Succeeding in Business (BUSS6000)


This program-wide capstone unit must be taken by each student in their final semester of study within the Master of Commerce and Master of International Business and Law programs. Students work collaboratively with peers and advisors to integrate the discipline-specific knowledge acquired within their program to address 'real world' business challenges requiring cross-disciplinary and cross-functional insights, knowledge and skills. Assessment is designed to assure student proficiency in program learning goals. Students work in self-managing cross-functional teams to complete a semester-long project, preparing individual and group reports that will be assessed by peers and academic staff. Weekly seminars include action learning in business life cycle, data analysis, strategic decision-making, change management, business communication, and ethical awareness and reasoning in business practice. Learning activities will include short case studies, debates, and role plays.

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1x 1.5hr lecture and 1x 1.5hr seminar/workshop per week


critical thinking diagnostic (5%), debate (10%), group assignment (20%), individual assignment (35%) and final exam (30%)

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Students must complete this unit in their final semester of study (Full-time students will have completed a minimum of 48 credit points and part-time students will have completed a minimum of 60 credit points)

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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

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