Master of Commerce

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This course 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. The course is intended to give students a solid introduction to the theoretical principles of finance and the practical requirements of financial management within for-profit corporate organisations. Learning through classes, conferences, group work and debates among students, graduates will possess highly-developed computer and technology skills for employees in today's commerce and related industries.

Designed for

Graduates of any discipline who wish to gain a solid business qualification


  • 16 credit points
  • 8 core units
  • and at least one faculty-wide specialisation of 4 credit points, which may include a core unit
  • plus completion of the compulsory zero credit point academic integrity module. The remaining 4 credit points of electives may be selected from a faculty-wide specialisation or other postgraduate units (subject to eligibility)


  • Academic Research, Accounting
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business
  • Arts and Cultural Industries
  • Business Analytics
  • Cyberlaw
  • Digital Transformation
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Trade and Business
  • Leadership
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Property and Real Estate
  • Public Sector Studies
  • Supply Chair Management.

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline
  • Or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
  • Or for international applicants:successful completion of Masters Qualifying Program (MQP)


If appropriate units are studied, students may satisfy the professional recognition requirements for entry into alternate professional bodies including CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).

Study pathways

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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $58,584
International: $80,184
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Cloud(online) Domestic: $58,584
International: $80,184
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time : 4 years

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