CSU Master of Commerce

Gain an expansive education in areas of contemporary business focus.

You can complete up to three specialisations or broaden your knowledge of industry practice by choosing from more than 100 business-related subjects.

About the University

Founded in 1989, Charles Sturt University (澳洲 查爾斯特大學, CSU) is the 8th largest Australian public university, offering over 300 programs with range from PhD, DBA, Master and Bachelor degrees.

CSU offers programs through 5 main campuses in the New South Wales region (Alburby-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga); study centers located on Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Online, to provide convenient access to students.

CSU is one of the most experienced providers of online education in Australia.  Every year, more than 25,000 students around the world study through CSU world-class online education program.

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Accreditation Status

Charles Sturt University is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), an Australia’s independent national regulator of the higher education sector.


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– CSU is a Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
– CSU is a 3 Star AEN rated University

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About the Program

If you are new to business CSU’s commerce degree offers you the flexibility to study business fundamentals, and if you have existing business knowledge you’ll have opportunities to complement your skills and develop expertise in new discipline areas.

  • Design your own degreeCSU’s degree offers complete flexibility to study whichever area of business you want to. Choose from more than 100 subjects in areas such as accounting, business law, conflict and dispute resolution, finance, human resources, industrial relations, international business, IT management, leadership, management, marketing, public sector management or sustainability management.
  • Tailor your degreeCSU offers a large number of specialisations aligned to contemporary business practices so that you gain the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills to progress your career.
  • Flexible online deliveryYou can study this degree from any location at a time convenient to you, enabling you to continue meeting your work, travel or other commitments. Subjects are taught using blended learning techniques, including online study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings and subject forums.

Workplace learning

Subjects in the Master of Commerce provide stimulating assignments that have both a theoretical base and a strong practical emphasis. Most assessments are designed to enable students to apply their learning to the workplace. These assignments offer tremendous learning opportunities, enabling students to test their knowledge and ideas and receive expert feedback. It is this focus on application, experimentation and feedback that is essential to developing good business and leadership skills.

For example, assignments may require students to act as a consultant or business manager to identify business opportunities and/or problems and develop recommendations to overcome these challenges.

Throughout your Master of Commerce degree, you may undertake assignments such as developing a strategic marketing plan, identifying change management problems and recommending solutions that may be implemented, and developing business strategies for the organisation.

Program structure:
The Master of Commerce consists of twelve subject (96 point), chosen from the pool of approved MCom subjects. Students may elect to tailor their degree to specific discipline areas by completing one or more of the designated specialisations, or may elect to study any twelve subjects from across the program.

Subjects that are counted towards one specialisation may not be counted again towards another. Students must contact the Course Director to receive approval for an alternate subject.

Students who complete one or more of the designated specialisations will graduate with the specialisation names on their testamur.

Specialisations available in the Master of Commerce

Conflict & Dispute Resolution

Choose four from:
HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods& Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW519 Negiotiation Skills


FIN516 Corporate Finance
Plus three of the following:
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN560 Financial Planning
LAW523 Finance Law

Financial Planning

FIN560 Financial Planning
Plus three of the following:
FIN562 Risk Management & Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation & Retirement Planning
FIN567 Investing in Property
LAW545 Taxation Strategies

General Management

Choose four from:
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT510 Strategic Management

Human Resource Management

Choose four from:
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM514 International HRM
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM560 Training & Development Environment
LAW515 Law of Employment

Industrial Relations

Choose four from:
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
INR502 Industrial Relations Systems and Issues
INR503 Industrial Relations Practice
LAW515 Law of Employment
INR510 Comparative Industrial Relations

Information Technology

Choose four from:
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC505 ITC Project Management

International Management

Choose four from:
HRM514 International HRM
MGT530 International Business
MKT550 Global Marketing
MGT510 Strategic Management
HRM516 International Management Behaviour
MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
INR510 Comparative Labour Relations
MBA551 International Placement & Study Tour


MGT599 Leadership: Theory and Practice (16 points)
Plus two of the following:
MGT584 Leadership and Teams
MGT549 Toxic Leadership
MGT552 Leadership & Social Impact
MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership

Management of Organisational Change

32 points from:
HRM531 Organisational Politics
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
MGT505 Managing Quality & Innovation
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT553 Project Management
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
COM540 Corporate Culture & Change Communication (16 points)


Choose four from:
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
MKT513 Social & Environmental Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
MGT598 Business Research

Operations Management

Choose four from:
MGT505 Managing Quality & Innovation
MGT550 Operations Management
MGT553 Project Management
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
MGT598 Business Research

Public Sector Management

PAD591 Public Sector Management
Plus 24 points from:
ACC525 Financial Accountability in the Public Sector
LAW503 Australian Administrative Law
MGT540 Management of Change
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 pts)

Strategic Management

MGT510 Strategic Management
Choose three from:
MGT501 Contemporary Management
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project

Social Impact

Choose four from:
MKT513 Social & Environmental Marketing
MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MGT552 Leadership and Social Impact
MGT531 Business Ethics
ENM433 People in the Global Environment
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management

Corporate Communications

32 points from:
COM538 Communication in Organisations (16 points)
COM539 Issues, Crisis and Reputation (16 points)
COM540 Corporate Culture, Stakeholder and Change Communication (16 points)

Digital, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Choose four from:
MGT505 Managing Quality & Innovation
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
ITC516 Data Mining & Visualisation for Business Intelligence

Data, Management & Analytics

Choose four from:
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
INF461 An Introduction to Data Management: Governance, Standards & Ethics
INF463 Introduction to Data Tools and Analytics
ITC516 Data Mining & Visualisation for Business Intelligence
JST495 Intelligence and Analytics
STA401 Scientific Statistics

Governance Fraud & Risk

32 points from:
JST412 Financial Crime Control and Risk Management
JST473 Forensic Accounting, Asset Tracing and Recovery
JST498 Foundations in Financial Crime (16 points)*
JST408 Cyber and Technology  Enabled Crime
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
ITC578 Dark Web

*Strongly recommended students complete this subject

Additional Restricted Electives:

ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC566 Accounting Systems and Processes
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
ACC568 Auditing
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation
ACG504 Communication in Business (Study Centre Only)
ECO501 Business Economics
ESA501 Mapping the Field fo Educational Leadership
ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
ESA503 Leading Educational Change
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN523 Lending and Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN535 Strategic Finance
HCS532 Law for the Human Services
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities
HRM534 Contemporary Issues in HRM
ITC514 Linux Security Administration
ITC544 Computer Organisation and Architecture
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
JST537 Regulation of Crime
JST538 KYC CCD Controls
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW505 Taxation 1
LAW518 Taxation 2
LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System
MGT536 Leadership – A Critical Perspective
MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics
MKT561 Services Marketing
MKT562 Business to Business Marketing
PHL401 Critical Reasoning

# The following subjects may have a residential school component.
Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

  • FIN560 – Financial Planning
  • LAW517 – Mediation: Processes and Uses
  • LAW519 – Negotiation Skills

Duration and Enrolment Pattern

About 1 to 3 years, depending on your own study pace

Sample Study Pattern

Term 1 2 3 4 5 6
Session Feb-Jun Jul-Oct Nov-Feb Feb-Jun Jul-Oct Nov-Feb
1 Year Study Pattern:
4 Subject x 3 Sessions
4 4 4
1.5 Year Study Pattern:
3 Subject x 4 Sessions
3 3 3  3
2 Year Study Pattern:
2 Subject x 6 Sessions
2 2 2 2 2 2


As a HDR candidate, CSU recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals.
– Research Office: the central point of contact for researchers and supervisors
– Research Support Services: support candidates across their research endeavours and careers
– Academic and personal support

Career Opportunities

CSU’s Master of Commerce (with specialisations) (12 subjects) paves the way for your successful career in the public or private sector in Australia or the international business world. Because you’ve tailored your own study program to suit your needs and interests, you can choose where your degree will take you.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent).

Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Business Administration and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Credit Transfer / Exemption

Maximum exemption: 50%

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.
Credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be offered for equivalent level studies.

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Application Status
Session 1 2018 (Feb – Jun)
Session 2 2018 (Jul – Oct)
Session 3 2018 (Nov – Feb)

Session 1 2019 (Mar – Jun)
Session 2 2019 (Jul – Nov)
Session 3 2019 (Nov – Feb)

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For detailed information on the course and application procedures, please contact us
by phone at 3482 8241 / 3482 8251; or
by email at info@i-success.org; or
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Programme information is correct at time of publish. The University reserves the right to make variations to the programme schedules, contents, information and fees without notice.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

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