The future of work is complex and dynamic, which is why we’ve transformed our Master of Commerce program to be more agile and flexible than ever. With 8 future-focused specialisations to choose from, our 18 month and 2 year program options have been co-designed with industry to prepare you for the next step in your career.
From semester 1 2021, you can choose to study one of our transformed programs:
Find out which program is right for you below.
The accelerated 18 month Master of Commerce is designed for students with prior business or management qualifications seeking to build on their existing expertise and fast-track their career. Depending on your previous learning, you may also be eligible for credit towards your required units of study.
You will not only sharpen your fundamental business knowledge, but also hone your skillset by choosing from one of our eight specialisations to personalise your learning to your career objectives.
"After working with an investment banker for three years, I wanted to explore the different facets of finance and acquire specialised knowledge in mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuation, and risk management. This is why I chose the Finance specialisation, which has been a gateway for me to achieve a 12-week internship at a firm in Sydney where I had the opportunity to work on financial modelling and a feasibility study for the company's global expansion initiative."
If your undergraduate studies weren’t business or commerce related and you’re looking to change industries or pivot into business, the Master of Commerce is a comprehensive two year program designed to provide you with fundamental business acumen.
In addition to the foundational units of study covering all aspects of business, you will have the opportunity to choose 2 of our 8 specialisations to personalise your learning and tailor the degree to your career goals. Regardless of whether you want to be an Investment Banker, Brand Manager, Supply Chain Analyst or Management Consultant, the two year Master of Commerce (Extension) will provide you with the necessary skills to future-proof your career.
"We live in a world that is constantly changing. Choosing marketing and international business as my areas of interest has helped me develop skills that shape my ability to think critically in a business context.
"The knowledge I gained gave me a global mindset that has allowed me to both empathise with customers' problems and apply it to building a global business of my own."
Your personal circumstances may mean that you have a business background but still wish to apply for the two year Master of Commerce (Extension). Depending on your prior learning, you could be eligible to have your previous study recognised and credited.
Our two-year program will give you the opportunity to choose two of our eight specialisations to really personalise your learning to your interests and goals, and also will open up the doors to either participation in a global exchange program or a dissertation.
"A well-rounded, rigorous program that I highly recommend to anyone joining from a non-commerce background. My specialisations in marketing and international business formed the bedrock for my career in public relations, allowing me to hone my communications and presentation skills, cultivate business acumen and develop an eye for discerning marketing strategies behind impactful brand campaigns.
"The Master of Commerce opened many doors, from allowing me to live, work and study abroad on an overseas placement, to presenting at one of the leading international risk management conferences in Australasia."
Both the Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) programs have been co-designed with Industry enable you to 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.
Students of both programs can choose to take part in an Industry Placement Program in Australia, the US, Europe, or China, to get on-the-ground experience in a real world environment.
International students of both the Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) can also participate in our free, award-winning Job Smart Edge program, which enables international students to gain the skills and professional experience to gain employment upon graduation.
Both programs offer dedicated industry engagement experiences, as well as access to our award-winning Careers and Employability Office for specialised services that will help you achieve your career aspirations. The University of Sydney is ranked no. 1 in Australia and no. 4 in the world for graduate employability, and our future-focused curriculum combined with dedicated career support and industry exposure will enable you to put your best foot forward and secure your dream role.
"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."
Yes, we believe this gives prospective students great insight into the course, business school, University, and life in Sydney. You can chat with current international Master of Commerce students to learn more about what it’s like to be a postgraduate student here at the University of Sydney Business School.