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Deepen your expertise, gain experience, and build networks to support your career goals. The Master of Commerce allows you to amplify your business knowledge in two specialisations, or diversify your skillset through future-focused electives.

 

 

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)

Overview

UNSW’s Master of Commerce (MCom) is a 1.7 year full-time postgraduate coursework degree. Designed in consultation with industry, this world-class business degree prepares you with the experience and knowledge you need to succeed in the career you want. This degree is career-focused from day one. Whatever you specialise in, you’ll connect with industry, learn with real-world tools and technology, and have access to work-experience, career development, and mentoring opportunities.

With 14 specialisations to choose from, the MCom offers the opportunity to specialise in two complementary areas of business, or to choose one specialisation and broaden your knowledge through electives that complement your field, such as analytics or FinTech. Guided by UNSW Business School’s highly reputable academics and professionals, you’ll deepen your expertise in your area of study, and gain the comprehensive understanding needed to thrive in any business environment.

Key features

 
  • Co-designed with industry leaders.
  • Choose from 14 specialisations.
  • Diversify your business expertise with the ability to study two specialisations.
  • Gain hands-on experience as you study, learning with the same technology used in industry.
  • Learn with world-leading experts and experienced professionals.
  • Gain accreditation in areas like professional accounting, human resources, financial analysis, and more.
  • Access work experience opportunities to support your career goals.
  • Access to a global alumni community with networking and mentoring opportunities. 
  • Join a community driving an ethical and sustainable future for business.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

World-class business education
UNSW Business School ranks 1st in Australia and Sydney for Business & Management*, and 1st in Sydney for Economics & Econometrics*. We’re a world-leader in career-focused education - consistently ranking in the top 50 universities worldwide** and recognised as the Most Employable University by the Australian Financial Review (AFR).

Career support
As a UNSW Business School student, you’ll have access to Career Accelerator, a unique program of work experience, professional development and global business project opportunities. UNSW supports start-ups. We’re the number one university attended by start-up founders, are renowned for our successful innovators, and are home to Australia’s most comprehensive university entrepreneurship program.

Industry connections
MCom students have the opportunity to connect and work with a global network of UNSW Business School’s alumni and industry partners including TotalEnergies (Vietnam), Cricket One, Emtek Group, Givvable, NetNada.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject

**QS World University Rankings

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

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Entry requirements

The 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you’ve studied an undergraduate degree that relates to the areas of business you’d like to study, you could be eligible for up to 24 Units of Credit (UOC), or four courses of RPL. These credit points will allow you to take fewer subjects and graduate sooner.  

Admission pathways

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

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.

The 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you’ve studied an undergraduate degree that relates to the areas of business you’d like to study, you could be eligible for up to 24 Units of Credit (UOC), or four courses of RPL. These credit points will allow you to take fewer subjects and graduate sooner.  

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.

Admission pathways

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

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. 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.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

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

  • Core units on professional skills, ethics, data literacy and data communication
  • Gateway courses that support your specialisation
  • Courses in one or two chosen specialisations
  • Business or free electives (if only one specialisation is chosen)  
  • A Coding for Business course
  • A capstone or practicum.

Full program structure

This Master’s degree can be studied full-time or part-time. 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 or Data Visualisation and Communication
  • 1 Gateway course to support your specialisation

Term 2

  • 2 Gateway courses to support your specialisation/s
  • 1 Course in your chosen specialisation/s

Term 3

  • 3 Courses in your chosen specialisation/s or electives

Summer Study Period

  • Take a break

Second year 

Term 1

  • 1 Course in your chosen specialisation/s or electives

  • 1 Business School elective course or Coding for Business
  •  Capstone course in your specialisation/s

You can explore the course structure of each subject in the handbook below. 

 

Future careers

UNSW graduates are renowned for their employability, and postgraduate study will help set you apart. With career-focused and real-world learning embedded into the MCom from the outset of your degree and a large community of industry partners to connect with, you’ll graduate with the confidence, experience and networks you need to go after and succeed in diverse careers.

Potential careers

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

  • Business Administration
  • 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

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Australian Human Resource Institute, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA)

How to apply

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 start your application?

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.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2022 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$35,770*
2022 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$54,005*

*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.

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$50,200*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$75,790*

*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.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


  • Top 50
    Worldwide

    QS World University Rankings, 2022.

  • Most
    Employable Graduates

    AFR Top 100 Future leaders Award.

  • Leading
    Innovation

    #1 Australian uni attended by start-up founders.

I can flexibly choose my subjects each term depending on the workload that I’m able to take on.
A portrait of Master of Commerce Student Vanessa Gershkovich

Vanessa Gershkovich

Master's student

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