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Commerce

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Start a new career or extend your skills in one of five business disciplines.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Commerce
  • Duration

    Duration

    2 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    400
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    078409G
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2023

15 August 2022

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Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

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Semester 1, 2024

Applications now open!

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

Course outline
Commerce

Outline

Outline

This internationally focused, two-year master degree is ideal if you are looking to move into a new career in business.

During your first semester, you’ll study core commerce units that will enhance your employability, including business project management, business analytics and data visualisation, and transformative technologies that impact society and its business practices. These units will help to extend your core knowledge in varied areas of business and STEM, and allow you to network with a wider range of peers.

You’ll then choose a major of your choice to suit your interests and gain knowledge of practices, principle and concepts in that business discipline. You’ll undertake practical learning experiences that give you the ability to solve complex business problems. You’ll also gain knowledge and research skills that you can apply to your particular industry.

Towards the end of your course, you’ll complete a capstone experience, which may include an internship, consultancy experience, research project or study tour. Your capstone experience will grow your business acumen, skill sets, networks and knowledge of industry settings before your graduate.

Note: If you have a bachelor degree relevant to your chosen major, you may be exempt from studying our commerce core units and be able to complete this course after 1.5 years full-time study. If you have a relevant bachelor degree, plus five years relevant work experience, you may be able to complete this course after one year.

Choose your major

In your second year, you’ll get to choose a major: a series of more than eight units in the same discipline.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge to solve complex business problems and achieve innovative business solutions that are valued by industry, government, and community.
  • analyse business problems in ways that demonstrate critical thinking to achieve responsible management decisions that consider international contexts, and diverse stakeholders including local First Peoples.
  • demonstrate digital and cultural competency expected in business management contexts, effectively communicating in ways that professional.
  • demonstrate the professional skills, knowledge and attributes including ethical perspectives needed for a professional career in business.

Why study Commerce

Internationally accredited

Curtin Business School is internationally accredited by AACSB and EQUIS.

Accelerated learning

if you hold a relevant bachelor degree and have gained relevant work experience, you may be able to complete this course in a single year or 1.5 years.

Broad career options

Move into a new career in finance, human resources, information technology, marketing or supply chain management.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Specifically applicants require a bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$31,814*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-COMM
  • CRICOS code: 078409G
  • Last updated on: 6 December 2023

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