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Master of Commerce

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    12 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne University of Technology

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What you'll learn

About this course

This online course in commerce is the competitive edge you need to get noticed in a crowded and cutthroat business environment. With options to graduate earlier with a graduate certificate or diploma through shorter programs, this is the ideal postgraduate option for any aspiring business professional.

A postgraduate qualification in commerce will prepare you for managing commercially sustainable business through understanding social and economic changes and how they impact on organisational growth. You will also gain knowledge and experience in change management, risk assessment advanced leadership, business research and analysis to assist in tackling complex business challenges.


  • Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent

Areas of study

You will have the opportunity to specialise in the following areas:

  • Sustainable business practice in a dynamic global environment
  • Leading and managing people in chaos and complexity
  • Adaptive strategy and business sustainability

And the following electives:

  • The global knowledge economy
  • Commercial accountability challenges in a global environment
  • Technology, knowledge management and global integration
  • Measuring strategic performance in an era of constant change
  • Organisational design: agility and sustainability
  • Public relations: reputation to risk
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Public/private interface for sustainable infrastructure
  • Contemporary applied marketing
  • Corporate social responsibility: the quest for business sustainability
  • Business research methods
  • Research project
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Commerce from Swinburne University of Technology.

A postgraduate qualification in commerce will not only provide you with a comprehensive and valuable skillset, you will show prospective employers that you are devoted to continuing professional growth. In a growingly competitive business environment, a master of commerce will ensure you stand out from the pack not only due to your postgraduate qualification but your acquired business acumen.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Accountant
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Financial Dealer
  • Financial Broker
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Economist
  • Bank Officer
  • IT Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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