- Master of Commerce (Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences)
- Entry and participation requirements
About this course
1. To be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- A four-year undergraduate degree in finance, economics, mathematics, psychology, biology, computer science, physics, or engineering, or equivalent, a University of Melbourne equivalent weighted average mark of least 75% (H2A) or equivalent; or
- a qualification and/or professional experience considered to be equivalent;
- a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course (maximum of 1,000 words); and
- a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test, unless the applicant has met one of the Faculty’s doctoral-level conditions for GMAT/GRE exemption; and
academic referee reports (except for applicants who have graduated from the University of Melbourne within the last 5 years).
- Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applicants, the selection committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the results of a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test completed within the last 5 years. No minimum GMAT or GRE score is required. The average score of successful applicants is around 680-700 (GMAT) and 324 (GRE).**The following applicants for this course are exempt from submitting a GMAT or GRE test:
◦Those who have completed an undergraduate degree in Australia or New Zealand within the 18 months prior to the date of application; or
◦Those who face significant humanitarian issues;
- performance in an interview during which the applicant’s level of understanding, motivation and time commitment will be assessed; and
- relevant prior research and/or professional experience; and
- referee reports; and
- the personal statement.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
Inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete this course that must be met by all students. For information on the inherent requirements specific to this course contact the course/program coordinator. In some circumstances reasonable adjustments may be available to enable students to meet these requirements while still preserving the academic integrity of the university's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. For more information on how to seek these adjustments refer to the Student Equity and Disability Support website: https://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Last updated: 30 July 2021