2 years, intensive part-time
$3720 per course, FEE-HELP available
Study Periods
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct

Program introduction

You want an accredited degree that will help you navigate the complex and evolving world of business to get further ahead in your career. You want a detailed introduction to various areas of key business functions and operations for greater management oversight.  

RMIT’s online Master of Commerce program covers integral business concepts and principles related to key business units. Created with business-savvy professionals in mind, whether you’re looking for a career change or want to gain a deeper understanding of core business functions in a global business context, this is your ticket to get ahead.

Expand your knowledge and select from a range of exceptional postgraduate courses to design a program that supports your career aspirations. Courses cover three fundamental areas within business, enabling you to build your knowledge and expertise, and add weight to your degree.

You’ll learn from and connect with renowned industry leaders. Our online Master of Commerce program is underpinned by an extensive network of industry connections including business practitioners, experienced academics and industry-relevant courses. Everything you learn can be applied to the real world, straight away.

When it comes to the next stage of your career, make a decision that will take you into the future. Transition into new areas or further your existing knowledge and solidify your career path.

What you will study

As part of the Master of Commerce program you will study the fundamentals of business. Choose from broad-reaching topics to cover a range of career moves and progressions.

You will study one compulsory capstone course, Business Research Design, and 11 courses selected from:

An intensive degree that works for you

Our intensive learning model allows you to fast-track your study while you work full-time – you’ve got goals to achieve, there’s no point drawing it out over a number of years. Graduate in just two years, even when studying part-time.

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

Offering six intakes throughout the year, you only study one course at a time across a seven-week study periods, meaning your learning is consolidated and focused. Fit your coursework into your life – not the other way around.

As well as 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; 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 obligations

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

Get 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

No need to spend valuable study time searching for tools and resources – our dedicated online concierge service is on hand to help you make the most of your study time. From the day you accept your offer into the Master of Commerce to the day you graduate, you’ll have ongoing personalised support.

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

Our interactive Study Planner asks you to consider the time you spend on certain activities each week, and where you could potentially 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

12 courses | 2 years intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration

Program intakes

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


Our Master of Commerce encompasses courses that make up our Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma, so if you need to exit the program early, you can earn a postgraduate qualification by successfully completing specified courses. The Graduate Certificate is also a pathway to the Masters for some students (see entry requirements).

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
An 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 rmit.edu.au.


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