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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 23.6k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 23.6k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 12 December 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 301pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The Master of Commerce program offers a pathway to PhD study. Students with little background in commerce can still reach an advanced level of academic study. The program provides an advanced and in-depth level of study in one or more business or commerce disciplines, such as accounting, finance or business information systems.

    The program is taught by research active academic staff. Students are exposed to professional and scholarly academic research in commerce, enhancing their academic competence. Students are also able to acquire research skills in commerce and to undertake independent research.

    Career Options

    Employment Opportunities

    Graduates of the Master of Commerce are eligible to apply for entry to Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce) program.

    Graduates of the Master of Commerce also develop high-level technical, analytical and communication skills which are in high demand in all industries.

    For more information on careers see the ANU Careers Centre link on the Useful Links Page.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. Exercise independent judgement to evaluate business problems in complex contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
    2. Integrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in business which includes a selection of issues in accounting, auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, commercial law, corporation law, taxation law and research methods in business related disciplines
    3. Critically apply theoretical, technical knowledge and research-based skills to evaluate and solve emerging and advanced business problems, and to conduct a research-based project
    4. Justify and communicate ideas in collaborative contexts, including interpretation and communication of theoretical issues to both specialist and non-specialists audience in business related disciplines
    5. Seek and reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements and initiate this process for others

    The Master of Commerce requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

    A maximum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    BUSI7019 The Global Business Environment

    BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

    ECON8069 Business Economics

    FINM7006 Foundations of Finance

    INFS7040 Electronic Commerce for Managers

    MGMT7030 Foundations of Management

    MKTG7001 Marketing

    MKTG7050 Consumer Behaviour and Analysis

    STAT6006 Marketing Research Methods

    STAT6046 Financial Mathematics

    STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

    A maximum of 48 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    BUSI7001 International Logistics Management

    BUSI7020 The European Business System

    BUSI7033 International Management

    BUSI7055 Asian Business Systems

    BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

    BUSN7006 Public Sector Accounting and Reporting

    BUSN7017 Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Accountability & Reporting

    BUSN7021 Taxation Law

    BUSN7024 Project Management Principles

    BUSN7031 Management Accounting & Cost Analysis

    BUSN7036 Analysis of Financial Statements

    BUSN7045 Corporate Governance

    BUSN7049 Corporate Financial Reporting

    BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting

    BUSN7052 Commercial Law

    BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services

    BUSN7057 Business Associations Law

    INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems

    INFS7007 Information Systems Analysis and Modelling

    FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance

    FINM7008 Applied Investments

    FINM7041 Applied Derivatives

    FINM7044 Applied Valuation

    MGMT7001 Business Communication

    MGMT 7003 Organisational Behaviour

    MGMT7006 Effective Business Decision Making

    MGMT7007 Management for Sustainability

    MGMT7029 Managing Change in Organisations

    MGMT7107 Managing Across Cultures

    MGMT7153 Leadership Skills

    MGMT7165 Innovation and Commercialisation

    MGMT7169 A Management Framework for Business Projects

    MGMT7170 Tools and Techniques for Business Project Management

    MGMT7171 Strategic Human Resource Management

    MGMT8005 Project Risk and Issue Management

    MKTG7003 Financial Services Marketing

    MKTG7027 Marketing Strategy

    MKTG7035 Global Marketing

    MKTG7058 Applied Market Research

    STAT6038 Regression Modelling

    STAT7001 Applied Statistics

    STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis

    STAT7029 Design of Experiments and Surveys

    A minimum of 48 units from completion of courses from the following three lists:

    A minimum of 6 units from completion of research method courses from the following list:

    BUSN8013 Seminar in Research Method

    BUSN8018 Qualitative Research Method

    A minimum of 6 units from completion of a research project from the following list:

    BUSN8801 Commerce Research Report

    BUSN8802 Masters Research Project

    BUSN8803 Masters Subthesis

    BUSN8804 Masters Subthesis

    A minimum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    BUSN8003 Advanced Managerial Decision Making

    BUSN8007 Analysis of Financial Reporting

    BUSN8010 Special Topics in Commerce

    BUSN8012 Auditing Concepts & Issues

    BUSN8016 Taxation Concepts & Issues

    BUSN8101 Special Topics in Commerce

    BUSN8102 Special Topics in Commerce

    BUSN8103 Special Topics in Commerce

    BUSN8145 Corporate Governance: Research Preparation

    BUSN8056 Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services

    BUSN8062 Managing Major Projects

    INFS8004 Enterprise Systems & Business Process Management

    INFS8005 Information Systems Development Methodologies

    INFS8201 Advanced Topics in Information Systems Research

    INFS8205 Organisational Knowledge and Strategic Information Systems

    ECON8037 Financial Economics

    ECON8038 Industrial Organisation

    ECON8040 Resource and Environmental Economics

    ECON8053 Strategic Thinking: An Introduction to Game Theory

    ECON8055 Competition Policy and the Economics of Regulation

    EMET6007 Econometrics I: Econometric Methods

    EMET6008 Econometrics II: Econometric Modelling

    EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

    EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

    FINM7003 Continuous Time Finance

    FINM8004 Advanced Corporate Finance

    FINM8006 Advanced Investments

    FINM8007 Topics in International Finance

    FINM8009 Derivative Instruments and Markets

    FINM8014 Applied Financial Intermediation and Debt Market

    FINM8016 Portfolio Construction

    FINM8017 Trading and Markets

    Students must pass and achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units attempted to remain enrolled in the Master of Commerce.

    If the total number of units attempted exceeds 48 in the same teaching period in which the 48th unit is attempted, exactly 48 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from course in descend

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%.

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

    Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

    Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

    Students must pass and achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units attempted to remain enrolled in the Master of Commerce.

    Cognate disciplines

    Accounting; Actuarial studies; Business; Business information systems; Computing science; Economics; Finance; International business; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Statistics

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

    Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

    For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email

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