Master - Commerce (Management)

Course 202-AM (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview: The Master of Commerce in Management (by Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) is a research-oriented program. The program is designed to bridge the gap between practical and academic research experience. It is also seen as ideal preparation for the PhD program.

  • To introduce students to the main body of concepts and theories in the management field they choose to research.
  • To assist students to develop the capacity to critically evaluate the research literature in that field.
  • To provide students with the capacity to pursue independent research by providing training in research methods.
  • To provide students with a knowledge of contemporary developments in the professional practice of their chosen management field.
  • To produce a shorter thesis based on original research that reveals an awareness of the latest research and theoretical directions within their chosen management field.
  • To provide an appropriate foundation program for students intending to proceed to a PhD program.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Course Structure

The Master of Commerce in Management (by Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) consists of one Thesis subject and two Advanced Seminar subjects.

Thesis 20 000 - 22 000 words:

325-639 Research Methods Seminar and Thesis (yearlong subject)

Two Advanced Seminar subjects:

In consultation with your supervisor, students will choose two postgraduate subjects from the Department of Management offerings.


Overall assessment in the Master of Commerce in Management (by Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) will be a weighted average of each of the percentage marks gained in the two Advanced Seminar subjects (25% of the overall mark) and the Shorter Thesis subject (75% of the overall mark). Master of Commerce in Management students should note that the overall pass grade for the Master of Commerce course is 65%. The overall average of the subjects taken towards the degree of Master of Commerce are calculated as follows:

H1 80-100%
H2A 75-79%
P 65-74%

Candidates achieving an overall average of H1 or H2A will be awarded the Master of Commerce (Honours) degree.

Entry Requirements:

Entry into the program normally requires either:

(a) A four year honours degree of at least second class honours (70-74%) standard; OR
(b) Successful completion of a preliminary course, normally a relevant postgraduate diploma, at an overall standard at least equivalent to that required for secondclasshonours.

Admission is subject to the availability of appropriate supervisory resources.

Commencement is only available at the start of semester one (February/March) of any given year. Candidates must commence their studies within the first two weeks of semester.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None

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