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Masters by Coursework


Master of Commerce
2 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Start a new career in commerce or extend your skills in a business discipline.

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This internationally-focused two-year master degree is ideal if you are looking to move into a new career in business. You’ll choose a business discipline to suit your interests and gain knowledge of practices, principle and concepts in that area. During the course, you’ll undertake practical learning experiences that give you the ability to solve complex business problems. You’ll also gain knowledge and research skills that you can apply to your particular industry.

Towards the end of your course, you’ll complete a capstone experience. Your capstone may include an internship, consultancy experience, research project or global experience that will grow your network, business acumen and skill sets. 

The advanced accounting major is suitable if you have previously completed an undergraduate accounting degree recognised by CPA Australia and want to extend your knowledge. All other disciplines can be studied without having a prior qualification in business or commerce.

Available disciplines:

If you have a relevant bachelor degree, you may be exempt from studying the foundation units and be able to complete this course after 1.5 years full-time study. If you have a bachelor degree, plus five years relevant work experience, you may be able to complete this course after one year. 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Gain specialist skills and knowledge you can apply to your chosen industry.
  • Most disciplines can be studied if you have no prior knowledge. 
  • Our staff are internationally recognised researchers with strong industry links.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge to solve complex business problems and achieve innovative business solutions that are valued by industry, government, and community.
  • analyse business problems in ways that demonstrate critical thinking to achieve responsible management decisions that consider international contexts, and diverse stakeholders including local First Peoples.
  • demonstrate digital and cultural competency expected in business management contexts, effectively communicating in ways that professional.
  • demonstrate the professional skills, knowledge and attributes including ethical perspectives needed for a professional career in business.

Admission criteria

Specifically applicants require a bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

Please refer to the admission criteria for your chosen major.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $28,500*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-COMM
  • CRICOS code: 078409G
  • Last updated on: November 27, 2021