Flagship Master of Commerce revamped

Wednesday, 8 August 2012  Features

The Australian School of Business (ASB) has re-designed its flagship Master of Commerce (MCom) to take account of changing market demands, altered business and operating requirements, and an increasingly competitive job market. ASB's revised MCom was designed in close consultation with industry, alumni and students.

Associate Professor Gavin Schwarz, Director of the MCom, said "the revised MCom will be launched in 2013 as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. The MCom has stood the test of time and at the same time is alive with contemporary ideas and the latest learning techniques.

"The revised program has been designed for students who are interested in transitioning to a business specialisation such as economics, marketing, finance, information systems, risk management or information systems.

"It is an energising and empowering degree for a broad range of students with diverse backgrounds. It will enable students to reach their full disciplinary potential, challenged by the rigor of an academic curriculum and the fundamentals of their chosen specialisation.

"A core strength of the revised program is a focus on personal reflection - students will have opportunities to learn about themselves and to develop personal resources that will sustain them throughout their career. By making the revised MCom a pathway to a business specialisation, the program will aid students in developing a vision of their futures while providing the substance required for achieving it.

"Students start the program with a course which focuses on developing skills to critique business practice, emphasising teamwork, ethics, and sustainability. The last course, a capstone, will be offered based on specialisation, allowing students to develop technical skills in their area of expertise", says Associate Professor Schwarz.

View the revised MCom program.