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This handbook entry provides you with the requirements of the degree.

The Master of Commerce (Extension) program has a long and distinguished history in providing high quality, relevant business education. If you are a non-business graduate wanting to develop your skills and knowledge in business, or if you are a business graduate who would like to broaden your business knowledge, then this program, allowing you to specialise in one or two business disciplines may be suitable for you.

The Master of Commerce (Extension) is innovative, industry-relevant and incorporates the latest thinking in business.

Note: if you commenced the Master of Commerce (Extension) degree prior to S1 2019 you should refer to the program structure for the year you first enrolled into the degree. For more information please visit Previous UNSW Online Handbooks.



Study Level


Typical duration

2 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Commerce (Extension) - MCom(Extn)



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Program Structure

Students must complete 96 UOC as a standalone program.

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1 or 2 Specialisations

Students in the Commerce (extension) programs can choose to complete either 1 or 2 specialisations.

For only 1 Specialisation:
1 Data analysis course
Prescribed gateway course from specialisation + 2 additional gateway courses
5 Specialisation Courses
5 M.Comm electives
1 Capstone course related to specialisation, or practicum course

For 2 Specialisations:
1 Data Analysis course
Prescribed gateway course from each specialisation + 1 additional gateway course
5 Specialisation courses from first specialisation
5 Specialisation courses from second specialsation
1 Capstone course related to either specialisation, or practicum course

Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements


Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Additional Information

CREDIT TRANSFERS (including the Data Analysis course) may be awarded for courses (maximum 24 UOC) based on your previous studies. These credits will be assessed upon application and you will be notified (in the offer letter) of the credit/s awarded.

It is recommended students contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for guidance on options available to increase depth of learning.

Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change. You are required to follow degree structure for the year you commence the program. Please refer to previous editions of the Online Handbook for pre-2019 program requirements.

Current Students:

Contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for advice.
tel: + 61 2 9385 3189
location: Level 1, room 1028, Quadrangle Building
Forms, policies and procedures
Frequently asked questions

Prospective Students:

Contact Student Recruitment
T: +61 2 9385 3507

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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