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Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management (MCom/MLogMan)

Course Code MACOMLOM2000
Course Type Postgraduate
Credit Points Required  108
CRICOS code 074083B


The Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management is for continuing students only. There are no new intakes into this program

This program combines the Master of Commerce degree with the Master of Logistics Management. The two master's degrees can be awarded in a shorter time than it would take to study them independently.

Minimum duration of degree

Full-time Part-time

2.5 years

4.5 years

Degree structure

Please Note: The requirements set out here is for students commencing their Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management degree from 2012. Continuing students should follow the degree structure outline in the Handbook for the year they commenced their degree.

To be awarded the Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management, students must successfully complete a total of 18 units of study (108 credit points), comprising:

For the Master of Commerce component:

  • two commerce core units of study (12 credit points)
  • up to three commerce foundational units of study (18 credit points) (excluding TPTM5001).
  • a specialisation chosen from one of the Commerce specialisation subject areas (excluding Logistics and Supply chain Management)
  • additional elective units of study from the Commerce specialisation subject areas.
For the Logistics Management component:
  • four core logistics management units of study (24 credit points).
  • four elective logistics management units of study (24 credit points).

Commerce core units of study

Students must complete both core units of study

  • BUSS5000 Critical Thinking in Business (in the first semester of enrolment) #
  • BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business (in the final semester of enrolment)

Commerce foundational units of study

Master of Commerce students complete a maximum of three foundational units.

The available foundational units are as follows:

1. Foundational units from the University of Sydney Business School:

  • ACCT5001 Accounting Principles
  • BUSS5002 Business Fundamentals
  • CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
  • FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
  • IBUS5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business*
  • IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship *
  • IBUS5003 Global Business *
  • INFS5001 Project Management
  • INFS5002 Digital Business Foundations
  • ITLS5100 Transport & Infrastructure Foundations
  • MKTG5001 Marketing Principles
  • QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business
  • WORK5003 Management and Organisations

* IBUS5002 and IBUS5003 replace IBUS5001 from 2013.

2. Foundational units from the School of Economics (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences):

  • ECMT5001 Principles of Econometrics
  • ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory

Commerce areas of specialisation

Students must complete a specialisation as a requirement for the Master's degree. For a specialisation, students complete at least one foundational unit of study (six credit points) and four advanced units of study (24 credit points). The foundational units for a specialisation are completed within a student's first semester of study and the capstone unit for the specialisation is completed in a student's final semester of study.

Students select their specialisation and/or electives from the following areas:

1. Specialisations offered by the University of Sydney Business School:

2. Specialisations offered by the School of Economics (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences):

Logistics Management core units of study

  • TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management *; OR ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management (foundation unit for degree) #
  • one of the following: TPTM6115 Organisational Logistics*, ITLS6006 Supply Chain Organisational Management, ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing, ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems, ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement, or ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management
  • TPTM6495 Analysis Tools for Transport and Logistics*; OR ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport 
  • TPTM6170 Value Chain Management *; OR ITLS6090 Global Value Chain Networks (capstone unit for degree) ^

* These units will not be offered from 2014.

# Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for TPTM5001 or ITLS5000. Students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to the Postgraduate Coordinator for Logistics Management at

^  Note:  Students who commenced prior to 2014 do not have to complete prerequisites  ITLS6002, ITLS6003 and ITLS6004. Please contact Staff and Student Services for enrolment in this unit.

Logistics Management elective units of study

  • ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing (if not completed as a core) 
  • ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems (if not completed as a core) 
  • ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement (if not completed as a core) 
  • ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management (if not  completed as a core) 
  • ITLS6005 Green Operations & Reverse Logistics 
  • ITLS6006 Supply Chain Organisational Management (if not completed as a core)
  • ITLS6007 Disaster Relief Operations 
  • ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics 
  • ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management 
  • ITLS6106  Infrastructure Appraisal
  • ITLS6107 GIS for Transport & Logistics
  • ITLS6300 Maritime Management & Logistics 
  • ITLS6301 Ports Management 
  • ITLS6302 Maritime Case Studies & Simulation 
  • ITLS6400 Airline Strategy & Supply Chains 
  • ITLS6401 Airport Management 
  • ITLS6402 Aviation Case Studies & Simulation 
  • ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects 
  • ITLS6900 Research Case Study I (departmental permission required) 
  • ITLS6901 Research Case Study II (departmental permission required) 
  • TPTM6130 Transport and Logistics Strategy
  • TPTM6160 Aviation Management and Logistics
  • TPTM6180 Geographical Information Systems
  • TPTM6190 Logistics Systems
  • TPTM6200 Maritime Logistics
  • TPTM6210 Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop SCM
  • TPTM6222 Railway Planning and Operations
  • TPTM6224 Intelligent Transport and Logistic Systems
  • TPTM6240 Public Transport Policy and Planning
  • TPTM6241 Transport Modes and Systems
  • TPTM6260 International Logistics
  • TPTM6270 Innovations in Logistics and Supply Chains
  • TPTM6290 Special Topic in Supply Chain Management
  • TPTM6310 Project Management in Supply Chains
  • TPTM6350 Strategic Transport Modelling
  • TPTM6360 Traffic Systems Control and Management
  • TPTM6380 Retail Logistics Management
  • TPTM6390 Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects
  • TPTM6400 Strategic and Operational Procurement * 
  • TPTM6425 Collecting, Managing and Assessing Data
  • TPTM6440 International Freight Transportation
  • TPTM6450 Transport Policy
  • TPTM6470 Sustainable Transport and Logistic Systems * 
  • TPTM6330 Research Project I * 
  • TPTM6300 Research Project II *

* All TPTM units will not be offered from 2014.

Progression guide

The following table below shows an example degree progression for a student enrolled in the Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management on a full-time basis undertaking three or four units of study per semester.

In this example, 'MCom' refers to the Master of Commerce and 'MLM' refers to the Master of Logistics Management.

Year / Semester Units of study Credit points

Year 1 Semester 1


foundational (articulates to specialisation)

TPTM5001; OR ITLS5000


Year 1 Semester 2

foundational / elective

foundational / elective

TPTM6115;OR ITLS6006 OR one of the following: ITLS6001, ITLS6002, ITLS6003 or ITLS6004

TPTM6495; OR ITLS5200


Year 2 Semester 1



MLM elective



Year 2
Semester 2

MCom specialisation

MCom specialisation

MLM elective

MLM elective


Year 3 Semester 1

BUSS6000 (capstone)

MCom elective

TPTM6170; OR ITLS6090 (capstone)


Please Note. The information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their degree in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan their degree based upon your individual needs and to contact Staff and Student Services if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your degree.