Master of Commerce

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Overview

The School of Management offers a Master of Commerce (MCom) degree in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations or Management at postgraduate level. There is a 180-point MCom (for students who have not yet completed honours or an equivalent qualification) and a 120-point MCom (for those who have).

Dr Todd Bridgman and School of Management alumni discuss postgraduate study in the fields of Management, and Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, offered by Victoria Business School.

180-point Master of Commerce

The 180-point MCom follows on from a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in the same subject area, or a similar degree. In addition to 90-120 points of taught courses (including study of relevant research methods), it involves a research thesis or one or two small research projects. This degree is a good choice for graduates in HRIR or MGMT seeking to complete a Master’s degree in three trimesters (the maximum time allowed is four years).

Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations

To enrol in the 180-point MCom in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations you need to have completed either:

  • a BCom degree including HRIR 320 and either 30 further HRIR 300-level points or 15 further HRIR 300-level points and 15 MGMT 300-level points, with a grade average of B or better in the 200 and 300-level HRIR and MGMT courses; or
  • a suitable alternative degree (or the equivalent in extensive and appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience).

To complete the 180-point MCom in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations, you need to take either:

  • HRIR 401, 402, MGMT 404, 405, 411
  • one further course from (HRIR 411-412, MGMT 401-418)
  • HRIR 592 (90 point thesis)

Or

  • HRIR 401, 402,
  • MGMT 404, 405, 411, 430
  • one further course from (HRIR 411-412, MGMT 401-418)
  • and either:
    • HRIR 530 and 531, or
    • One of HRIR 530, 531; 30 further points at 400-level or above, including at least 15 approved points at 500-level.

Management

To enrol in the 180-point MCom in Management you need to have completed either:

  • a BCom degree including MGMT 320 and 30 further MGMT 300-level points, with a grade average of B or better in the 200 and 300-level MGMT courses; or
  • a suitable alternative degree (or the equivalent in extensive and appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience).

To complete the 180-point MCom in Management, you need to take either:

  • MGMT 404
  • three courses from (MGMT 401, 403, 405-418)
  • two further courses from (MGMT 401-489, HRIR 401-419, or approved honours courses)
  • MGMT 592 (90 point thesis)

Or

  • MGMT 404, 430
  • three courses from (MGMT 401, 403, 405-418)
  • two further courses from (MGMT 401-489, HRIR 401-419, or approved honours courses)
  • and either:
    • (a) MGMT 530 and 531, or
    • (b) One of MGMT 530, 531; 30 further points at 400-level or above, including at least 15 approved points at 500-level.

120-point Master of Commerce

The 120-point MCom in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations or Management follows a previous Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in the same subject area, or a similar honours degree.

To enrol in the 120-point MCom in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations, you need to have completed either:

  • a BCom(Hons) in HRIR with First Class Honours (or Second Class, Division 1); or
  • a similar alternative degree (or the equivalent in extensive and appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience).

To enrol in the 120-point MCom in Management, you need to have completed either:

  • a BCom(Hons) in Management with First Class Honours (or Second Class, Division 1); or
  • a similar alternative degree (or the equivalent in extensive and appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience).

The 120-point Master's degree requires completion of either a 120-point research study (including a literature review, data collection/analysis, findings) presented as a thesis (30,000 to 40,000 words) or a 90-point thesis (25,000 – 30,000 words) plus 30 points of approved courses at 400-level or above.

How to find out more

For further information with regard to the MCom in Management or Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations, contact: