Graduate Diploma in Commerce (GradDipCom)
|Credit Points Required||48|
The Graduate Diploma in Commerce has been revised for students commencing from 2012.
The Commerce programs draw on the breadth of research and teaching expertise in the University of Sydney Business School to assist students to develop the advanced skills and knowledge required for a high-level position in industry, commerce, and government. These programs offer specialised education in the following areas: accounting, banking, business information systems, business law, economics, econometrics, finance, international business, logistics and supply chain management, management and organisations, marketing, quantitative business analysis, quantitative finance, strategy and innovation and project management.
Note: Students who commenced their degree prior to 2012 should refer to the course structure, available major subject areas and resolutions in the faculty handbook for the year they commenced. Archived faculty handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website.
Please Note: The following structure is for students commencing study in this course from 2012. Students who commenced study prior to 2012 may choose to follow this structure or complete their course according to the structure set out in the handbook of the year they commenced their study in this course (see Handbook archives).
To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Commerce, students must successfully complete a total of eight units of study (48 credit points), comprising:
- one core unit of study (six credit points)
- two to three foundational units of study (12 to 18 credit points)
- four to five elective units of study (24 to 30 credit points) (excluding foundational units)
Please Note: The structure and specialisations subject areas for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce have been revised for students commencing in 2012. The details are outlined below. For 2011 continuing students please refer to the information available from the following link:
All students must complete the core unit of study in their first semester of study:
Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma complete two or three foundational units. The available foundational units are as follows:
(i) Foundational units from the University of Sydney Business School:
- ACCT5001 Accounting Principles
- BUSS5001 Firms, Markets and Business Management (new unit for 2013)
- CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
- FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
- IBUS5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business*
- IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (new unit for 2013)
- IBUS5003 Global Business (new unit for 2013)
- INFS5001 Project Management
- MKTG5001 Marketing Principles
- QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business
- TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- WORK5003 Management and Organisations
* IBUS5002 and IBUS5003 replace IBUS5001 from 2013.
(ii) Foundational units from the School of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
Students select their electives any units available to students enrolled in this course including from under the following subject areas. Electives must be non-foundational units of study.
(i) Subject areas from the University of Sydney Business School:
- Business Information Systems
- Business Law
- International Business
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- People, Management and Organisations (formerly 'Management and Organisations')
- Project Management
- Quantitative Business Analysis
- Quantitative Finance
- Strategty, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (formerly 'Strategy and Innovation')
(ii) Subject areas from the School of Economics (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences):
Specialisations are NOT available under this course.
Please Note: The information set out here is for students commencing their Graduate Diploma in Commerce program in 2012 and 2013. Continuing students should follow the structure outlined in the Handbook for the year they commenced their studies.
The following table illustrates a progression example for a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Commerce on a full-time basis undertaking four units of study per semester.
|Year / Semester|
Units of study
foundational or elective
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 course in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan your course based upon your individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your course.