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Master of Commerce by coursework

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM176

CRICOS 081151C

The Master of Commerce general program provides the opportunity to design an individual program to suit particular needs. A variety of courses from different disciplines can be included, with a view to broadening business knowledge and skills.

Intakes into this program are offered in Semesters.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM176
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with at least a credit average; or a completed Graduate Certificate in Commerce from the University of Adelaide.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM176

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

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

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $28,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,000


    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

    Positions may include 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 advisor, politician, or project officer.
    Roles may also be found in the areas of agricultural marketing, food and wine, wine advertising/promotion, or 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]


    Potential careers

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

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • 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 3 Research courses.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Core Courses Select all of the following courses from the list below:

    6 Closed Electives 

    ACCTING 7009 Auditing & 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 & Accounting 

    CORPFIN 7019 Advanced Funds Management (M)
    CORPFIN 7020 Derivatives (M)
    CORPFIN 7021 Corporate Investment Evaluations (M)
    CORPFIN 7022 Advanced Corporate Finance (M)
    CORPFIN 7039 Equity Valuation & 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)

    2 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 Internship
    PROF 7503 Industry Placements 

    Research 2 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

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Last updated: Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017