Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2014

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Commerce.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Diploma in Commerce with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.
Field of Study: For students who have previously undertaken studies in business or commerce, entry will only be considered for a field not already studied.

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 26400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Apply online

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

UQ Business School

Email: postgrad_enquiries@business.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 8100

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Commerce.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Diploma in Commerce with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.
Field of Study: For students who have previously undertaken studies in business or commerce, entry will only be considered for a field not already studied.

CRICOS Code: 002020B

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 32160

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Master of Commerce?

The Master of Commerce covers core competencies in accounting, finance, information systems and e-commerce. This innovative program is designed for people in middle to senior management who are looking for further knowledge in their chosen careers. Graduates in other fields have the opportunity to change career directions through quality courses leading to professional qualifications in the fields of applied finance, electronic commerce, information systems or professional accounting. Students must major in one of four fields of expertise.

Students may also complete two fields of interest or additional advanced electives in the Master of Commerce (Advanced) program. This may include a research component which provides a pathway to higher research or doctorate levels.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate offer students alternative pathways to the Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Advanced).

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Commerce.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Diploma in Commerce with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.
Field of Study: For students who have previously undertaken studies in business or commerce, entry will only be considered for a field not already studied.

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Commerce .

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Diploma in Commerce with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.
Field of Study: For students who have previously undertaken studies in business or commerce, entry will only be considered for a field not already studied.

Additional application requirements

Due to high demand, places may be limited for Semester 1, 2011. Please contact UQ before submitting an application.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 002020B

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 26400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 32160

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Commerce

Careers

Graduates of the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) program will be able to find employment as qualified accountants. Other graduates find employment opportunities in the areas of banking and finance, funds management, stockbroking, auditing, electronic retailing, and management consulting.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants
  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited
  • Certified Practising Accountants Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Commerce

To complete the Master of Commerce, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MCom List comprising -

  • #8 from Part A; and
  • #12 from one field of study in Part B; and
  • #4 of elective courses from Part C or other courses approved by the Head of the School of Business.

Students who have previously undertaken studies in commerce must not choose a field of study similar to one previously studied within another program.

Refer to the MCom rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Commerce.

Program Rules for the Master of Commerce

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: