Course structures

Course requirements

1. Master of Commerce

To qualify for the award of the Master of Commerce a candidate must complete 72 credit points^, comprising:

  • 12 credit points of Table A - Core units of study (completed in the first semester of study);
  • 6 to 12 credit points selected from Table A - Foundational units of study; *
  • a specialisation (24 credit points in addition to the 6 credit point
    Table A - Foundational unit) selected from Table A - Commerce areas of specialisation
  • 6 credit points selected from Table A - Capstone units of study (related to the chosen specialisation);**
  • at least 18 credit points selected from Table A - Selective units of study; and
  • any additional units of study from Table A – Elective units of study required to
    make 72 credit points in total.

^ Students with prior business experience or relevant qualifications may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to reduce the length of study required.

* Students with a prior business qualification may apply to have foundational units waived.

** Capstone units will be available from 2022.

The units of study for this degree are set out under the Table A for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Commerce and the Table A Commerce subject areas section in this handbook.

2. Master of Commerce (Extension)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Commerce (Extension), a candidate must
complete 96 credit points,^ comprising:

  • 12 credit points of Table A - Core units of study;
  • 6 to 12 credit points selected from Table A - Foundational units of study;*
  • a specialisation (24 credit points in addition to the 6 credit point Table A- Foundational unit) selected from Table A - Commerce areas of specialisation;
  • 6 credit points selected from Table A - Capstone units of study (related to a chosen specialisation);**
  • at least 18 credit points selected from Table A – Selective units of study; and
  • an additional specialisation (24 credit points) listed below and specified in Table A, dissertation (24 credit points) as specified in Table A - Research units or any additional units of study from Table A - Selective units of study or Table A - Elective units of study required to make 96 credit points in total.

^ Students with prior business experience or relevant qualifications may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to reduce the length of study required.

* Students with a prior business qualification may apply to have foundational units waived.

** Capstone units will be available from 2022.

The units of study for this degree are set out under the Table A for the Master of Commerce (Extension) and the Table A Commerce subject areas section in this handbook.

3. Graduate Diploma in Commerce

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Commerce, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:

  • 12 credit points of Table A - Core units of study;
  • 6 to 12 credit points selected from Table A - Foundational units of study;
  • up to 6 credit points selected from Table A - Selective units of study; and
  • additional units of study selected from Table A - Elective units of study required to
    make 48 credit points in total.

The units of study for this degree are set out under the Table A for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Commerce in this handbook.

4. Graduate Certificate in Commerce

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising:

  • 12 credit points of Table A - Core units of study;
  • 6 to 12 credit points selected from Table A - Foundational units of study; and
  • any additional units of study selected from Table A - Elective units of study required to make 24 credit points in total.

The units of study for this degree are set out under the Table A for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Commerce in this handbook.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes Graduate Qualities
1 Evaluate and synthesise advanced disciplinary frameworks and principles in a range of complex business contexts. Depth of disciplinary expertise
2 Apply advanced disciplinary frameworks and principles to solve business challenges. Critical thinking and Problem solving
3 Communicate persuasively and professionally to diverse stakeholder groups via the appropriate communication and presentation approach suitable to differing business contexts. Communication (oral and written)
4 Organise and evaluate complex information from diverse sources to influence and inform evidence-based decisions. Information and Digital literacy
5 Evaluate new opportunities and ideas in ambiguous business contexts, using innovative and creative strategies. Inventiveness
6 Effectively collaborate with others from diverse backgrounds and integrate social and cultural perspectives in decision making. Cultural competence
7 Integrate inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives to effectively respond to changing and complex business environments. Interdisciplinary effectiveness
8 Integrate ethical perspectives with personal and professional values in decision making. Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity
9 Lead change that facilitates collaborative and cooperative environments through reflection on personal and professional values, identities and actions. Influence