Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2019

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Commerce.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

UQ Business School

Email: info@business.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 8100

Web:

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2019

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Commerce.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean 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).

Same discipline is a Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:

  • accounting
  • advertising (business degree related only)
  • business
  • business administration
  • business information systems
  • commercialisation (business degree related only)
  • economics
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance
  • human resources
  • international business
  • international hotel and tourism management (UQ BIHTM and Griffith University BITHM degrees permitted, others considered on a case by case basis)
  • management
  • marketing
  • strategy
  • sustainability (business degree related only).

CRICOS Code: 002020B

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.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

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.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Commerce.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Master of Commerce

Dual degree programs for the Master of Commerce

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Visit the Future Students website for admissions information

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean 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).

Same discipline is a Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:

  • accounting
  • advertising (business degree related only)
  • business
  • business administration
  • business information systems
  • commercialisation (business degree related only)
  • economics
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance
  • human resources
  • international business
  • international hotel and tourism management (UQ BIHTM and Griffith University BITHM degrees permitted, others considered on a case by case basis)
  • management
  • marketing
  • strategy
  • sustainability (business degree related only).

Additional application requirements

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.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 002020B

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.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Commerce

Careers

Graduates of the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) program will be able to find employment as qualified accountants. Other graduates find employment opportunities in the areas of banking and finance, funds management, stockbroking, auditing, electronic retailing, and management consulting.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

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

Program requirements for the Master of Commerce

To complete the Master of Commerce

To fulfil the requirements of the Master of Commerce, a student must complete the requisite number of courses chosen from the course list in accordance with the Program Rules.

A student is required to obtain 24 units from the MCom (24 units) List comprising -

  • 12 units from one field of study in Part A; and
  • the remaining 12 units as a second field of study from Part A or from a combination of other courses in Part A, Part B, Part C and/or other courses approved by the Head of School (up to a maximum of 4 units). Part C courses require permission from the Head of School before enrolment will be approved.

Students who have previously undertaken studies in commerce must not choose a field of study similar to one previously studied within another program (some exceptions may apply to accounting).

Refer to the MCom (24 units) rules for further information.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland policies and rules which govern the conduct of UQ programs. These may be found on the UQ policies and rules page on the my.UQ website.

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: