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Changes to Postgraduate Programs 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.

2015 Course Changes

Master of Commerce (and embedded courses)

New Specialisations

Changes to Specialisations

The School of Economics has made some changes to the prerequisites for advanced units within this specialisation. Some units will now require completion of ECON6001 Microeconomics Analysis 1 and/or ECON6002 Macroeconomics Analysis 1 (which have been added to the units for the specialisation). ECON6003 Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis is also now available to Commerce students. Continuing students who encounter issues with sequencing of units to complete the specialisation can apply for special permission for prerequisite waivers. Please note (in the comments section of your application) that you are a pre-2015 commencing student under transitional arrangements.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
With the introduction of two new specialisations in the infrastructure, logistics and transport management area, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation has undergone some amendments for students commencing in 2015. Continuing students complete the specialisation under the existing structure but may elect to substitute ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing (which is only offered as a January intensive option in 2015) with ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management. Regardless of which unit you choose to complete, four advanced units are still required for the specialisation to be awarded (i.e. ITLS6101 can be counted as either a core or elective unit for the specialisation, but not both). Information for pre-2015 commencing students is available on the specialisation webpage.

Quantitative Business Analysis
This specialisation has been renamed, Business Analytics. Students currently undertaking the specialisation will be awarded under the existing title (Quantitative Business Analysis).

Capstone Unit

BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business will be offered over the summer period and students who have completed at least 72 credit points will be able to enrol via MyUni from mid-December. Quota restrictions apply.

Other Opportunities

BUSS6505 Deloitte FASTRACK Innovation Challenge
The Deloitte FASTRACK Innovation Challenge is a globally recognised innovation program designed to give 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.
The unit 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.

Students must have completed at least 48 credit points with a minimum Credit (65%) average to be considered for this program. Visit the Deloitte Fastrack Innovation Experience page for further information.

Master of Logistics Management

Students who commenced this program in 2014 may elect to substitute ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing, with ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management as ITLS6001 is only offered as an intensive January option in 2015. Regardless of which option you select, please note that the full 10 units must be completed for the award of the degree (i.e. ITLS6101 can be counted as a core or elective unit but not both).

Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management

Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management

Students who commenced these programs in 2014 may elect to substitute ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing, with ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement OR ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management.

Students in the Graduate Diploma should note, however that regardless of which option they choose, the full 6 units must be completed for the award of the GDip (i.e. ITLS6003 and ITLS6004 can be counted as a core or elective unit but not both).

Master of Transport Management (and embedded programs)

Students who commenced in 2014 may substitute ITLS6100 Logistics and Transport Economics with ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal (ITLS6100 is not available in 2015).

Upgrades and Transfers

Course transfers for Semester 1, 2015 are currently open. 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).

Students who wish to transfer from one masters program to another are required to satisfy the admission requirements in place for the program they wish to transfer into. Further information can be found on the Admissions Requirements page.

Further information about upgrade and transfer can be found on the FAQs Upgrades and Transfers page.