This section outlines the Master’s, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Commerce offered by the University of Sydney Business School.
||Master of Commerce
||Graduate Diploma in Commerce
||Graduate Certificate in Commerce
|Credit points required for completion||96||48||24|
|Duration (minimum)||2 years full-time||1 year full-time||0.5 years full-time|
|4 years part-time||2 years part-time||1 year part-time|
Students commencing the Master of Commerce may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning for certified prior business study or professional business work experience.
Master of Commerce
The Master of Commerce is a two-year program of full-time study (or four years part-time) designed to enable appropriately qualified graduates the opportunity to acquire an applied understanding of business concepts and practices, including in-depth knowledge in up to three preferred areas of business practice. While designed specifically for those from a non-business degree background, the program is also open to those with a prior business qualifications. Graduates with a relevant bachelor's degree or higher or three or more years of professional experience in a related field may apply for recognition of prior learning.
Graduate Diploma in Commerce
The Graduate Diploma in Commerce is based on the master’s program but requires the completion of fewer units of study. It is an option for students who do not want to commit to a full master’s program in the first instance, but who still wish to gain a solid grounding in their chosen field. Students can choose to progress to the Master of Commerce after satisfactory completion of at least four units in the graduate diploma (with a WAM of 65%+).
Graduate Certificate in Commerce
The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is for students who wish to undertake a short academic training course for career purposes, or who would like to experience further study options to ascertain whether a graduate diploma or master’s program would be suitable. It is also an entry point for students with extensive work experience but without a previous academic qualification. Students can choose to progress to the Graduate Diploma or Master of Commerce after successful completion of the graduate certificate (with a WAM of 65%).