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Why study a Master of Commerce at Sydney?

Make a career change or advance your dream career
Future-proof your career with the transformed Master of Commerce from Australia’s No. 1 university for graduate employability.*

Designed for students who are looking to make a career change or advance their dream career, our transformed Master of Commerce programs will provide you with an applied understanding of business concepts and practices and allow you to specialise in a field of your choice.

Co-designed with industry, you will develop a global, responsible and adaptable mindset as well as the skills and real-world experience to succeed in the fourth industrial revolution and beyond.

Find out why a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney Business School is the right choice for you. 

Become a highly employable graduate

The University of Sydney is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 4 in the world for graduate employability.*

As a Business School student, you will have access to our award-winning Careers and Employability Office for specialised services that will help you achieve your career aspirations. They can help you plan your career, develop your career decision-making skills, tailor your resume and job applications, engage in experiential recruitment activities such as mock interviews and assessment centres, and connect you with top graduate recruiters and corporate partners.

Gain valuable work experience

As a Master of Commerce student, you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in Australia or overseas, which will count towards your degree.  

We also offer the award-winning free Job Smart Edge program, which enables international students to gain the skills and professional experience to gain employment when they graduate.

Annabella Irene
Annabella Irene, Master of Commerce
"Thanks to the network opportunities offered by the Job Smart Program, I was able to earn an internship in the Analytics and Cognitive consulting division at Deloitte. With a passion for emerging technologies and data, I am excited by the opportunity to understand the different issues clients face in the real world."
Learn more about Job Smart Edge

Specialise in a field of your choice

Our Master of Commerce programs offer eight future-focused specialisations, giving you a competitive edge in your area of choice. Specialisations include:

  • Accounting
  • Data Analytics for Business
  • Digital Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Global Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Strategy, Innovation and Management

You can choose one specialisation in our Master of Commerce and up to two in our Master of Commerce (Extension).

Choose to study in a timeframe that suits you

We offer two programs for you to choose from:

Our two-year program meets the requirements for international students wishing to apply for a post-study work visa in Australia.

We also offer flexible pathway options through our Graduate Diploma in Commerce and Graduate Certificate in Commerce.

If you have relevant previous qualifications, you may also be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

Emmanuel Vergara, Master of Commerce (Finance) '17, Director, Cambridge Investment Partners
“After five years working in investment banking and funds management, I wanted to extend my technical knowledge so I chose to undertake the finance specialisation within the Master of Commerce. The Business School’s flexible class schedules allowed me to balance full-time work and studies effectively.”
Learn more about our Master of Commerce (Extension)

No prior work experience needed

One of the best advantages to our Master of Commerce (Extension) is that you do not need to have a background in business. Any bachelor’s degree will allow you to apply to the course immediately after graduation – no work experience required.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in commerce or business, or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of one-year’s relevant work experience, you can choose to study our Master of Commerce.

Join one of the world’s top business schools

The University of Sydney Business School is triple accredited, placing it in the top one percent of business schools in the world.

Our programs are frequently rated among the best in Australia and around the world in prestigious international university rankings. Discover our rankings.


*QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020

6 October 2020

Student timeline: Disty Winata


Completed undergraduate degree in health sciences.


Commenced Master of Commerce to launch career in business and marketing.


Completed internships in both Sydney and Singapore through the Master of Commerce.


Received the Best Quick Pivoting Award from Incubate, a startup program at the University of Sydney.


Graduated with a Master of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of Sydney Business School.


Worked for marketing leaders such as Spotify and ClickView.


Digital Communications Socioeconomic Consultant at United Nations Information Centre.

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