General Course Information
Students are not expected to have previously studied economics, commerce or business studies, however, a good grounding in mathematics (at least HSC Mathematics) is recommended for the study of economics, econometrics, marketing and finance. Mathematics (General) at HSC level does not provide a sufficient grounding in mathematics for the study of economics and econometrics.
Credit for studies previously completed
Graduates of other faculties and universities are not normally accepted into the undergraduate programs and are recommended to enrol in postgraduate studies. Students from other faculties, universities or similar institutions may apply to transfer through UAC to the Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences, Bachelor of International Studies, Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Commmerce (Liberal Studies).
Students who are successful may be credited with units of study completed elsewhere and deemed by the Business School to be equivalent to units available in the school. Students should bring comprehensive information to their enrolment session to ensure the credit assessment is completed quickly.
Students should note that if units of study have already been used to complete another award then credit will not be granted. Students should also note that the maximum credit granted by the University of Sydney Business School is ten units of study or 72 credit points (whichever is the lesser value).
Transfers between Business School courses
Although it is possible to transfer between degrees it is an extremely competitive process. For these reasons, the Business School strongly encourages students to only enroll in the degree that they wish to graduate from as there is no guarantee you will be able to transfer at a later date. For detailed information on the procedures for transfers, please refer to the Student Administration Manual's transfer page.
Full-time and part-time study
Although the University enrolment makes a distinction between full-time and part-time students (as does the Commonwealth Government in determining student allowances), the University of Sydney Business School has the same rules to determine what is 'satisfactory progress' for all students.
Full-time students must enrol in at least the equivalent of four full semester units per year, except when they have less than four left to complete the award course, and they must pass the equivalent of six full semester units over any two-year period.
It is possible to suspend candidature with permission for one year. Students wishing to suspend their enrolment should contact the Student Information Office.