Online Master of Commerce

Online Master of Commerce

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Knowledge you can bank on to expand your success.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 2 years intensive
Fees:

AU$3,840 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 2 years intensive
Fees:

AU$3,840 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online

Overview

Whether you’re looking for a career change or want to gain a broader understanding of core business functions in a global business context, the Master of Commerce is the ideal program to reach your career goals.

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Advance your career. Grow your networks. Broaden your skill set.

Gain deep knowledge of integral business concepts and principles across key business units.

Graduate in just two years, part-time

Our intensive learning model allows you to fast-track your study while you work full-time - you’ve got goals to achieve, there’s no point drawing it out over a number of years.

Intakes every two months

Offering six intakes throughout the year, you only study one course at a time across a seven-week study period. Fit your coursework into your life - not the other way around.

Cutting-edge learning platform

Thanks to our innovative and cutting-edge online learning platform - accessible on desktop and mobile devices - your virtual classroom is always ready for you. No timetables, no worries.

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Go beyond the buzzwords

The program is composed of practical and relevant industry courses where knowledge learnt can be applied immediately to impact your career and organisation. Courses are delivered by experienced academics who are connected and renowned industry leaders.

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Your online experience

The 100% online degree delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered directly to you, wherever you are.

What you will study

Learn from a variety of disciplines to gain a broad understanding of commerce from all angles. With flexibility, this Master of Commerce allows you to tailor your learning to suit your career aspirations.

Study on campus

The Master of Commerce is also available at the Melbourne City campus.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Master does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Gain knowledge you can bank on

Learn and absorb knowledge across a number of industries to expand your expertise in our highly social online learning environment.

Connect with world-class academics that are renowned industry leaders and learn to effectively apply knowledge in a globalised marketplace. Our online experience provides a fast-paced way to finish your degree without compromising the coursework or your career.

Don’t put your career on hold. Study 100% online with the flexibility and support you need.

The program has been designed specifically for online learning. The course focuses on one subject at a time, to let you focus on, and master, the material. You also have access to a rich and varied social learning community and discussion groups where you can network, share ideas and solve problems relating to your studies.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

  • Access course content and utilise tools anywhere, anytime, with flex.
  • Our highly social learning environment means peer collaboration and networking is simple.
  • Leading industry experts and academics are there to inform and guide you at every stage.
  • Personalised support and assistance keep you motivated and on the road to success.
  • Graduate with a globally-recognised degree without compromising your life or career trajectory.

12 courses | 2 years intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration and requires a minimum of 15-20 hours a week study.

For further information about advanced standing see Pathways.

The Master of Commerce online program comprises of 12 courses, of which one is a compulsory capstone course, Business Research design and the other 11 can be selected from a choice of 16.

The remainder of the program courses can be selected from the following:

  • Key Concepts in Human Resource Management
  • Professional Human Resource Management Practices
  • People and Organisations
  • Employment Law
  • Marketing Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Communication Strategy
  • Marketing Research
  • Supply Chain Principles
  • Business Analytics
  • Supply Chain Modelling and Design
  • Business Project Management
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Design for Quality
  • Project Management Techniques
  • Managing Project Teams

For more information about these courses, download our brochure here.

Career

Graduates may choose to work in fields such as general management, marketing, project management, logistics and supply chain, and human resources.

Or across industries, with the benefit of having studied multiple disciplines and understanding the interrelation between them in a real-world context.

Career options include:

  • Marketing manager
  • Market analyst
  • Financial crime analyst
  • Corporate governance risk officer
  • Management accountant
  • Management consultant
  • General manager
  • Financial manager
  • Chief financial officer

Admissions

To be eligible for the Master of Commerce, you must have:

  • An  Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in business (or a related discipline);

    or
  • Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-cognate discipline, plus at least three years relevant management work experience;

    or
  • RMIT Graduate Certificate of commerce.

To be eligible for the Master of Commerce, you must have:

  • An  Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in business (or a related discipline);

    or
  • Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-cognate discipline, plus at least three years relevant management work experience;

    or
  • RMIT Graduate Certificate of commerce.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS minimum overall band of 6.5) for admission to RMIT University.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Our Master of Commerce encompasses courses that make up our Graduate Certificate, so if you need to exit the program early, you can earn a postgraduate qualification by successfully completing specified courses. The Graduate Certificate is also a pathway to the Master degree for some students (see entry requirements).

Fees

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,840 per course
  • Total AU$46,080 for 12 courses.

Fees apply to 2022 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,840 per course
  • Total AU$46,080 for 12 courses.

Fees apply to 2022 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.