Plus three of the following:
FIN518 
International Financial Management
FIN530 
Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 
Investments Analysis
FIN560 
Financial Planning

*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.

General Management

ACC501
Business Accounting and Finance
HRM502
Human Resource Management
MGT530
International Business
MGT510
Strategic Management

*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.

HR Management

HRM502 Human Resource Management
Choose three from
HRM514 
International Human Resource Management
HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
HRM528 
Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM552
Organisational Behaviour
HRM560
Training and Development Environment

*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.

Information Technology

Four of the following:
ITC540 Infrastructure Management PG
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC505 Project Management

*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.

International Management

HRM514
International Human Resource Management
MGT530 International Business
MKT550 Global Marketing
MGT510 Strategic Management

*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.

Marketing

Choose four from:
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms

*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.

Strategic Management

MGT510 Strategic Management
Choose three from:
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MGT540 Management of Change
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project

*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.

Digital, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Choose three from:
MGT505 Managing Quality and Innovation
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project
MKT525 Digital and Social Media Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation for Business Intelligence

*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.

CSU Study Centres student testimonial

Huong
CSU Step Leader

From:Vietnam

Master of Commerce student

“The course design has clear patterns and sequential learning which really helped me to complete assessment tasks and exams successfully. I also like the diversity of students in CSU which made my experience worthwhile, because you get to meet people from different countries and learn more about their culture ”