Master of Commerce
The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
(+61 8) 6488 1000
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Careers and further study
Explore the career opportunities available to you.
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:
- Trustee and program officer
- Tax specialist
- Investment banking
- Human resources
- Ernst & Young
- Major corporates like Wesfarmers and Woodside
- Small businesses
- Public sector
- Local government
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Fees and scholarships
Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.
Domestic Student Fees
Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.
Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.
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.
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If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below
(1)(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(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.
Ranking and Selection Process
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.
Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.
How to apply
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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.
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
Why study this course?
- Have the opportunity to learn from world-class thought leaders and renowned scholars who are tackling globally relevant issues.
- Gain strong industry contacts before you graduate.
- Learn not only technical skills but also transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.
- 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 organisation.
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.
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.
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Hear from our graduates
"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."
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