Master of Commerce

Think critically, make confident decisions and advance your career. The Master of Commerce can take you there.

The Master of Commerce will sharpen your management skills and build specialist knowledge in finance, accounting or information systems, allowing you to push your career boundaries further than before.

At a glance

1.5 years or 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Commence study in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2018
Three areas of specialisation
Delivered at the UQ St Lucia campus

Renowned for its cutting edge research, close industry affiliations and world-class academic staff, UQ Business School can get you to where you want to be through your commerce study. 

The Master of Commerce program provides comprehensive learning opportunities, with options to undertake industry work placement. 

Feel supported throughout your degree knowing that UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia. They are bound to challenge your thinking and ensure you stay ahead of the game.

Who is this degree for?

If you’re working in finance, accounting or information systems and looking to take a step forward in your career, then the Master of Commerce could be for you. The Master of Commerce will enhance your business knowledge and specialist business skills in a real world context, with courses covering contemporary issues that businesses face every day. 

Program Specialisations

The Master of Commerce offers three fields of specialisation tailored to your industry, interests or career goals. Each field will equip you with the relevant knowledge to jumpstart or advance your career.

  • Applied finance
  • Professional accounting
  • Information systems

Designed for those who already hold a Bachelor’s degree, the Master of Commerce offers two options depending on your previous studies. The Master of Commerce 1.5 years program is designed for those graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in the same discipline, the Master of Commerce 2 year program includes core fundamentals of commerce for those graduates with a Bachelor’s degree from any discipline. 

Course list for the 1.5 year Master of Commerce

Course list for the 2 year Master of Commerce

What career outcomes are there?

The Master of Commerce is a prestigious qualification that is highly regarded by organisations worldwide. You’ll be highly sought after by organisations however your career opportunities will be influenced by your particular area of specialisation.

Other graduates have used the Master of Commerce to further their research ambitions and proceed to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge. 

As a UQ student, you have access to a range of services to prepare for a successful career:

  • The Student Employability Team (SET) – assists students with accessing career opportunities and managing their careers. SET programs give students an edge by helping build industry experience and develop lifelong employability skills. Contact their team of employability specialists to set and achieve your career goals.
  • Networking events – these events help students establish connections with industry professionals.
  • Employer presentations on campus – provides opportunities to meet UQ graduates currently employed in industry and understand what the employer is looking for in a new hire.
  • UQ Careers Fair - an annual university wide event for students to meet with over 130 potential employers to source information on career opportunities.
  • Global Experiences Expo - discover how UQ provides students with opportunities to study overseas, or get support to work, learn or volunteer on a short trip.


Have questions you'd like answered? Request a call from our Student Administration Team. 

Paul Brown - MCom

"The prestige, campus and facilities at UQ are world class. The Master of Commerce program has some very strong subject offerings and flexibility to branch outside for very valuable and interesting electives. I enjoyed engaging with lecturers and program staff as peers and building my network, and making many new friends with my fellow students - many from vastly different backgrounds than myself."

Whilst the actual study at UQ is very helpful from a career point of view in sharpening your mind and skills, I believe what sets Post Graduate study apart in particular is the extensive networking and extracurricular opportunities that UQ provides in great abundance."

Paul Brown 

Master of Commerce

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