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 or Derivatives
- undertake industry internships and placements (subject to approval)
- complete a research methods course and a research project.
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.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||Bachelor degree or equivalent.|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Tertiary Qualifications||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:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $47,500|
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 and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- 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 a research methods course and a research project.
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
|Core Courses||Select all of the following courses from the list below:|
Six closed electives
|Research||A research methods course and a research project|
This program has equipped me with skills and attributes that shaped my career. The market research, analytics, management and leadership skills, and the ability to deliver results in limited time is a great unique skill and appreciated at my work.
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Last updated: Saturday, 25 Sep 2021