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Master of  Commerce

Program code: 5584
CRICOS code: 082596K

Location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Master of Commerce

The Master of Commerce is designed for current managers seeking formal qualifications in finance or those seeking to move into senior management or a financial role. This program will help you to further develop your finance and management skills, and build specialist knowledge within your chosen area.

The Master of Commerce program offers two different entry points depending on your previous studies. The Master (1.5 years) is designed for those graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the same discipline. The Master (2 years) includes the core fundamentals of general management for those graduates with a Bachelor's degree from any discipline. Both Masters provide an opportunity for two fields of study or additional research electives (which may provide a pathway to research higher degree programs). Each specialised field of study will equip you with the relevant knowledge to jumpstart or advance your chosen profession.

You can choose to specialise in the areas of applied finance, information systems or professional accounting.

Summary

  • Program code
    5584
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    082596K

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; OR a Graduate Certificate in Commerce from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.
Field of Study: For students who have previously undertaken studies in business or commerce, entry will only be considered for a field not already studied (some exceptions may apply to accounting).

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Commerce are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Commerce are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Commerce. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Commerce at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited
  • Certified Practising Accountants Australia

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Commerce have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Commerce.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Applied Finance

Students undertake courses in financial management; portfolio management; and corporate finance principles including risk assessment and business statistics.

Information Systems

The field of Information Systems is designed for business managers who wish to obtain education and training in the analysis, design and management of Information Systems in a business environment. The program facilitates the development of advanced Information Systems skills that enable students to conduct business intelligence activities and advise on organisational information requirements and related strategy. Through completing the program, students are able to integrate their existing understanding of, and experience in, business, with skills for eliciting organisational requirements, and designing, developing and managing systems involving business data. The program thus equips students with a broad knowledge of technology issues, and targeted skills to develop well-rounded Business Analysts with a specialisation in Information Systems.

Professional Accounting

Courses allow students to develop the skills necessary to practice in the accounting profession. Students complete the field of study and use their electives to study the necessary prerequisites for associate membership of the key Australian accounting professional bodies: Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) (Australia) and the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Australia (ICAA).

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $44,272
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Commerce for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Commerce can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Commerce is 5584. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Evidence of residency status.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Commerce is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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