UWA Handbook 2014

Master of Commerce (coursework)

About this course

This course provides the opportunity to develop breadth across selected areas including accounting, business information management, economics, electronic business, employment relations, finance, human resource management, international business, management or marketing.

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Commerce (coursework)
Award abbreviationMCom
Course code41680
Course typemaster's degree by coursework only
Statuscurrent / 2014
Administered byUWA Business School
CRICOS code040787F
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsbeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read http://www.international.uwa.edu.au/students/esos for more information.)
Estimated time commitmentThe estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
ArticulationThis course does not form part of an articulated course.
Minimum credit points required72
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Full-time duration1.5 years
Time limit5 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Crawley)
Domestic fee typepostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Assistant Professor Michele Roberts
ENQUIRIES AND COURSE ADVICE
  
Course advicePostgraduate Student Centre
6488 3980
postgrads-business@uwa.edu.au
NoteFor more information on this course, refer to http://www.business.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/coursework/mcom.


Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Specialisations

Accounting

The Accounting specialisation offers a solid foundation in core accounting concepts and practices to enable students to embark on a career in accounting, equipped with the knowledge and skills essential for a professional in the business world. It focuses on the preparation, interpretation and communication of accounting information, crucial for effective decision making within and outside an organisation. Students can choose to undertake study in financial and/or management accounting. Units within this specialisation may enable students to meet professional accounting membership requirements when considered in conjunction with their other studies.

Business Information Management

The Business Information Management specialisation examines the critical roles of information and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in organisations. Students develop capabilities and learn techniques that enable them to identify strategic opportunities for applying ICTs and to manage projects which integrate software into organisational business processes. The specialisation prepares students for a variety of management roles requiring liaison between business and technical experts and for a career as an ICT Business Analyst.

Economics

The Economics specialisation is for students who have a genuine interest to undertake postgraduate studies with no prior background in Economics. Students develop an understanding of economics topics such as microeconomic and macroeconomic analyses, data analysis and decision making, public economics, development economics, environmental and resource economics, international trade, economic analysis, economic thought and international finance and markets. An interesting feature of this course is that, in addition to economics units, it enables students to study other postgraduate business units as well such as accounting, business information management, electronic business etc.

Electronic Business

The Electronic Business specialisation prepares students to work in professions that fuse business and technology. It studies business operations that focus on technologies, which is important given the increased use of electronic processes within business operations. Students are exposed to the use of electronic tools and techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes. They are also exposed to core business principles and a wide range of topics that focus on electronic commerce principles. Undertaking the electronic business specialisation covers a broad range of topics including electronic marketing, electronic business, supply chain management, and computing applications within business to highlight a few.

Employment Relations

The Employment Relations specialisation combines academic learning with case studies in workplace relations between employers and employees. Students examine how work and employment are evolving, the way employees are managed, the role of unions, how cooperation and negotiation can be developed, and how conflict can emerge and be managed. Students learn about the wider impact of employment relations on the economy, society and politics. Almost all of us are an employee or employer at some stage and the learning in employment relations helps students to better understand their experiences in an employment relationship.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This specialisation is not available in 2014.

Finance

The Finance specialisation equips students with strong foundations in finance. These include corporate finance issues facing managers within an organisation such as the appropriate equity to debt mix to fund projects, identifying the optimal dividend policy, and the selection of business projects. Students are also exposed to concepts in investment finance including risk and return trade-offs, workings of the capital market, investment products and investment portfolios, and appropriate risk management techniques. This specialisation is designed to prepare students for entry into the finance profession.

Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management specialisation combines academic learning with workplace-based scenarios to lead to a theoretical and practical grounding in the management of people and employment in Australia and overseas. Students start with an introduction to the broad cross-section of human resources (HR) roles and functions and then take more advanced units which consider performance management, career development, workforce engagement, compensation and rewards, employee retention, strategic HR policy and current research and contemporary models of HRM practice. In addition there is the opportunity to include specialist units which introduce the student to the major tests and instruments utilised in the selection and assessment of employees, the legal rules guiding employment and people management, managing workplace diversity and organisational change and development.

International Business

The International Business specialisation combines academic learning with applied examples of managing and practising international business. All students commence with the introductory unit MGMT5511 Introduction to Global Business, completion of which ensures understanding of management strategies in practising business globally together with the business and social contexts shaping it. Students then study a selection of units which provide more in-depth knowledge of international finance and markets, international employment relations, international management, global marketing strategies, globalisation and organisational change.

Management

This specialisation is not available in 2014.

Marketing

Due to the advent of new electronic technologies—the opening of new markets, and among others, the varied challenges organisations in all sectors find themselves confronting in their customer, client and community interactions—today's marketing environment, whether in the private or public sector, is an exciting one in which to work.

The Marketing specialisation prepares students to successfully operate in the marketing environment by exposing them to the latest thinking and examples of best practice across a wide range of areas such as marketing management, consumer behaviour, promotion, advertising, marketing research, services marketing, project and channel management and strategic marketing. Classes are taught by a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and other in-class activities. Undertaking a marketing specialisation at The University of Western Australia involves studying with one of the best groups of marketing academics in the country, all of whom are at the forefront of marketing knowledge. When this is combined with the UWA Business School's excellent relationships with industry, governments and the not-for-profit sector, the result is a great combination of theory, practice and future prospects for students considering a rewarding career in marketing.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Accounting

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take unit(s) to the value of 30 points from Group A:

Group A

S1, S2ACCT5511Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
N/AACCT5521Advanced Corporate Financial Accounting
S1, S2ACCT5522Principles of Auditing
S1, S2ACCT5531Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
N/AACCT5532Accounting Information Systems
S1ACCT5633Accounting for Planning and Control
S1ACCT5637Principles of Taxation

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Business Information Management

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take unit(s) to the value of 30 points from Group A:

Group A

S2INMT5501Enterprise Information Systems
S1INMT5503Logistics and Supply Chain Management
S1INMT5504Business Process Management
S2INMT5518Computer Modelling Applications for Business
N/AINMT5526Artificial Intelligence in Business
N/AINMT5560Information Management
S2INMT5620Management of Information Systems
S1, T3MGMT5665Project Management

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Economics

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (6 points):

S2ECON5540Economic Analysis and Policy

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

S2ECON4405Public Economics
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
N/AECON4450Advanced International Trade
S1ECON4503Advanced Economic Analysis
S1ECON4507History of Economic Thought
S2ECON5502International Finance and Markets
S1, S2FINA5432Introduction to Finance

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Electronic Business

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (6 points):

S2, NSEBUS5504Electronic Business

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

S1INMT5503Logistics and Supply Chain Management
S1INMT5504Business Process Management
S2INMT5518Computer Modelling Applications for Business
N/AINMT5526Artificial Intelligence in Business
S2MKTG5462Global Marketing Strategy
S1MKTG5501Integrated Marketing Communications
S1MKTG5502Electronic Marketing
S2MKTG5578Client Management

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Employment Relations

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take unit(s) to the value of 30 points from Group A:

Group A

S1EMPL5412Employment Relations
S1EMPL5415Globalisation and Organisational Change
S2EMPL5501Strategic Workplace Relations
S1EMPL5511International Employment Relations
NSEMPL5514Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
S1, S2HRMT5504Introduction to Human Resource Management
S2LAWS5555Employee Relations Law

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (6 points):

T1MGMT5608Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

N/AMGMT5601Small Business Management
N/AMGMT5625New Venture Creations
N/AMGMT5626Corporate Entrepreneurship
N/AMGMT5627Managing Strategic Networks
N/AMGMT5638Small Business Excellence (12 points)
N/AMGMT5639Commercialisation Management Project (12 points)
T1, T2, T3MGMT5782Management Case Study
N/AMKTG5603Management of Technology and Innovation

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Finance

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (24 points):

S1FINA5631International Financial Analysis
S2FINA5632Investments
S1FINA5635Corporate Finance
S2LAWS5508Commercial and Company Law

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points from Group A:

Group A

S1, S2FINA5432Introduction to Finance
T1, T2, T3, NSFINA5530Managerial Finance

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Human Resource Management

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take unit(s) to the value of 30 points from Group A:

Group A

NSHRMT5501Managing Workplace Diversity
S2HRMT5502Human Resource Analytics
S1, S2HRMT5504Introduction to Human Resource Management
S1HRMT5518Strategic Human Resource Management
S2LAWS5555Employee Relations Law
S2PSYC5514Assessment and Selection
S2PSYC5515Organisational Development and Work Design

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in International Business

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (6 points)

S1MGMT5511Introduction to Global Business

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

S2ECON5502International Finance and Markets
S1EMPL5415Globalisation and Organisational Change
S1EMPL5511International Employment Relations
T1MGMT5505International Management
T3MGMT5618International Study Program
S2MKTG5462Global Marketing Strategy

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Management

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (12 points):

S1MGMT5507Management and Organisations
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points from Group A:

Group A

S1, S2HRMT5504Introduction to Human Resource Management
N/AMGMT5509Advanced Management
N/AMGMT5510Strategic Capabilities and Organisational Success
N/AMGMT5515Managing Organisational Knowledge and Innovation

Master of Commerce (coursework) with a specialisation in Marketing

For students with a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

For students without a Bachelor of Commerce major

Take all course core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3MGMT5504Data Analysis and Decision Making
S1, S2, T3MGMT5506Ethical Dimensions of Organisations, Management and Leadership

Course option(s)

  • Students without a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 18 points from any specialisation offered in this course.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Commerce major take units to the value of 36 points from any specialisation in this course.

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (6 points):

S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSMKTG5550Marketing Principles

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

S2MKTG5406Buyer Behaviour and Decision Making
S2MKTG5408Marketing Analysis and Planning
S2MKTG5462Global Marketing Strategy
S1MKTG5463Marketing of Services
S1MKTG5465Applied Marketing Research
S1MKTG5501Integrated Marketing Communications

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.