Deakin University

Master of Commerce

Deakin University

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

The Master of Commerce aims to provide a contemporary business course with a variety of choices and flexibilities to suit students’ skills and preferences. The Master of Commerce has been designed for students who are from any field of study whether their background is in business or another area such as education, arts, or engineering, who want to upskill or to change their career paths or to advance their understanding of core business knowledge to pursue a career in the modern commercial world.

Designed for

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


  • 16 credit points total which include: 5 credit points of course grouped electives
  • one 4 credit point taken from the available Faculty-wide specialisations
  • 3 credit points of core units, and 4 credit points of general electives
  • Students also complete one zero credit point academic integrity module.


  • Academic Research
  • Accounting
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business
  • Arts and Cultural Industries
  • Business Analytics
  • Business law
  • Cyberlaw
  • Digital transformation
  • Event management
  • 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 Chain 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)
  • Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course
  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.


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

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Commerce allows articulation into this course with credit for units completed. 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. Alternative exits: Graduate Certificate of Commerce; Graduate Diploma of Commerce.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $58,584
International: $80,184
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $58,584
International: $80,184
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online), Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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