Master of Commerce


  • Program code: MC140
  • GD140, Graduate Diploma in Commerce

  • Campus: City campus

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Please note: this program is no longer offered to commencing students, it has been replaced with MC205 Master of Commerce. You are being redirected to this page.

Design your own flexible program of study from existing RMIT postgraduate courses to meet your personal career aspirations.

The Master of Commerce caters to students from many different backgrounds and is highly student-centred in its teaching and learning approach.


1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time

Program structure and features

Learning and teaching

Classes may be held during the evenings, or as full day or weekend sessions at the Melbourne City campus. The exact format varies from course to course. Students might be required to undertake solo or group work, and independent study and project work outside of teaching periods.

RMIT's new Swanston Academic Building offers interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and other innovative spaces.

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.

You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

Program structure

For the Master, you must complete 144 credit points (which generally equal 12 courses of 12 credit points each) including 2 compulsory courses.

Due to changes in the program you'll need to confirm these 2 courses with the Program Director prior to enrolment.

The remaining 10 courses (12 credit points each) may be selected from recommended specialist sequences offered by the College of Business.

We offer over 80 postgraduate electives and you can select from the following groupings:

  • accounting
  • business information technology
  • economics and finance
  • globalisation
  • information management
  • management
  • marketing
  • supply chain and logistics.

You are encouraged to complete at least 1 specialist sequence as part of your program of study and you can choose up to 3 postgraduate courses from any discipline at RMIT.

All elective courses must be approved by the Program Director.

Upon successful completion of 4 courses, you may exit with a Graduate Certificate; upon successful completion of 8 courses, you may exit with a Graduate Diploma.

Handbook (program guide)

To see what students are currently studying and to access additional program and course information, visit the program handbook (program guide).

Industry connections

Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.


Graduates may work in a variety of fields like management, finance, marketing, logistics and supply chain, business IT, hospitality, education and health sectors, depending on the specialist sequences or electives you select.

Roles may include:

  • project manager
  • marketing specialist
  • business analyst
  • social technology strategist
  • events coordinator
  • logistics manager
  • business administrator
  • banking
  • insurance
  • stockbroking.

Global opportunities

A unique feature of the program is the availability of international study tours and intensives where you'll combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with the completion of either a 12 or 24 credit point course in intensive mode.

Each year the School of Business IT and Logistics conducts tours to the USA, China, Vietnam and Canada in partnership with the University of Maryland, Fudan University, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, RMIT Vietnam and Ryerson University

Entry requirements

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

If you satisfy the following requirements you will be eligible for selection; however, there is no guarantee that you will be selected as demand for the program varies each intake.

Program entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution, with a minimum average of 50% or Pass or GPA 1.0 (out of 4.0).

A limited number of mature-age students with appropriate and extensive experience may be admitted without a previous tertiary qualification.



Selection tasks


How to apply

1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.

2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the relevant closing date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.

3. Check the table below for how to apply.

4. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.

Application method

Level of study

Semester 1

Semester 2 (midyear)

Graduate Certificate, Diploma

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Graduate Diploma in Education

VTAC application


Internal application (current students only)

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Masters by coursework

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)


Tuition fees vary according to each program and are adjusted annually.

There are 2 tuition fee types:

  • full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost
  • Commonwealth supported place (CSP) fees where your tuition fee is shared between you and the Commonwealth Government if you meet the eligibility criteria. There are only a small number of CSPs available.

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP loan scheme to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all or part of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.

Other fees

Additional expenses can include textbooks, stationery, printer paper, internet access fees outside of the RMIT campus and other relevant costs.

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF). You may be able to defer the fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.


Advanced standing

After receiving an offer to study the Master program, you may, under special circumstances, be granted exemptions from courses if you have relevant and substantial prior study in Australia or overseas.

To apply for recognition of prior learning you must attend an enrolment information session with all appropriate documentation.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Further study

Business research programs are offered at Master and Doctoral level.

Owning school

Business IT and Logistics

Contact details

Info Corner
330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
Make an enquiry


Dr Paul R Cerotti
Program Director, Senior Lecturer
School of Business IT and Logistics

Information for prospective students

Prospective students are welcome to contact the school and meet client services and academic staff. Information sessions are run throughout the year. For details visit the College of Business Postgraduate studies page or contact the school.


Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.