Master of Commerce by coursework
Business your way
The University of Adelaide’s Business School has been pushing boundaries in business education for over 115 years. We have a wide range of innovative postgraduate courses designed to build advanced business skills and knowledge.
Our Master of Commerce provides an opportunity to design an individual study program tailored to your needs, interests and career goals.
What will you do?
Your degree can include courses from a variety of different disciplines. You will:
- enrol in five core topics
- choose eight electives—from Strategic Marketing or Understanding Consumers to Income Taxation and Derivatives
- undertake industry internships and placements subject to approval
- complete three research courses.
Where could it take you?
If your strengths lie in understanding and working with people you might pursue marketing or project management. You could put your skills to use championing early-stage start-ups. Perhaps you’ve a knack for patterns and numbers that will see you move into corporate accounting or market research.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM176 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM176
CRICOS 081151C Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
- Graduate entry only
- Bachelor degree or equivalent
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $31,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $44,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates are well equipped for a wide range of positions, including: accountant, administrative assistant, lecturer, market researcher, marketer/marketing manager, auditor, banker, business analyst, business consultant, business data analyst, education coordinator, natural resource manager, business lawyer, natural resource planner, curator, police officer, political adviser, politician, or project officer.
Roles may also be found in the areas of agricultural marketing, food and wine, wine advertising/promotion, and parks management.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Work placement can include:
Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Analyst, Financial Manager, Financial Planner, Financial Services Officer
Students complete five core courses and six closed elective courses. The remaining two elective courses will be chosen from a number of electives, depending on the student's main specialisation.
Students must also complete three research courses.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative Study Plan Core Courses Select all of the following courses from the list below: Electives
Six closed electives
ACCTING 7009: Auditing and Assurance Services (M)
ACCTING 7014: Management Accounting (M)
ACCTING 7023: Advanced Financial Accounting (M)
COMMLAW 7013: Income Taxation (M)
COMMLAW 7012: Business and Corporations Law
ACCTFIN 7001: Ethical Principles in Finance and Accounting
CORPFIN 7019: Advanced Funds Management (M)
CORPFIN 7020: Derivatives (M)
CORPFIN 7021: Corporate Investment Evaluation (M)
CORPFIN 7022: Advanced Corporate Finance (M)
CORPFIN 7039: Equity Valuation and Analysis (M)
CORPFIN 7040: Fixed Income Securities
CORPFIN 7042: Corporate Financial Risk Management (M)
MARKETNG 7023: Understanding Consumers (M)
MARKETNG 7024: Developing Global Markets (M)
MARKETNG 7025: Integrated Marketing Communications (M)
MARKETNG 7032: Strategic Marketing (M)
Two general electives chosen from:
Any other postgraduate coursework courses within the Faculty of the Professions approved by the Program Coordinator.
Subject to approval students may be eligible to undertake the following electives:
PROF 7500: Professions Internship Program
PROF 7502: International Professions Internship
PROF 7503: Industry Placements
Research Two research courses
AssessmentMay include, but not limited to: examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, tutorial work as prescribed within each course.
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019