By choosing appropriate units within the MCom, students may work towards the professional recognition requirements of CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA), the Australian Computer Society (ACS) or the training requirements governed by the Australian and Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) under Policy Statement 146 (PS 146). Students however may not be able to take all required units within the normal units required to complete the combined course.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2009 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.
The Master of Commerce is designed as an intensive first business qualification for graduates of any discipline thereby expanding the areas of qualifications for graduates and though its wide choice of elective units is relevant to those seeking jobs in all areas of business whereas the Master of Business (International) is oriented towards business operations in a global context. As such this course will appeal to students who seek to pursue a career in an international environment. It is an ideal qualification for students wishing to be involved with national and multinational corporations, governments and/or agencies that operate cross nationally and provides a foundation in all areas of international business operations including Banking, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Strategy and Human Resources Management giving graduates considerable scope for employment in today's global business environment.
Students have a limited choice in undertaking some specialisations available within the Master of Commerce.
The MBA (International)/MCom comprises 16 credit points of study consisting of 9 credit points of core units, 2 credit points of units from a specified list of three units, 3 credit points of units not previously studied from the MBA(International), plus 2 credit points of units not previously studied from the MCom (choice of units must form a Master of Commerce specialisation).
MPA751 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MPR751/MPT751 Unit description is currently unavailable *#
MPC701 Information Systems for Business
MPE707 International Banking and Finance
MPE781 Economics for Managers
MPR732/MPK732 Marketing Management *
MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis
MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management #
2 credit points of units from:
MPE711 Global Trade and Markets
MPK701 Research Design and Analysis
MPT722/MPR722 Human Resource Management (Residential) # *
MPM722 Human Resource Management
Plus 3 credit points not previously studied from the Master of Business Administration (International ).
Plus two credit points not previously studied from the Master of Commerce.
(Note: Choice of units must form a specialisation in the Master of Commerce.)
*MPR code denotes residential version of unit.
#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide
Admission requirements - specific
* A recognised 3-year bachelors degree or equivalent in any discipline;
* A grade point average (GPA) of 65% or above in the bachelors degree program; and
* Evidence of having completed an undergraduate degree in English or an English language test that meets the current University requirements.
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
Advanced standing into the Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Commerce may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies. There are negotiated advanced standing arrangements in place for CPA members.