Degree completion program

Studying for a postgraduate degree is a big commitment. At RMIT we recognise that life can sidetrack you sometimes. This can mean that, like many other postgraduate students, you may start a masters program but are not able to complete it, missing out on the career boost the qualification could provide.

With our 100% online Degree Completion program, we offer students the opportunity to complete their postgraduate studies and gain the full benefits without having to start over.

Fill your skills gaps and solidify your professional experience with a program covering core concepts related to key business functions. You can choose from courses covering marketing, supply chain and logistics, human resource management, and project management to gain the qualification to place you ahead of the competition.

With the degree completion program, you can gain credit transfer for up to six previously studied postgraduate business courses (units of study). On completion of six more, you could graduate from RMIT with a Master of Commerce in just 12 months (intensive part-time study):

  • Graduate Diploma in business-related area: credit transfer for six courses, six courses to complete (12 months of study);
  • Graduate Certificate in business-related area: credit transfer for four courses, eight courses to complete (16 months of study);
  • Single units of study will be assessed for credit transfer on an individual basis.

*Duration of program depends on credit transfer granted

Gain a second Masters

Have you already got a Masters degree and want to add a second qualification to your credentials? Perhaps you want to open new career opportunities and pathways.

As advocates of lifelong learning, RMIT facilitates career advancement and opportunity through our postgraduate study programs. We also understand that a lot of Masters degrees encompass similar skills sets, which is why our online Master of Commerce program allows you to use your previous study experience as a way of earning Credit Transfer towards attaining your second Masters.

Design your own degree

Choose courses from areas of study including marketing, supply chain and logistics and human resource management to prepare you for your next career move. Build the skills you need in the areas you want to excel in, and maximise your learning.

Offering Credit Transfer for up to six courses - or half your degree - this is perfect for students looking to advance in their current roles or change careers entirely. For example, if you’ve got an existing Master of Professional Accounting and wish to move into the world of marketing management, in as few as 12 months you could have the degree to help you get there.


What you will study

As part of the online Master of Commerce degree completion program, you will study key concepts of business. Choose from a variety topics that suit a range of career moves and progressions:​

An intensive degree that works for you

Our intensive learning model allows you to fast-track your study while you work full time.

  • Six study periods and intakes across the year
  • Seven-week study periods
  • Study one course per study period
  • Consolidated and focused learning

Fit your coursework into your life – not the other way around.

Thanks to our innovative online learning platform – accessible on desktop and mobile devices – your virtual classroom is always ready for you. No timetables, no worries.

As well as through our intensive, online study model, this program is also available on-campus.

Learn from the world’s best

RMIT has some of the best teachers in the world, and now we’ve brought them online. Not only will you learn from the same, world-class academics and industry experts, but you’ll also graduate with the same qualification as you’d receive on campus.

No on-campus exams or lectures

While you will have online assessments, the Master of Commerce delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and traditional exams. All lecture material and content is delivered directly to you, wherever you are.

Gain real-world skills

We believe in work-connected learning. That means you can take everything you learn in the virtual classroom to the workforce – straight away. You don’t have to wait to finish your program to start applying your new skills and knowledge.

The support you need to advance your career

There's no need to spend valuable study time searching for tools and resources – our dedicated online staff are on hand to help you make the most of your study time. From the day you accept your offer to join the program to the day you graduate, you’ll have ongoing personalised support.

Don’t have time to study online? Think again.

Our interactive Study Planner encourages you to consider the time you spend on certain activities each week and where you could allocate time towards study.

You’ll discover just how achievable it is to fit the weekly recommended 15 hours of study into your life.


Program details


2018 tuition fees are $3720 per 12 credit point course, totalling $44,640 for 12 courses.
See our Fees page for information. Fees apply to 2018 only. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Program duration

The Master of Commerce can be gained in 12 months:

  • Students with a Master in a business-related area: six courses
  • Students with a Graduate Diploma in a business-related area: six courses.
  • Students with a Graduate Certificate in a business-related area: eight courses.

Each course is seven weeks in duration.

Program intakes

Six intakes, annually (January, March, May, July, September and October)

Entry requirements

Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in business (or a related discipline); or
Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-cognate discipline, plus at least three years relevant management work experience; or
RMIT Graduate Certificate in Commerce.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University (see below).

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Master of Commerce does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT's on-campus programs visit


A critical part of delivering high-level coursework online is providing students with a consistent approach to assessment. Students are assessed on how well each of their course learning outcomes are met, in alignment with the overall program learning outcomes.

Course assessments will occur across a seven-week teaching period and are designed to progressively build in weight over time, with each linking back and building on the last.

Examples of common assessments may include group and individual tasks, such as:

  • Quizzes;
  • Case studies;
  • Research assignments and reports;
  • Contribution to online discussions; and
  • Collaboration on set tasks or projects.

As many of our students are working full-time and have professional commitments during the week, course assessments are usually due on Sunday evenings, allowing optimum time over the weekend to finesse for submission.

Rich feedback will be provided to students throughout the teaching period via online forums on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

English language requirements

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University.

You can provide your results from one of these three options:

  1. an accepted English language proficiency test
  2. an accepted English language provider, or
  3. a recognised Australian or international qualification.

English language proficiency tests minimum scores:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Work-connected and industry-relevant

In the capstone course, Business Research Design, you will explore a complex problem, and test and evaluate potential solutions with industry and community stakeholders. This compulsory course connects your learning to real-world work challenges.

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 (former), Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design, thinking and business.


Career outlook

Graduates may work in a variety of fields like management, finance, marketing, logistics and supply chain and human resources.

Roles may include:

  • project manager
  • marketing specialist
  • logistics manager
  • business administrator
  • positions in human resources