Business School

Master of Commerce

A Master of Commerce from the internationally accredited UWA Business School can boost your employment opportunities around the world.

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

Graduates and professionals with a first degree in any discipline (not only business) will benefit from the specialist knowledge of the Master of Commerce. Alongside studying broad business topics, you can choose to complete either one or two specialisations from:

Course information

Course structure

As a Master of Commerce student, you will complete between 12 and 16 units, depending on your prior studies.

Students who receive credit for prior study (normally through a Bachelor of Commerce) will complete 2 core units, 2 additional units (if advised to complete these by Faculty), 4 units within each specialisation chosen, and additional option units to bring the total number of units to 12.

Students who do not receive credit for prior study will complete 4 conversion units, 2 compulsory units, 2 additional units (if advised to complete these by Faculty), 4 units within each specialisation chosen, and additional option units to bring the total number of units to 16.

All students will complete the following units:

MGMT5511 Introduction to Global Business
MGMT5526 Principles for Responsible Management

Choose these units if advised to do so by Faculty. Alternatively, you may be able to choose additional option units from the lists below.

MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making
MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications


Accounting units
ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
ACCT5521 Advanced Corporate Financial Accounting
ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing
ACCT5531 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
ACCT5633 Accounting for Planning and Control
ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation
Business Information and Logistics Management units
BUSN5505 Professional Development in the Workplace
EBUS5504 Electronic Business
INMT5501 Enterprise Information Systems
INMT5503 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
INMT5504 Business Process Management
INMT5518 Models for Logistics, Operations and Services
INMT5526 Business Intelligence
INMT5620 Management of Information Systems
MGMT5660 Applied Project Management
Finance units
FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
FINA5520 Risk Management and Financial Instruments
FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
FINA5524 Trading and Markets
FINA5525 Capital Markets
FINA5526 Funds Management
FINA5527 Private Wealth Management and Venture Capital
FINA5528 Treasury Management
FINA5529 Topics in Finance
FINA5632 Investments
FINA5635 Corporate Finance
Employment Relations units
EMPL5412 Employment Relations
EMPL5415 Globalisation and Organisational Change
EMPL5501 Strategic Workplace Relations
LAWS5555 Employee Relations Law
Human Resource Management units
HRMT5501 Diversity and Inclusion
HRMT5502 Human Resource Analytics
HRMT5504 Introduction to Human Resource Management
HRMT5518 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRMT5530 Developing a Professional HR Career
MGMT5508 Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
PSYC5514 Assessment and Selection
PSYC5515 Organisational Development and Work Design
Marketing units
MKTG5406 Buyer Behaviour and Decision Making
MKTG5408 Marketing Analysis and Planning
MKTG5462 Global Marketing Strategy
MKTG5463 Marketing of Services
MKTG5465 Applied Marketing Research
MKTG5501 Integrated Marketing Communications
MKTG5502 Electronic Marketing
MKTG5505 Marketing and Society
MKTG5578 Client Management

Career options

Career opportunities for graduates are vast and depend on your choice of specialisation.

The flexible structure enables you to design the course to suit your career interests. Whichever specialisation you choose, you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a fast-moving world.

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Course at a glance

Location offered Crawley (Perth, Western Australia)
Attendance types Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode Internal (on campus)
Starting dates Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July)
Weekly time commitment The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Standard full-time completion 1.5 - 2 years (depending on if advanced standing is granted for prior learning). For details, contact the Business School Student Centre.
Maximum time to complete 5 years
Course fees See our Course Calculator
Scholarships See our Business School Scholarships and UWA Scholarships
Course code 41680
CRICOS Code 040787F, 083272M

Admission requirements

All students must meet UWA’s English language competency requirements.
To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

Pathway One
  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
  • Any one of the following:
    • The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or
    • A valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 550; or
    • At least five years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
Pathway Three
  • A Graduate Certificate in Business, or an equivalent accredited post-experience qualification, as recognised by UWA; with the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

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(+61 8) 6488 2780
Office hours
8.30am to 4.30pm
Business School Building
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Entrance No 4
Carpark No 9 or 41 off Hackett Drive
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