Changes to Postgraduate Programs in 2014 and Transitional Arrangements for Continuing Students

Please note that not all changes are listed below. See these pages for the most up to date information on courses, specialisations and units of study.

Deleted Courses

Changes to Courses

Master of Commerce (and embedded courses)

Foundational Units

From 2014, the minimum number of foundational level units required for the 16 unit Master of Commerce program will be reduced from four to two units. If you commenced or transferred into the 16 unit program prior to 2014 you may elect to complete the reduced number of foundational units. The maximum number of foundational units you may take for your program remains at six. Students who hold a prior qualification in a business field can continue to apply for waivers for foundational level units.

BUSS5001 Firms, Markets and Business Management is no longer a foundational unit for the Master of Commerce - this does not impact on continuing students and the unit can still be counted towards foundational unit requirements.

Specialisations

  1. Accounting - ACCT5002 Managerial Accounting and Decision Making is now a prerequisite for ACCT6005 Management Control Systems.
  2. International Business - new elective units on offer include: BUSS6001 Energy and Environmental Security, BUSS6504 Geneva Industry Placement and IBUS6020 Enterprise Management in China. Students who achieve an average of 65% in IBUS6001 International Business Strategy and IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management may also apply to participate in MIBS6007 International Business Project, which comprises 12 credit points.
  3. Logistics and Supply Chain Management - all units for this specialisation have been revised for 2014. If you have not yet commenced the specialisation (or have only completed the foundational unit, TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management, you should follow the new specialisation structure (TPTM5001 can be substituted for the new foundational unit, ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management).
    If you have completed (or are currently undertaking) advanced units, to be awarded the specialisation you must ensure you complete, or have already completed, any two of the following:
  4. Quantitative Business Analysis - a new elective unit, QBUS6840 Predictive Analytics is available.

Dissertation

From 2014, students who achieve a WAM of 80% or higher within a minimum of 8 units of study may apply to undertake a research dissertation of 15 000 to 20 0000 words (worth 24 credit points in total). Full time students will be enrolled in BUSS7002 Business Dissertation (24 credit points) and part time students in BUSS7000 Business Dissertation A (12 credit points) and BUSS7001 Business Dissertation B (12 credit points). The Research Methods and Research Presentation units will not be offered.

Capstone Unit

BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business will be offered for the first time as an intensive unit in January-February 2014 as follows:

  • Saturday 25 January - 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 26 January - 9am to 5pm
  • Friday 7 February - 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday 8 February - 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 9 February - 9am to 5pm

Classes will be held in Merewether Lecture Room 4.

In order to be eligible to enrol in this unit you must have completed at least 48 credit points/8 units of study, however, if you are enrolled in a 2 year program, it is recommended that you take the unit in your final semester of study (e.g. upon completion of at least 12 units).

Please note the unit is NOT offered through The Sydney Summer School. You will be able to pre-enrol in the early session from mid-October 2013 via MyUni.

Other Opportunities

Exciting international double degree opportunity for Master of Commerce students

The University of Sydney Business School (USBS) has formed an exciting new Double Degree partnership with Italy's leading business school, Universita Comerciale Luigi Bocconi (Bocconi). The new two year Double Degree leads to the award of both the Master of Commerce from the USBS and the Master of Accounting, Financial Management and Control from Bocconi.

New hands on learning opportunity in business innovation available from Semester 1 next year

In 2014, the Deloitte FASTRACK Innovation Challenge program will be available to Commerce students. This globally recognised innovation program is designed to give outstanding business and management students practical experience in business innovation. It has been built up and tested over four years around a structured process specifically for developing a portfolio of market tested 'business of tomorrow' concepts in a constrained timeframe.

This program has been designed as an interactive, work integrated program featuring a mix of instructor presentation, supporting material, practical application, market testing, assignment and presentation learning methods, supported by a purpose built innovation management system with collaborative social media features. The program allows students to work with Deloitte mentors and aims to replicate a corporate 'innovation community' between the students, corporate mentors, FASTRACK co-ordinators and additional participants.

Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

In 2013, the Business School secured accreditation from the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) for the Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations programs (2013-2014 course structure).

Master of International Business

From winter 2014, MIBS6005 International Business Project A and MIBS6006 International Business Project B will be replaced with a single unit, MIBS6007 International Business Project (12 credit points). In addition, new elective units on offer include: BUSS6504 Geneva Industry Placement and IBUS6020 Enterprise Management in China.

Master of International Business & Law

Additional elective units on offer include: BUSS6504 Geneva Industry Placement and IBUS6020 Enterprise Management in China. Semester 1, 2014 will be the last semester students are admitted to this program.

Master of Logistics Management

In 2014, the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) will offer a broader range of units, with refreshed curricula to reflect the latest research and developments in industry (nationally and internationally), and the opportunity to focus on one or more of the following areas of management: logistics and supply chain, ports and maritime logistics, and aviation. The core units required for the Masters program will increase from 4 to 7.

If you are currently enrolled in a Logistics Management program you may choose whether to continue with your current course structure or move to the new structure. The below table shows the equivalence between the new 'ITLS' units of study and the current 'TPTM' units of study as well as transitional arrangements in place to enable you to complete your program with minimal disruption.

Core Units

Pre-2014 Core Unit 2014 Replacement Unit
TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management
TPTM6115 Organisational Logistics ITLS6006 Supply Chain Organisational Management OR one of the following: ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems; ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing; ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement; ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management
TPTM6495 Analysis Tools for Transport and Logistics ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport

TPTM6170 Value Chain Management

Capstone unit for Masters students only
ITLS6090 Global Chain Value Networks
P: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
C: ITLS6002 and ITLS6003 and ITLS6004
Note: Students who commenced prior to 2014 do not have to complete prerequisites ITLS6002, ITLS6003 and ITLS6004. Please contact the Student Information Office for enrolment in this unit.

Elective Units

Pre-2014 Elective Unit 2014 Replacement Unit Pre or Corequisite Notes
TPTM6130 Transport and Logistics Strategy ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics C: ITLS5200 (or TPTM6495)  
TPTM6160 Aviation Management and Logistics ITLS6400 Airline Strategy & Supply Chains C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)  
TPTM6180 Geographical Information Systems ITLS6107 GIS for Transport Supply Chains

C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)

TPTM6190 Logistics Systems ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems C: (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and ITLS6001 Core unit in 2014 but can be taken as elective if following pre-2014 course rules
TPTM6200 Maritime Logistics ITLS6300 Maritime Management & Logistics C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)  
TPTM6210 Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop SCM ITLS6005 Production, Retail & Reverse Logistics C: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001  
TPTM6380 Retail Logistics Management ITLS6005 Production, Retail & Reverse Logistics C: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001  
TPTM6390 Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects ITLS6007 Disaster Relief Operations    
TPTM6400 Strategic and Operational Procurement ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement

C: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495

Core unit for Masters students in 2014 but can be taken as elective if following pre-2014 course rules
TPTM6440 International Freight Transportation ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management

C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)

 
TPTM6300 Research Project I ITLS6900 Research Case Study I

P: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495

Elective for Masters students only and special permission required
TPTM6330 Research Project II ITLS6901 Research Case Study II

P: ITLS6900

Elective for Masters students only and special permission required

New Units of Study Pre or Corequisite Notes
ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ACCT5001 Core unit in 2014 but can be taken as elective if following pre-2014 course rules
ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management C: (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and ITLS6001 Core unit for Masters students in 2014 but can be taken as elective if following pre-2014 course rules
ITLS6301 Ports Management C: ITLS6300 or TPTM6200  
ITLS6302 Maritime Case Studies & Simulation C: ITLS6301  
ITLS6401 Airport Management C: ITLS6400 or TPTM6160  
ITLS6402 Aviation Case Studies & Simulation C: ITLS6400 or TPTM6160  
ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) or INFS5001  

Master of Marketing

MKTG6202 Marketing Research for Decision Makers has been renamed MKTG6202 Decision Making and Research. The Australian Consulting Project units have been renamed MKTG6209 Marketing Consulting Project (Part 1) and MKTG6210 Marketing Consulting Project (Part 2) and the International Consulting Project units have been renamed MKTG6211 International Marketing Project (Part 1) and MKTG6212 International Marketing Project (Part 2).

Master of Professional Accounting

ACCT6120 Corporate Governance and Accountability will become the new compulsory capstone for students commencing the Master of Professional Accounting from 2014. If you commenced the program prior to 2014 (or are currently enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and intend to upgrade to the master's degree) you are not required to complete the new capstone but can take it as an elective for the degree. New elective unit, INFS6031 Project Management and Accounting is available to Masters students.

Master of Transport Management

In 2014, the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) will offer a broader range of units, with refreshed curricula to reflect the latest research and developments in industry (nationally and internationally), and the opportunity to focus on one or more of the following areas of management: transport planning, infrastructure, ports and maritime logistics, and aviation. The core units required for the Masters program will increase from 3 to 5 and from 3 to 4 for the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate.

If you are currently enrolled in a Transport Management program you may choose whether to continue with your current course structure or move to the new structure. The below table shows the equivalence between the new 'ITLS' units of study and the current 'TPTM' units of study as well as transitional arrangements in place to enable you to complete your program with minimal disruption.

Core Units

Pre-2014 Core Unit 2014 Replacement Unit
TPTM6241 Transport Modes & Systems ITLS5100 Transport & Infrastructure Foundations
TPTM6495 Analysis Tools for Transport and Logistics ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport
TPTM6450 Transport Policy ITLS6190 Transport and Infrastructure Systems
P: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
C: ITLS6100 (or TPTM6130) and ITLS6101 (or TPTM6440)

Note: Students who commenced prior to 2014 do not have to complete corequisites ITLS6100 and ITLS6101. Please contact the Student Information Office for enrolment in this unit.


Elective Units

Pre-2014 Elective Unit 2014 Replacement Unit Pre or Corequisite Notes
TPTM6130 Transport and Logistics Strategy ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics C: (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) Core unit in 2014 but can be taken as elective if following pre-2014 course rules
TPTM6160 Aviation Management and Logistics ITLS6400 Airline Strategy and Supply Chains

C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)

 
TPTM6180 Geographical Information Systems ITLS6107 GIS for Transport Supply Chains C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)  
TPTM6200 Maritime Logistics ITLS6300 Maritime Management & Logistics C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)  
TPTM6222 Railway Planning and Operations ITLS6108 Management and Operation of Railways    
TPTM6240 Public Transport Policy and Planning ITLS6104 Public Transport Operations and Policy C: ITLS5100 or TPTM6241  
TPTM6350 Strategic Transport Modelling ITLS6102 Strategic Transport Planning C: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495  
TPTM6360 Traffic Systems Management and Control ITLS6105 Traffic & Mobility Management C: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495  
TPTM6440 International Freight Transportation ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) Core unit in 2014 but can be taken as elective if following pre-2014 course rules
TPTM6470 Sustainable Transport and Logistics Systems ITLS6103 Sustainable Urban Transport Policy C: ITLS5100 or TPTM6241  
TPTM6300 Research Project I ITLS6900 Research Case Study I P: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495 Elective for Masters students only and special permission required
TPTM6330 Research Project II ITLS6901 Research Case Study II P: ITLS6900 Elective for Masters students only and special permission required

New Elective Units of Study Pre or Corequisite
ITLS6301 Ports Management C: ITLS6300 or TPTM6200
ITLS6302 Maritime Case Studies & Simulation C: ITLS6301
ITLS6401 Airport Management C: ITLS6400 or TPTM6160
ITLS6402 Aviation Case Studies & Simulation C: ITLS6400 or TPTM6160
ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects C: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) or INFS5001
ITLS6501 Infrastructure Financing C: ITLS5200 (or TPTM6495) or QBUS5002
ITLS6502 Infrastructure Management Case Studies P: (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and ITLS6500

Upgrades and Transfers

Upgrade/Transfer applications for Semester 1, 2014 will open in November and must be submitted to the Student Information Office by Friday, 31st January. In order to upgrade from an embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma to the master's degree, you must have completed at least four units of study with a minimum Credit (65%) average. If you have completed more units of study at the time of application, your average will be calculated over all units completed at that time (minimum of 65% required). In order to transfer between programs at the same level (e.g. Master of Professional Accounting to the Master of Commerce), a Pass (50%) average is required. Further information about upgrade and transfer can be found at: FAQs Upgrades and Transfers.

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