Postgraduate

Master of Commerce

Whether you're a recent graduate or qualified professional, expand your skill set and gain specialised business knowledge in an area of your choosing.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Both subject-specific knowledge and generic skills are developed in this course, providing the opportunity for a range of specialisations and electives to be covered. Graduates may be employed in their area of interest or specialisation at a senior level, including:

  • Consulting
  • Trustee and program officer
  • Tax specialist
  • Auditor
  • Investment banking
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
Major employers include firms such as:
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Major corporates like Wesfarmers and Woodside
  • Small businesses
  • Public sector
  • Local government

Both subject-specific knowledge and generic skills are developed in this course, providing the opportunity for a range of specialisations and electives to be covered. Graduates may be employed in their area of interest or specialisation at a senior level, including:

  • Consulting
  • Trustee and program officer
  • Tax specialist
  • Auditor
  • Investment banking
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
Major employers include firms such as:
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Major corporates like Wesfarmers and Woodside
  • Small businesses
  • Public sector
  • Local government
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Further Study

After appropriate work experience, graduates may choose to enrol in the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
After appropriate work experience, graduates may choose to enrol in the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$64,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$76,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$78,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—For all specialisations excluding the Chartered Accounting specialisation
(1)(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
or
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2)(a) completed a Graduate Certificate in Finance, or Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations, or Graduate Certificate in Business Information and Logistics Management, or Graduate Certificate in Commerce, or Graduate Certificate in Marketing, or Graduate Certificate in Economics at UWA.
For the Chartered Accounting specialisation
(3)(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Our world-class academics and leading industry partners will ensure you’re exposed to the latest theory and practice. Alongside this, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities – from careers fairs and networking events, to joining student groups and attending professional development workshops and guest lectures from senior executives.

About the course

Our world-class academics and leading industry partners will ensure you’re exposed to the latest theory and practice. Alongside this, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities, from career fairs and networking events to joining student groups and attending professional development workshops and guest lectures from senior executives.

Master of Commerce

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41680
CRICOS code
  • 083272M
Master of Commerce
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41680
CRICOS code
  • 083272M
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 - 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Commerce

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

MASTER OF COMMERCE

Why study this course?

  1. Have the opportunity to learn from world-class thought leaders and renowned scholars who are tackling globally relevant issues
  2. Gain strong industry contacts before you graduate
  3. Learn not only technical skills but also transferable skills that are highly valued by employers
  4. Gain hands-on job experience via the Work-Integrated Learning unit, where you can take a supervised placement within a for-profit, not-for-profit, or public sector organisations
MASTER OF COMMERCE
STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Accreditation

    

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

FACILITIES

The Trading Room

UWA staff in the Trading Room

Get away from the textbooks and into our real-time Trading Room with access to over 400 global markets. The Trading Room was awarded Education Project of the Year at the 2018 AV Awards beating out over 600 entries across 82 countries and is the largest university Trading Room in Australia.

FACILITIES

Hear from our graduates

Rhiannon Compton

"Since graduating from my Master’s degree in 2017, I have been fortunate enough to travel the world, learn from incredible people and work with some amazing organisations."

"I have worked with Australian and multinational organisations across a range of industries to deliver human capital and business optimisation projects. As both an internal adviser and consultant, I have advised across digital transformation, organisational development, business partnering, change and transformation, and human-centred design.

"I volunteer with several amazing organisations as both a contributor and executive board member. Since 2019 I have been on the board of the United Nations Association of Australia - Young Professionals Network, which educates young professionals on how to operationalise the Sustainable Development Goals and equip them with the skills and connections to bring positive change throughout their personal and professional lives. I also volunteer with Rotary of Elizabeth Quay, Hacking HR and UWA as an Alumni Career Mentor."

Rhiannon Compton
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Master of Commerce, 2017

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