Exciting international double degree opportunity for Master of Commerce students
15 Jan 2013
The Sydney-Bocconi Double Degree in Accounting and Finance
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.
The Double Degree opportunity is limited to a maximum of two students per institution annually, with selection based on competitive merit. Two high calibre Bocconi students are already studying with us under the arrangement and the first two Master of Commerce students will be commencing their year of exchange at Bocconi in September 2014.
The Double Degree provides for 50 per cent advanced standing (48 credit points) between the two constituent degrees, with selected students spending the first year (full-time equivalent) at their home university and the second on full-time exchange at the host (whist continuing to pay home university fees). Upon completing course requirements, participating students are then awarded the relevant degree from each institution. During their year of full-time study at Bocconi, Master of Commerce students must undertake pre-approved units of study. The table below lists the standard pre-approved units for students within the USBS Commerce program. Some variation in pre-approved units may be possible depending on each student's particular specialisation plans and preferences.
Pre-approved Units of Study for University of Sydney Students
Year One in Sydney (July - June)
|Credit Points||Bocconi CFU|
|BUSS5000 Critical Thinking in Business (first semester of studies)||6|
|ACCT5001 Accounting Principles||6|
|CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business||6|
|QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business||6|
|ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory (or alternative?? economics unit)||6|
|FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance||6|
|WORK5003 Management and Organisations||6|
|Internship (July - mid Sep or in between Terms)||6|
Year Two in Bocconi (September-June)
|Financial reporting and international accounting||10|
|Financial management and financial markets||10|
|Performance measurement and control systems||10|
|First foreign language||4|
|Second foreign language (Italian)||4|
(*) Core Unit II "Succeeding in Busines" will be recognized through the conversion of part of the Thesis to be defended at Bocconi
In addition, each student must satisfy the following requirements in order to be awarded the Master of Accounting, Financial Management and Control:
- Language requirements:
For non-Italian speaking students, Bocconi provides dedicated Italian language courses to facilitate achievement of the required minimum level A2. (Students may select a higher level in Italian such as B1 business or B2 business or C1 business if they wish to.) English native speakers (including Australian passport holders) must also select a second language from the following languages on offer: German, Spanish, French (the minimum level being B2 business or higher). The selected foreign language must not include the student???s mother tongue. Students who are not English native speakers must achieve a minimum level of C1 in English and level A2 in Italian.
Students must undertake a full-time internship of at least 10 weeks outside of standard semester time. The internship can be carried out in Australia, in Italy or in any other country and has to be formally recognised and accepted by the Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale) director at Bocconi and by the Master of Commerce Program Director at USBS.
USBS students must undertake a supervised thesis (18-20 ECTS) at Bocconi, and by so doing will be deemed to have met the Commerce capstone requirement (BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business; equivalent to 7.5 ECTS). A thesis topic will be developed with the support of two supervisors: one from USBS and one from Bocconi. Students selected will present and discuss the thesis at Bocconi only, according to the specific given rules and the timing.
Accordingly, we are now calling for applications for the Double Degree opportunity from current high-performing domestic or international Master of Commerce students who can commence their year of study at Bocconi in September next year. Eligible students will have completed no less than eight units of study (48 credit points) within the Master of Commerce program by the end of Semester 1, 2014. Preference will be given to students with average grades of 75 per cent or higher across units studied in the Commerce program.
How to Apply:
Applications should be submitted via email to Kate Munro (email@example.com) no later than COB Friday, 8 November, and must include:
- A curriculum vitae.
- A one page personal statement indicating why you should be selected for the opportunity.
- Evidence of language proficiency.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview in mid-November.