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Master of Commerce (Extension)

This page was first published on 15 November 2023 and was last amended on 23 May 2024.
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Course requirements

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 degree core units of study
  • 6 credit points of foundational units of study in the same area as the chosen specialisation area*
  • 24 credit points of units of study from the units listed for the chosen specialisation area
  • a 6 credit point capstone unit of study that is related to the chosen specialisation area
  • 12 credit points of degree selective units of study; and
    • an additional 36 credit points to make 96 credit points in total in a combination of units as set out below:
    • 24 credit points of units of study from the units listed for a second specialisation area, 6 credit points of foundational units of study in the same area as the second specialisation,** and an additional 6 credit points selected from either:
      • 6 credit points of foundational units of study or
      • 6 credit points of degree selective units of study or
      • 6 credit points of elective units of study.
    • 24 credit points of dissertation units of study*** and an additional 12 credit points in a combination of units of study selected from:
      • 6 to 12 credit points of foundational units of study and/or
      • 6 to 12 credit points of degree selective units of study and/or
      • 6 to 12 credit points of elective units of study.
    • 36 credit points in a combination of units of study selected from:
      • 6 to 12 credit points of foundational units of study and/or
      • 6 to 36 credit points of degree selective units of study and/or
      • 6 to 36 credit points of optional elective units of study.

^ Students with 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 relevant foundational units waived.

 ** Students who choose to complete a second specialisation only must complete the capstone unit listed for their primary specialisation.

*** The dissertation units cannot be counted towards a specialisation. However, students may opt to substitute them for a capstone. Enrolment in the dissertation unit/s requires students to have completed 48 credit points in units of study within their degree with an 80% WAM, and a research proposal. Applicants also need to obtain confirmation from an academic staff member of their availability to supervise them for the project period. Refer to Canvas.

The units of study for this degree are set out under the Commerce (Extension) - unit of study table and the Unit of study tables under the Specialisation subject areas.

Progression guides

For progression guides for the course, please log into Canvas and navigate to Progression guides and examples.

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

Post-publication amendments

Date
Original publication
Post-publication amendment
23/05/2024 Qualifier for the Master of Commerce (Extension) course requirements published as:
*** Enrolment in the dissertation unit/s requires students to have completed 48 credit points in units of study within their degree with an 80% WAM, and a research proposal. Applicants also need to obtain confirmation from an academic staff member of their availability to supervise them for the project period. Refer to Canvas.
Qualifier for the Master of Commerce (Extension) course requirements amended to:
*** The dissertation units cannot be counted towards a specialisation. However, students may opt to substitute them for a capstone. Enrolment in the dissertation unit/s requires students to have completed 48 credit points in units of study within their degree with an 80% WAM, and a research proposal. Applicants also need to obtain confirmation from an academic staff member of their availability to supervise them for the project period. Refer to Canvas.