Commerce and Logistics Management
This section outlines the combined Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management coursework program offered by the University of Sydney Business School.
||Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management
|Credit points required for completion||108|
|Duration (minimum)||2.5 years full-time|
|4.5 years part-time|
This program combines the Master of Commerce and the Master of Logistics Management. Both degrees are studied concurrently and will be awarded after a minimum of two and a half years of full-time study.
To be awarded the Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management, students complete 18 units of study (108 credit points), comprising:
(i) For the Master of Commerce component:
- two commerce core units of study (12 credit points) - one in the first semester of study and one in the final semester
- a maximum of three commerce foundational units of study (18 credit points) (excluding TPTM5001) #
- a specialisation selected from the 'Commerce specialisations' (excluding Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
- additional elective units of study from the 'Commerce specialisations' subject areas.
# Graduates with a bachelor’s degree qualification in Commerce or Business may apply for waivers for foundational units.
(ii) For the Master of Logistics Management component:
- four core logistics management units of study (24 credit points)
- four elective logistics management units of study (24 credit points).
Commerce core units of study
Students must complete both core units of study.
- BUSS5000 Critical Thinking in Business (must be completed in the first semester of study) #
- BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business (must be completed in the final semester of study)
# Commencing Commerce students who wish to be considered for a waiver of BUSS5000 must complete a 60-minute invigilated test in one of two scheduled sessions to be held at The University of Sydney Business School in the week prior to semester commencement.
Commerce foundational units of study
Students select a maximum of three foundational units of study (18 credit points) from those listed below.
(i) Foundational units offered by the University of Sydney Business School:
- ACCT5001 Accounting Principles
- CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
- FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
- IBUS5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business
- INFS5001 Project Management
- MKTG5001 Marketing Principles
- QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business
- WORK5003 Management and Organisations
(ii) Foundational units offered by the School of Economics within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
- ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
- ECMT5001 Principles of Econometrics
For a specialisation in the Master of Commerce component of the combined degree, students complete at least one six-credit point prerequisite foundational unit of study and a minimum of four additional advanced units of study (24 credit points). Foundational units for a specialisation should be completed within the first semester of study.
Students select the units for their specialisation and any additional electives from the following specialisation subject areas:
(i) Specialisations offered by the University of Sydney Business School:
- Business Information Systems
- Business Law
- International Business
- Management and Organisations
- Project Management
- Quantitative Business Analysis
- Quantitative Finance
- Strategy and Innovation
(ii) Specialisations offered by the School of Economics within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
For details of the units of study that may be studied under each subject area, please refer to the Commerce handbook entry.
Note: Students cannot complete a specialisation in 'Logistics and Supply Chain Management' for the Commerce component under this combined degree.
Logistics Management core units of study
Students complete the foundation unit, TPTM5001, in their first semester of enrolment and the capstone unit, TPTM6170, in their final semester of enrolment.
- TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management (foundation unit) #
- TPTM6115 Organisational Logistics
- TPTM6495 Analysis Tools for Transport and Logistics
- TPTM6170 Value Chain Management (capstone unit).
# Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply for a waiver from the requirement to complete TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management. This allows another Logistics Management unit of study to be substituted for TPTM5001. Students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to the Postgraduate Coordinator for Logistics Management, Professor David Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Logistics Management elective units of study
Students select four elective unit options (24 credit points) from the following:
- TPTM6130 Transport and Logistics Strategy
- TPTM6160 Aviation Management and Logistics
- TPTM6180 Geographical Information Systems
- TPTM6190 Logistics Systems
- TPTM6200 Maritime Logistics
- TPTM6210 Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop SCM
- TPTM6222 Railway Planning and Operations
- TPTM6224 Intelligent Transport and Logistic Systems
- TPTM6240 Public Transport Policy and Planning
- TPTM6241 Transport Modes and Systems
- TPTM6260 International Logistics
- TPTM6270 Innovations in Logistics and Supply Chains *
- TPTM6290 Special Topic in Supply Chain Management (2012 topic: Green Logistics)
- TPTM6310 Project Management in Supply Chains
- TPTM6350 Strategic Transport Modelling
- TPTM6360 Traffic Systems Management and Control
- TPTM6380 Retail Logistics Management
- TPTM6390 Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects
- TPTM6425 Collecting, Managing and Assessing Data
- TPTM6440 International Freight Transportation
- TPTM6450 Transport Policy
- TPTM6470 Sustainable Transport and Logistic Systems
- TPTM6300 Research Project I (departmental permission required)
- TPTM6330 Research Project II (departmental permission required)
* This unit will not be offered in 2012.
Note: 'TPTM' units of study taken as part of the Master of Logistics Management component cannot be counted towards the Master of Commerce component.
Professional accreditation requirements
For details of possible professional accreditations, please refer to the 'Accreditation requirements' information listed under the 'Master of Commerce' entry in this handbook.
The following table illustrates a degree progression example for a student enrolled in the Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management on a full-time basis completing three or four units of study (18 or 24 credit points) per semester, completing in 2.5 years.
Note: In this example, 'MCom' refers to the 'Master of Commerce' and 'MLM' refers to the 'Master of Logistics Management'.
Units of study
MCom foundational (articulates to specialisation)
||MCom specialisation||MCom specialisation||MLM elective||MLM elective|
||MCom specialisation||MCom specialisation||MLM elective||MLM elective|
Please note: The information listed in this example is based on the unit of study offerings for 2012 and is intended as a guide only. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their degree in different sequences to that which is listed (including enrolling in units in Summer or Winter School sessions when available). Students are advised to plan their course based upon their individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if they need any assistance in planning their progression in their course.
The postgraduate units of study available in 2012 for the Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management set out under the following sections of this handbook:
- For the Master of Commerce component, refer to the unit of study table under Commerce
- For the Master of Logistics Management component, refer to the unit of study table under Logistics Management
These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.
Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management