Meet your career goals with a versatile skillset and essential knowledge in fields like marketing, international business, human resource management, fintech and more.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Master of Commerce
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
1.7 Year(s)

Explore the latest business thinking in this postgraduate coursework degree. You will build real-world expertise and career opportunities with practical experience, workplace connections and a comprehensive understanding of the business environment in your chosen field. Choose from a broad selection of specialisations to suit your interests and strengthen your career direction in as little as 1.5 years full-time.

Key features

  • Boost or change your career in less than two years

  • Choose from more than ten specialisations 

  • Get professional accreditation

  • Work experience opportunities  

  • Industry networking opportunities 

Why study at UNSW?

As a UNSW Business School student, you’ll have access to Career Accelerator - a portfolio of work experience, professional development and global business project opportunities.

UNSW supports startups, with more founders than any other Australian university. UNSW Business School is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading business schools, with more than 90,000 alumni worldwide who could be connections for your future career.

 

Program Code
8404
CRICOS Code
000933K
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
72
Indicative Enrolments
1,483

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This degree’s admission requirements are based on you having a recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average, as determined by the UNSW Business School.  You may be considered eligible if your undergraduate degree WAM is between 60-64% and your GMAT score is 600 or above. 

If you don't meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible to study the Graduate Certificate in Commerce as a pathway into the Master of Commerce (MCom). Upon successful completion, your Graduate Certificate in Commerce courses may be credited towards your MCom. 

Alternative entry pathways

If you do not have an undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Commerce, which is a pathway program into the Master of Commerce.

If you are applying for a Masters’ degree, up to four courses, or 24 Units of Credit (UOC) may be awarded based on your previous business studies (bachelor or higher). You’ll be notified of the credits in your official letter of offer.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you are applying for a Masters’ degree, up to four courses, or 24 Units of Credit (UOC) may be awarded based on your previous business studies (bachelor or higher). You’ll be notified of the credits in your official letter of offer.

This degree’s admission requirements are based on you having a recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average, as determined by the UNSW Business School.  You may be considered eligible if your undergraduate degree WAM is between 60-64% and your GMAT score is 600 or above. 

If you don't meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible to study the Graduate Certificate in Commerce as a pathway into the Master of Commerce (MCom). Upon successful completion, your Graduate Certificate in Commerce courses may be credited towards your MCom. 

Note: Applicants from non-211 universities in China wishing to study Postgraduate Coursework in the UNSW Business School must achieve a minimum overall average of 88 in their current university’s grading system. This is equivalent to an 85% Australian scaled average using the calculator.

 

Pathway programs

If you do not have an undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Commerce, which is a pathway program into the Master of Commerce.

 

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you are applying for a Masters’ degree, up to four courses, or 24 Units of Credit (UOC) may be awarded based on your previous business studies (bachelor or higher). You’ll be notified of the credits in your official letter of offer.

The Master of Commerce is a 1.7 year program consisting of 12 courses.  The program includes:

  • Core courses on professional skills and data analytics

  • Gateway courses that support your specialisation

  • Courses in your chosen specialisation 

  • A UNSW Business School elective course

  • A Capstone or Practicum course 

Full program structure

This Master’s degree involves twelve courses of full-time or part-time study. Full-time study is considered two to three courses per term, however it’s normal for postgraduate students to plan their studies around other life commitments. Each UNSW university year has three terms and an optional summer study period. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term. 

Below is an example of what you might study if you completed three courses per term.  

First year 

Term 1

  • 1 Core course in Professional Skills and Ethics

  • 1 Core course in Data Analysis

  • 1 Gateway course to support your specialisation

Term 2

  • 2 Gateway courses to support your specialisation 

  • 1 Course in your chosen specialisation

Term 3

  • 3 Courses in your chosen specialisation

Summer Study Period

  • (Take a break) 

Second Year 

Term 1

  • 1 Course in your chosen specialisation

  • 1 Business School elective course

  • 1 Capstone course in your specialisation

The Master of Commerce (MCom) graduates develop rewarding careers across a wide range of sectors. Our graduates are highly sought after in professional services, marketing, consulting, international business, and human resource management.

Potential careers

MCom graduates develop rewarding careers across a wide range of sectors in roles including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Commercialisation Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • Consultant
  • Customer Experience Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Digital Innovation Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Technology Developer
  • Funds Manager
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing or Brand Manager
  • People and Culture Specialist
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Regulatory Officer
  • Risk Analyst
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Stakeholder Engagement Manager
  • Strategist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Venture Capitalist

Accreditation

The Master of Commerce meets the education requirement of various professional bodies including:

  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • ACCA and Institute of Public Accountants
  • Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA)

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$35,280*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$53,040*

Fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as your residency status. For generic information on tuition fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, visit Domestic Student fees and Commonwealth Supported Places

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$48,240*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$74,100*

Fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as your residency status. For generic information on tuition fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, visit International Student fees.

Scholarships

Thanks to our generous supporters we're able to support UNSW Business School students from all backgrounds and academic abilities, with our extensive selection of scholarships and awards.

Featured scholarship

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Australasia Scholarship 
Established to support students undertaking the Master of Commerce or Master of Commerce (Extension) specialising in Global Sustainability & Social Impact at UNSW Sydney. 

See all Business School scholarships for domestic students.

Featured scholarship

UNSW Business School International Scholarship 
This scholarship supports international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who are commencing full-time study at UNSW. Explore the full range of UNSW Business School international scholarships


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