Master of Commerce
(12 subjects)

CRICOS Course Code: 077416F

Take charge of your business career

Do you aspire to take the next step in your business career? Choose the Master of Commerce if you already have an undergraduate degree and want to further your career in the business world. This course is taught at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Melbourne and Sydney

Duration

2 years

Locations

Start dates

  • July 2020
  • November 2020

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Entry requirements and fees

Find out more about entry requirements and fees for this course.

About the course

Our 12-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 and relevant work experience. Alternatively, you can study our 16 subject master's if you don't have qualifications in this field. 

You can choose to tailor your postgraduate degree, with the option to specialise in a specific area or study a range of subjects. Throughout the course you will gain strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills relevant to the business world, leading to a successful career in management, finance, HR, marketing or IT.

What will you study? 

You will study 12 postgraduate commerce subjects during this two-year program. You can either choose: 

  • one or more specialisations 
  • or a selection of subjects from a variety of disciplines. 
  • Subjects

    Choose 12 subjects from the list below or select based on your chosen specialisation. 

    Subject Code
    Business Accounting and Finance ACC501
    Management Accounting for Costs and Control ACC512
    Financial Accounting ACC514
    Accounting & Finance ACC515
    Current Developments in Accounting Thought ACC518
    Decision Support Tools ACC544
    Accounting Systems and Processes ACC566
    Financial Accounting 2 ACC567
    Auditing ACC568
    Business Economics ECO501
    Corporate Finance FIN516
    International Financial Management FIN518
    Financial Markets and Instruments FIN530
    Investments Analysis FIN531
    Financial Planning FIN560
    Human Resource Management HRM502
    International Human Resource Management HRM514
    Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations HRM523
    Strategic Human Resource Management HRM528
    Organisational Behaviour HRM552
    Training and Development Environment HRM560
    ICT Project Management ITC505
    Linux Security Administration ITC514
    Data Mining and Visualisation for Business Intelligence ITC516
    IT Infrastructure Management ITC540
    Computer Organisation and ArchitectureI ITC544
    Information Security TC595
    IT Risk Management ITC596
    Cloud Computing ITC561
    Cloud Security and Privacy ITC568
    IT Management Issues ITC563
    Internet of Things ITC560
    Business and Corporations Law 1 LAW504
    Taxation 1 LAW505
    Management Theory and Practice MGT501
    Managing Quality and Innovation MGT505
    Strategic Management MGT510
    International Business MGT530
    Leadership - A critical Perspective MGT536
    Entrepreneurship Project MGT537
    Management of Change MGT540
    Marketing Management MKT501
    Customer Behaviour MKT510
    Managing Product and Service Innovation MKT520
    Digital & Social Media Marketing MKT525
    Global Marketing MKT550
    Big Data and Marketing Analytics MKT563
    Integrated Marketing Communications MKT570

Specialisations

You can undertake one or more specialisations from the list below. 

  • Digital Innovative and Entrepreneurship

    Choose three subjects from this list:

    Subject Code
    Managing Quality and Innovation MGT505
    Entrepreneurship Project MGT537
    Managing Product and Service Innovation MKT520
    Digital and Social Media Marketing MKT525
    Big Data and Marketing Analytics MKT563
    Data Mining and Visualisation for Business Intelligence ITC516

    You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode.

    Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

    Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • Finance

    Choose four subjects from this list:

    Subject Code
    Corporate Finance (compulsory)   FIN516 
    International Financial Management
    FIN518
    Financial Markets and Instruments
    FIN530
    Investments Analysis
    FIN531
    Financial Planning
    FIN560

    You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode.

    Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

    Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • General Management

    Choose four subjects from this list:

    Subject Code
    Contemporary Management
    MGT501
    Marketing Management
    MKT501
    Business Accounting & Finance
    ACC501
    Human Resource Management
    HRM502
    International Business
    MGT530
    Strategic Management
    MGT510

    You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode.

    Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

    Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • HR Management

    Choose four subjects from this list:

    Subject Code
    Human Resource Management (compulsory) HRM502 
    International Human Resource Management HRM514
    Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations HRM523
    Strategic Human Resource Management HRM528
    Organisational Behaviour HRM552
    Training & Development HRM560

    You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode.

    Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

    Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • Information Technology

    Choose four subjects from this list:

    Subject Code
    IT Infrastructure Management PG ITC540
    Information Security ITC595
    IT Risk Management ITC596
    Cloud Computing ITC561
    Cloud Security and Privacy ITC568
    IT Management Issues ITC563
    Internet of Things ITC560
    ITC Project Management ITC505

    You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode.

    Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

    Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • International Management

    Choose three subjects from this list:

    Subject Code
    Managing Quality and Innovation MGT505
    Entrepreneurship Project MGT537
    Managing Product and Service Innovation MKT520
    Digital & Social Media Marketing MKT525
    Big Data and Marketing Analytics MKT563
    Data Mining & Visualisation for Business Intelligence ITC516

    You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode.

    Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

    Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • Marketing

    Choose four subjects from this list:

    Subject Code
    Marketing and Management MKT501
    Consumer Behaviour MKT510
    Managing Product and Service Innovation
    MKT520
    Digital & Social Media Marketing MKT525
    Marketing Strategy MKT540
    Global Marketing MKT550
    Integrated Marketing Communications MKT570

    You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode.

    Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

    Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • Strategic Management

    Choose four subjects from this list:

    Subject Code
    Strategic Management (compulsory) MGT510 
    Contemporary Management MGT501
    Management of Change MGT540
    Strategic Human Resource Management HRM528
    Entrepreneurship Project MGT537

    *You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode.

    Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

    Not all subjects are offered each session.

Progression

If you successfully complete the Master of Commerce, you may receive credit for up to eight subjects towards the Charles Sturt MBA. If you don’t have an Australian bachelor’s degree in business (or equivalent), you will be required to pass the Graduate Diploma of Commerce before being admitted to the MBA program, with or without credit.

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.

Career opportunities 

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.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen postgraduate course.

Fees

Find out the tuition fees and other costs for your chosen postgraduate program at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

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