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 a world-class university.

Designed for students who are looking to make a career change or advance their dream career, our Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) 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

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.

The University of Sydney is also among the top 20 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2024), which include high scores on graduate employment outcomes.

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
  • Business Information Systems
  • Data Analytics for 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.

Customise your degree

While the Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) have different admission requirements, you can choose to transfer from either degree to the other and depending on your needs.

If you want to change your course from Master of Commerce to Master of Commerce (Extension), you must apply for the Master of Commerce (Extension) before you start your third semester.

Please apply for the new course before the admissions deadline for the following semester.  You can find the admissions deadline for the coming semester here.

This depends on whether you meet the admission criteria for the Master of Commerce.

In order to be considered, you are required to apply for the Master of Commerce online*.

Should the transfer be successful, you will be eligible for a full credit transfer where applicable to the Master of Commerce.

* The application process is the same as when students applied for the Master of Commerce (Extension).

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.


6 October 2020

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