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Master of Commerce
Type: Masters Degree Coursework
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Attendance: On Campus Learning
CRICOS: 077416F
Duration: 1.5 Years Full-time
Fees: AUD 31,936 / Annual
Course Intakes: FEB- JUL- JUN- MAR- NOV- OCT

Master of Commerce

The Master of Commerce (with specialisations) (12 subjects) from Charles Sturt University will provide you with an expansive education in areas of contemporary business.

  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements

If you are new to business, Charles Sturt University's Master of Commerce (with specialisations) (12 subjects) offers you the flexibility to study business fundamentals. If you have existing business knowledge, you'll have opportunities to complement your skills and develop expertise in new discipline areas.

  • Design your own degreeThis degree offers complete flexibility to study whichever area of business you want to. Choose from more than 100 subjects in areas such as accounting, business law, conflict and dispute resolution, finance, human resources, industrial relations, international business, IT management, leadership, management, marketing, public sector management and sustainability management.
  • Choose your pathCharles Sturt University offers a large number of specialisations aligned to contemporary business practices so that you gain the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills to progress your career.
  • Flexible online deliveryYou can study this degree online from any location at a time convenient to you, enabling you to continue meeting your work, travel or other commitments. Subjects are taught using online study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings and subject forums.
  • Choose your level of studyIf you decide on a shorter course of study, you can exit with a Graduate Diploma of Commerce after completing eight subjects. If you return to your Master of Commerce (with specialisations) (12 subjects), you'll receive credit for the subjects you've completed.
  • Overseas study opportunitiesThere is the opportunity to see the world through international study experiences. International study trips are academically challenging and culturally engaging, helping to prepare you for your career and leadership positions in the global business environment. Learn about the local culture and business practices and experience first-hand the challenges of doing business overseas.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The Master of Commerce (MCom) is an articulated set with a Graduate Diploma subset which provides both entry and exit points.

Each subject has a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

ONLINE EDUCATION

Master of Commerce (12 subjects)

The twelve subject (96 point) Master of Commerce consists of subjects chosen from the pool of approved MCom subjects. Students may elect to tailor their degree to specific discipline areas by completing one or more of the designated specialisations, or may elect to study any twelve subjects from across the program.

Subjects that are counted towards one specialisation may not be counted again towards another. Students must contact the Course Director to receive approval for an alternate subject.

Students who complete one or more of the designated specialisations will graduate with the specialisation names on their testamur.

Master of Commerce (16 subjects)

The 128 point Master course consists of sixteen subjects. This extended version of the MCom is targeted at international students who may have completed a tertiary qualification which is not recognised as equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. These students may be admitted to the Graduate Diploma of Commerce on the basis of a combination of prior qualifications and work experience.  On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Commerce students can transfer to the Master of Commerce (16 subjects) program with credit for all subjects successfully completed

The course structure for the 16 subject MCom is similar to the structure listed for the 12 subject MCom.

Students who complete one or more of the designated specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation names on their testamur.

Graduate Diploma of Commerce (8 subjects)

The course consists of eight subjects chosen from the pool of approved MCom subjects. Students may enter directly into the Graduate Diploma or exit with that award from the MCom.

Specialisations available in the Master of Commerce

Conflict & Dispute Resolution

Choose four from:
HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods& Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW519 Negiotiation Skills

Finance

FIN516 Corporate Finance
Plus three of the following:
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN560 Financial Planning
LAW523 Finance Law

Financial Planning

FIN560 Financial Planning
Plus three of the following:
FIN562 Risk Management & Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation & Retirement Planning
FIN567 Investing in Property
LAW545 Taxation Strategies

General Management

Choose four from:
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT510 Strategic Management

Human Resource Management

Choose four from:
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM514 Cross Cultural & International HRM
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM560 Training, Design & Development
LAW515 Law of Employment

Industrial Relations

Choose four from:
INR501 Industrial Relations in Context
INR502 Contemporary Issues in Industrial Relations
INR503 Industrial Relations in Practice
LAW515 Law of Employment
INR517 Legal Frameworks of Employment Relations

Information Technology

Choose four from:
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC505 ICT Project Management

International Management

Choose four from:
HRM514 Cross Cultural & International HRM
MGT530 International Business
MKT550 Global Marketing
MGT510 Strategic Management
HRM516 International Management Behaviour
MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
MBA551 International Placement & Study Tour

Leadership

MGM501 Theory to Practice of Leadership
Plus three of the following:
MGT584 Leadership and Teams
MGT549 Toxic Leadership
MGT552 Leadership & Social Impact
MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership

Management of Organisational Change

32 points from:
HRM531 Organisational Politics
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
MGT505 Managing Quality & Innovation
MGT540 Facilitating Change
MGT553 Project Management
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
COM540 Corporate Culture & Change Communication (16 points)

Marketing

Choose four from:
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
MKT513 Social Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
MGT598 Business Research

Operations Management

Choose four from:
MGT505 Managing Quality & Innovation
MGT550 Operations Management
MGT553 Project Management
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
MGT598 Business Research

Public Sector Management

PAD591 Public Sector Management
Plus 24 points from:
ACC525 Financial Accountability in the Public Sector
LAW503 Australian Administrative Law
MGT540 Facilitating Change
INR501 Industrial Relations in Context
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 pts)

Strategic Management

MGT510 Strategic Management
Choose three from:
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MGT540 Facilitating Change
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project

Social Impact

Choose four from:
MKT513 Social Marketing
MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MGT552 Leadership and Social Impact
MGT531 Business Ethics
ENM433 People in the Global Environment
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management

Corporate Communications

32 points from:
COM538 Communication in Organisations (16 points)
COM539 Issues, Crisis and Reputation (16 points)
COM540 Corporate Culture, Stakeholder and Change Communication (16 points)

Digital, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Choose four from:
MGT505 Managing Quality & Innovation
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
ITC516 Data Mining & Visualisation for Business Intelligence

Data, Management & Analytics

Choose four from:
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
INF461 An Introduction to Data Management: Governance, Standards & Ethics
INF463 Introduction to Data Tools and Analytics
ITC516 Data Mining & Visualisation for Business Intelligence
JST495 Intelligence and Analytics
STA501 Scientific Data Analysis

Governance Fraud & Risk

32 points from:
JST412 Financial Crime Control and Risk Management
JST473 Forensic Accounting, Asset Tracing and Recovery
JST498 Foundations in Financial Crime (16 points)*
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
ITC578 Dark Web

*Strongly recommended students complete this subject

Additional Restricted Electives:

ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation
ACG508 Accounting Standards, Application and Disclosures
ACG509 Global Perspectives of Accounting
ACG510 Ethical Auditing and Assurance
ACG511 Interpreting and Communicating Accounting
ACG512 Data Analysis for Financial Decision-making
ACG513 Contemporary cost Accounting for Management Decision-making
ACG514 Ethics, Governance and Developments in Accounting Thought
ECO511 Economics for Business
ESA501 Mapping the Field fo Educational Leadership
ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
ESA503 Leading Educational Change
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN535 Strategic Finance
HCS532 Law for the Human Services
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM563 Organisational Development & Workforce Capabilities
HRM534 Contemporary Issues in HRM
ITC514 Linux Security Administration
ITC544 Computer Organisation and Architecture
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
JST537 Regulation of Crime
JST538 KYC CCD Controls
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW533 Taxation Principles and Application
LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System
MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective
MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics
MKT561 Services Marketing
MKT562 Business to Business Marketing
PHL401 Critical Reasoning

Note: Not all of the subjects listed above will be delivered at the Study Centres. Study Centre students may undertake some of these subjects via Online study subject to approval.

CSU STUDY CENTRES (ON CAMPUS STUDY ONLY)

Both the 12 and 16 subject Master of Commerce courses are offered on campus at the CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne.  A limited number of specialisations and subjects are offered as part of the on campus delivery at the CSU Study Centres.

Students enrolled at the CSU Study Centres choose from the following specialisations:

Digital, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Choose four from:
MGT505 Managing Quality & Innovation
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
ITC516 Data Mining & Visualisation for Business Intelligence

Finance

FIN516 Corporate Finance
Plus three of the following:
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN560 Financial Planning
General Management

Choose four from:
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT510 Strategic Management
Human Resource Management

Choose four from:
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM514 International HRM
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM560 Training & Development Environment
Information Technology

Choose four from:
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC505 ICT Project Management
International Management

Choose four from:
HRM514 International HRM
MGT530 International Business
MKT550 Global Marketing
MGT510 Strategic Management
MBA551 International Placement & Study Tour
Marketing

Choose four from:
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
Strategic Management

MGT510 Strategic Management
Choose three from:
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MGT540 Management of Change
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project
Additional Restricted Elective subjects available at the Study Centres:

ACC501 Business Accounting and Finance
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ECO501 Business Economics
HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities
MGT531 Business Ethics
MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective

International students must meet minimum academic and English language requirements to be eligible to study with us.

Minimum academic requirements

Entry requirements for Charles Sturt University courses vary from country to country.

Basic entry requirement information is listed below as a guide only. Some courses have specific academic requirements for international students.

All applications are assessed on a case by case basis.

Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

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