Graduate degrees offer the opportunity for graduates to obtain a professional qualification or develop their expertise in an individual field. Graduate studies in business and economics are also available for non-Commerce graduates.

Graduate Professional Entry programs

Graduate professional entry programs are professional qualifications in disciplines including law, engineering and teaching. Fifty percent of designated places in these programs are Commonwealth supported. A guaranteed 20% of these Commonwealth supported places will be reserved for Graduate Access scholars who have been educationally, financially or socially disadvantaged.

Students enrolling in the University's graduate professional degrees will have completed a suitable undergraduate degree at Melbourne or another recognised university. The graduate programs will offer highly competitive and specialised professional graduate education in a range of disciplines.

There are many advantages of graduate professional education. Studying in a graduate cohort offers the opportunity to gain a mature and detailed understanding of the relevant subject areas before committing to a particular profession, as well as the chance to participate in a rigorous and highly-specialised learning experience.

Students will benefit from the University's strong industry links to industry, community and professional bodies, and be able to access internships, mentor programs and career support services. Ultimately, you will benefit from improved employability and higher remuneration, which are two of the benefits of a graduate qualification

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Commerce, graduates are eligible for entry into a wide range of professional graduate programs such as teaching, law, engineering and more.

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Ahmed MoosaDoing commerce was a natural step for me – my parents work in business and I always knew that I would study something related at university. I like the freedom that the Bachelor of Commerce affords, and I think the training you receive allows you to enjoy flexible career choices. I found the course interesting and practical, with each subject building on a unique set of skills. Walking into a supermarket and being able to understand how a comprehensive marketing strategy was implemented is amazing.
Ahmed Moosa
BCom graduate; now a student in the GSBE

Graduate programs in Business and Economics

Graduate programs in business and economics are open to Bachelor of Commerce students who seek to extend their expertise in a particular field or broaden their knowledge in another business discipline. These programs are offered by the Melbourne Business School, and Commerce graduates are able to pursue graduate degrees right after graduation or following a period of employment. There are a range of coursework and research programs available to suit your career goals.

The Melbourne Business School also offers a number of programs to non-Commerce students who are seeking a business qualification to help them start their career or change their career path. Most are designed for applicants who do not already have Commerce degree and did not complete any business studies at undergraduate level.