The Master of Commerce (Extension) allows you to understand the fundamentals of business while specialising in two areas such as marketing analytics, finance, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

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

The Master of Commerce (Extension) is innovative, industry-relevant and incorporates the latest thinking in business. You’ll choose two majors out of 14 specialist fields to pursue the combination that best suits your interests and career aspirations. 

This program is designed to expand your career prospects by giving you the opportunity to study two business specialisations. You'll gain core business knowledge as well as in-depth understanding of your two specialisation areas. 

Why study at UNSW?

When you join the UNSW Business School, you’ll join a cohort of high-achieving students and be welcomed into our global professional network. Our industry-leading educators will equip you with the expertise you need to excel in our rapidly evolving world. 

As a UNSW Business School student, you’ll have access to Career Accelerator - a portfolio of professional development opportunities that include local, national, and international work experiences, social practicums and internships for credit; and networking with career mentors and industry connections, 

UNSW supports entrepreneurship, with more founders than any other Australian university. We’re one of Asia-Pacific’s best business schools, with more than 90,000 alumni worldwide who could be connections for your future career.   

 

Program Code
8417
CRICOS Code
056227G
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
96
Indicative Enrolments
920

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To be eligible for UNSW Business Master’s programs, you’ll need to have a recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator.

Note: No other requirement (such as GMAT, GRE, personal statement or academic referee) is considered unless otherwise specified.  

Alternative Entry Pathways

Applicants who don’t have a credit average within their bachelor's degree may be assessed on other performance indicators, which may include: 

  • GMAT score of 600 or above. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is an exam created to measure the academic abilities needed to succeed in graduate management education
  • Completion of other undergraduate, postgraduate or postgraduate research qualifications
  • Professional qualifications completed through relevant professional bodies, for example the Institute of Chartered Accountants or CPA Australia
  • A Graduate Certificate from UNSW Business School with a credit average (65% or higher), for example the Graduate Certificate in 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 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.

You'll need a recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average, as determined by the UNSW Business School. If you do not have an undergraduate degree you may be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Commerce, a pathway program into the Master of Commerce (Ext). 
 

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.

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.

Whether you’re investing in your education to accelerate your career, change direction or gain accreditation, the UNSW Master of Commerce (Extension) offers a combination that suits your needs.  

You’ll have the opportunity to choose two specialisations from the following:

  • Accounting 

  • Economics & Finance

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • International Business 

  • Business Analytics

  • Marketing Analytics

  • Business Strategy

  • Management Accounting 

  • Financial Technology

  • Human Resource Management

  • Global Sustainability & Social Impact

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship 

  • Risk Management

With practical experience, workplace connections and a comprehensive understanding of the business environment, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running when you graduate. Position yourself as an expert in your field with UNSW’s Master of Commerce (Extension).  

Potential careers

  • 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

Depending on your chosen specialisation, the Master of Commerce (Extension) 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 

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
$70,800*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$48,240*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$98,960*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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