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Where will the Master of Commerce lead you?

5 November 2020
Tailor the MCom to suit your interests and career goals
The University of Sydney Business School’s transformed Master of Commerce program allows you to choose from eight future-focused specialisations to truly personalise your learning and future-proof your career.

Whether you’re keen to further your career in Finance, interested in learning more about Data Analytics for Business or looking to pivot into Strategy, Innovation and Management, our Master of Commerce program has something for everyone.

When you choose to undertake our Master of Commerce program, you’ll be required to choose from one of eight specialisations, co-designed with industry to enable you to develop the skills and real-world mindset to succeed in the fourth industrial revolution and beyond.

Explore our specialisations below to see what topics and career pathways each one will offer you. You can choose one specialisation as a Master of Commerce student and up to two as a Master of Commerce (Extension) student.

Specialisations available

What does the specialisation cover?

The Accounting specialisation equips students with an in depth understanding of current accounting techniques and practices for use in an executive or managerial position. With its emphasis on understanding, analysing and interpreting financial and non-financial information for decision making, this specialisation develops critical skills in the evaluation of the financial position and performance of companies and their accounting systems, governance and management controls. It enables students to develop an integrated view of businesses from the procurement of resources to operations management and the evaluation of organizational performance.

What career pathways does the Master of Commerce (Accounting) offer?

A postgraduate specialisation in Accounting opens up a world of exciting possibilities for ambitious students in further research as well as the global financial sector. Graduates with an Accounting specialisation can pursue rewarding careers as:

  • Financial accountants
  • Management accountants
  • Business process managers
  • Business consultants/analysts
  • Supply chain analysts
  • Procurement analysts

Learn more about the Accounting specialisation and browse units of study.

What does the specialisation cover?

The Data Analytics for Business specialisation enables students to master the tools of quantitative analysis and apply them in a business setting. This involves building models of business problems and analysing business data.

Students will be able to utilise techniques from optimisation, statistics and artificial intelligence, together with business knowledge, to assist in business decision making.

What career pathways does the Master of Commerce (Data Analytics for Business) offer?

  • Data Analytics for Business graduates can pursue rewarding careers as:
  • Business data analysts
  • Data scientists
  • Market researchers
  • Commercial bankers
  • Financial planners
  • Fund Managers
  • Risk managers
  • Operation managers

Learn more about the Data Analytics for Business specialisation and browse units of study.

What does the specialisation cover?

The Digital Business specialisation allows students to gain an understanding of how businesses operate in the digital world. Students will learn about the crucial role modern digital technologies play in shaping new business models, disrupting industries and organising and transforming business operations.

What career pathways does the Master of Commerce (Digital Business) offer?

Digital Business graduates can expect career opportunities including:

  • Business consultants
  • Business analysts
  • Information systems managers 
  • Security analysts
  • Knowledge and information managers
  • Business systems analysts
  • Information systems project managers
  • Business process managers
  • IT management consultants

Learn more about the Digital Business specialisation and browse units of study.

What does the specialisation cover?

The Economics specialisation covers core microeconomic principles with applications to business behaviour, and the analysis of theories explaining trends in critical macroeconomic variables including economic growth, interest rates, inflation and the exchange rate.

What career pathways does the Master of Commerce (Economics) offer?

An Economics specialisation allows access to a wide range of career opportunities in the public and private sectors such as in banking, business consulting, financial management and as a policy analyst for government or NGOs. It is a powerful complement to other specialisations such as marketing, finance, data analytics and accounting.

Learn more about the Economics specialisation and browse units of study.

What does the specialisation cover?

The Finance specialisation prepares students for careers in asset management, investment banking, risk management, corporate strategy and regulation. The specialisation covers critical concepts in corporate finance and investments within its core units. 

The specialisation’s electives allow students to shape their advanced learning around existing experience, as well as build deep knowledge and technical skills in the key fields of industry. These include corporate valuation, derivative securities, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio theory, asset pricing and banking. Ethical and social considerations are discussed throughout the specialisation, and learning is supported through interactive tutorials and current content.

What career pathways does the Master of Commerce (Finance) offer?

The finance units are tailored as preparation for a number of different career paths such as:

  • Corporate advisors
  • Financial planners
  • Fund managers
  • Investment bankers
  • Commercial bankers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Accountants
  • Financial Economists
  • Stock trader
  • Dealers and brokers
  • Financial Regulators

Learn more about the Finance specialisation and browse units of study.

What does the specialisation cover?    

The Global Logistics specialisation is designed for students who want to develop careers in the fields of logistics and supply chain management, as well as for those currently practising in these areas.

The emphasis is on the operations and logistics functions in companies that source, produce, distribute and market nationally and internationally.

What career pathways does the Master of Commerce (Global Logistics) offer?

Graduates can pursue rewarding careers in diverse fields such as:

  • Supply chain analyst/planner/manager
  • Procurement analyst/manager
  • Logistics planner/manager
  • Sales and operations planner
  • Demand planner
  • Supplier relationship manager

Learn more about the Global Logistics specialisation and browse units of study.

What does the specialisation cover?

The Marketing specialisation offers exciting opportunities for research, theory and strategy in all aspects of business and organisation. The specialisation builds on fundamental marketing principles to give students the leading edge in marketing strategy and planning, including market research, communications, consumer behaviour and the development and marketing of new products.

What career pathways does the Master of Commerce (Marketing) offer?

A specialisation in marketing offers a wide range of professional opportunities including:

  • new product development
  • brand management
  • services management
  • retail and ecommerce management
  • advertising
  • public relations
  • market research
  • sales executives
  • social media content and response management
  • data science strategy.

Learn more about the Marketing specialisation and browse units of study.

What does the specialisation cover?

The Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation equips students with the knowledge, frameworks and tools that strategic thinkers and innovators use to address the wicked business challenges posed by a turbulent global environment, while also improving the social and environmental accountability of their operations. Students will learn how to think strategically, manage innovation, and mind sustainability goals. Further, they will hone their negotiation, teamwork and leadership skills to work effectively in established and entrepreneurial organisations.

What career pathways does the Master of Commerce (Strategy, Innovation and Management) offer?

Employers increasingly seek to recruit students with a much broader skill set than technical knowledge in one domain. This is true for the Big 4 consultancies, as well as for technological, service, and financial organisations, which are continuously diversifying their intakes of new recruits and hire strategic thinkers and innovators from across the globe.

The Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation addresses the increasing demand by equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to becomes effective strategists and innovators in 21st century organisations.

Learn more about the Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation and browse units of study.

Future-proof your career

Ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 4 in the world for graduate employability*, the University of Sydney will provide you with the skills and knowledge to future-proof your career.

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 both in Australia and around the world in prestigious international university rankings, giving you all the more reason as to why you should study the Master of Commerce at the University of Sydney Business School.

*2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

Ada Choi

Ada Chi Leng Choi holding a bunch of flowers at a Sydney market
Master of Commerce (Business Analytics and Marketing)
"The Master of Commerce degree offers a high level of flexibility, allowing me to develop new transferable skills and refresh industry knowledge while achieving a balance between my part-time work and studies. Choosing business analytics and marketing as my two specialisations, I was able to build deep competency in sophisticated data analytical skills and apply them in various marketing settings."
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