UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Master of Commerce (coursework)

The Master of Commerce provides the opportunity to develop breadth across selected areas including accounting, business information and logistics management, employment relations, finance, human resource management or marketing.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Commerce (coursework)
Award abbreviationMCom
Course code41680
Course typemaster's degree by coursework only
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byUWA Business School
CRICOS code040787F
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit5 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Dr Nick Letch

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Students who have not completed the Bachelor of Commerce, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, may be required to complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty:

Take all units (12 points):

S1, S2MGMT5511Introduction to Global Business
S1, S2MGMT5526Principles for Responsible Management

Take units up to the value of 12 points from this group or options up to the value of 12 points chosen from groups A, B, C, D, E and F.

S1, S2BUSN5506Business Research Project
S1, S2MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2MGMT5610Applied Professional Business Communications

Accounting specialisation

Take units to the value of 24 points and units to the value of 24 points chosen from either group B, C, D, E or F OR take units to the value of at least 24 points and units chosen from groups B, C, D, E and F sufficient to bring the total to 48 points.

Group A

S1, S2ACCT5511Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
S1, S2ACCT5521Advanced Corporate Financial Accounting
S1, S2ACCT5522Principles of Auditing
S1, S2ACCT5531Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
S1, S2ACCT5633Accounting for Planning and Control
S1ACCT5637Principles of Taxation

Business Information and Logistics Management specialisation

Take units to the value of 24 points and units to the value of 24 points chosen from either group A, C, D, E or F OR take units to the value of at least 24 points and units chosen from groups A, C, D, E and F sufficient to bring the total to 48 points.

Group B

NS, S1, S2BUSN5505Professional Development Practicum
S2EBUS5504Electronic Business
S2INMT5501Enterprise Information Systems
S2INMT5503Logistics and Supply Chain Management
S1INMT5504Business Process Management
S1INMT5518Models for Logistics, Operations and Services
S2INMT5526Business Intelligence
S2INMT5620Management of Information Systems
S1MGMT5660Applied Project Management

Economics specialisation

Electronic Business specialisation

Employment Relations specialisation

Take units to the value of 24 points and units to the value of 24 points chosen from either group A, B, D, E or F OR take units to the value of at least 24 points and units chosen from groups A, B, D, E and F sufficient to bring the total to 48 points.

Group C

S1EMPL5412Employment Relations
N/AEMPL5415Globalisation and Organisational Change
S2EMPL5501Strategic Workplace Relations
S1EMPL5511International Employment Relations
S2EMPL5514Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
S2LAWS5555Employee Relations Law

Finance specialisation

Take units to the value of 24 points and units to the value of 24 points chosen from either group A, B, C, E or F OR take units to the value of at least 24 points and units chosen from groups A, B, C, E and F sufficient to bring the total to 48 points.

Group D

S1, S2FINA5432Introduction to Finance
S1, S2FINA5520Risk Management and Financial Instruments
S1, S2FINA5523Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
S1, S2FINA5524Trading and Markets
S1, S2FINA5525Capital Markets
S2FINA5526Funds Management
S1, S2FINA5527Private Wealth Management and Venture Capital
N/AFINA5528Treasury Management
S1FINA5529Topics in Finance
S1, S2FINA5632Investments
S1, S2FINA5635Corporate Finance

Human Resource Management specialisation

Take units to the value of 24 points and units to the value of 24 points chosen from either group A, B, C, D or F OR take units to the value of at least 24 points and units chosen from groups A, B, C, D and F sufficient to bring the total to 48 points.

Group E

S1HRMT5501Diversity and Inclusion
S1HRMT5502Human Resource Analytics
S1, S2HRMT5504Introduction to Human Resource Management
S1HRMT5518Strategic Human Resource Management
S2HRMT5530Developing a Professional HR Career
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
S1PSYC5514Assessment and Selection
S2PSYC5515Organisational Development and Work Design

International Business specialisation

Management specialisation

Marketing specialisation

Take units to the value of 24 points and units to the value of 24 points chosen from either group A, B, C, D or E OR take units to the value of at least 24 points and units chosen from groups A, B, C, D and E sufficient to bring the total to 48 points.

Group F

S1MKTG5406Buyer Behaviour and Decision Making
S2MKTG5408Marketing Analysis and Planning
S2MKTG5462Global Marketing Strategy
S1MKTG5463Marketing of Services
S1, S2MKTG5465Applied Marketing Research
S1, S2MKTG5501Integrated Marketing Communications
S1MKTG5502Digital Marketing
S1MKTG5505Marketing and Society
S2MKTG5578Client Management

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. 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;

or

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

or

(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.

1 GMAT is valid for 5 years.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 41250 Graduate Certificate in Finance (24 points)
  • 41260 Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations (24 points)
  • 41270 Graduate Certificate in Business Information and Logistics Management (24 points)
  • 41280 Graduate Certificate in Commerce (24 points)
  • 41290 Graduate Certificate in Marketing (24 points)
  • 41680 Master of Commerce (96 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Commerce course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed a Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who make satisfactory progress are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty and are permitted to re-enrol.

(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

(3) Students seeking to re-enrol in the course after being assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' must submit, after a period of at least 12 months, sufficient reason to the Faculty, in writing, demonstrating why an improvement in performance could reasonably be expected.

(4) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' and are subsequently permitted by the Faculty to re-enrol are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and must meet any conditions determined by the Faculty.

(5) Students who meet the conditions determined by the Faculty under (4), are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty.

(6) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and who fail to meet conditions determined by the Faculty are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules

Alternative exit award

13. A student who withdraws from the course before completing the course requirements but after completing units to the value of 48 points for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the relevant qualification.