Master of Commerce by coursework

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM176
CRICOS 081151C

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.

  • Entry Requirements

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3CM176
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM176

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 081151C
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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
    Tertiary Qualifications
    • Graduate entry only

    • Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $31,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    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.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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 Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    Work placement can include:

    Professional Accreditation

    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

    Potential careers

    Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Analyst, Financial Manager, Financial Planner, Financial Services Officer

  • Degree Structure

    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:

    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


    May 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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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019