Whether you’re a recent graduate or qualified professional, expand your skill set and gain specialised business knowledge in an area of your choosing.


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 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.

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Course description, features and facilities

The Master of Commerce is ideal for recent graduates seeking to develop further expertise to pursue careers in business.

It is suited both to graduates with a non-business degree seeking a postgraduate qualification in business, as well as to business graduates wanting to add new area(s) of specialisation to their skillset.

Students complete core units in ethics, economics, financial accounting, global business, management, and marketing.

In addition, the Master of Commerce gives you the scope to specialise in:
  • Accounting
  • Business Information and Logistics Management
  • Employment Relations
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing

The flexible course structure gives you the choice of combining two specialisations, completing more extensive study in one specialisation, or combining one specialisation with an array of electives from across the other specialisations.

Career opportunities are vast and depend on your choice of specialisation. The flexible structure enables you to design the course to suit your career interests.

UWA Business School
The UWA Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. The School inspires and propels talented students from around the world to become the respected and innovative academic, community and business leaders of tomorrow.

We are one of only seven institutions in Australia to hold international accreditation from both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This ensures our degrees are recognised by employers worldwide, and guarantees the quality of our teaching, research and other operational areas.

Our major corporate partners include ATCO Australia, BHP Billiton, EY, Macquarie Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wesfarmers and Woodside. These industry links enable us to provide a richer education for our students, and ensure our programs are relevant and valuable to industry.

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Student profile – Roy Chia

The Master of Commerce specialisations allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of your chosen area. I am more focused in my learning because the units are interlinked and have an overall relevance to my chosen field of work. My time at UWA has been very enjoyable as the lecturers and tutors show care and concern about the general wellbeing and skills of students instead of just focusing on delivering content.

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Course structure information available in the Handbook.

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Further study opportunities

After relevant work experience, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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These pages are under review and are being updated.

Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA

and either

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; or

(ii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 5501; or

(iii) at least five years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;


(b) a UWA graduate certificate which articulates with this course with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;


(c) a graduate certificate or equivalent from an equivalent and accredited course from another institution, with a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent.

1GMAT is valid for 5 years.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: Requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified.

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact us

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):


Refer to the Fee Calculator for up to date course and unit costs.

Contact us

(+61 8) 6488 3939
Enquire on-line
Frequently Asked Questions
First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Normal opening hours
Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm (Western Standard Time)

Note: We can help with application-related enquiries. If you need further course-specific information, you may wish to contact the relevant Faculty or School.

About UWA
Find out what makes UWA an internationally recognised university.
Foundation and preparatory courses
There are a range of programs available to help give you the opportunity to gain the academic qualifications or prerequisites required for admission to UWA.
Social life on campus
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Master of Commerce - Coursework: the details

Available 2017
Locations offered
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year 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
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
UWA Business School Student Centre
M254, 35 Stirling Hwy Crawley WA 6009
6488 2780
Course code
040787F, 083272M
Additional information