Commerce degree only electives

The units of study listed in the following table are those available for the current year. Students may also include any units of study, which are additional to those currently listed, which appear under these subject areas in the Business School handbook/website in subsequent years (subject to any prerequisite or prohibition rules).

Table A - The University of Sydney Business School

Commerce degree only electives

1000-level units of study

BUSS1321 Business Practicum

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hours weekly tutorials Prerequisites: Completion of at least 24 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001) Assumed knowledge: A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills. Assessment: performance objectives (20%), reflective report (mid-way) (30%); reflective report (final) (30%); presentation (20%)
The Undergraduate Business Practicum offers students an opportunity to interact with a sponsor organisation (e.g., corporate, SME, NFP, government) by working collaboratively on a project provided by the sponsor that requires an outcome within a specific timeframe (13 weeks).The project examines the sponsor's current activities, challenges and future aspirations. While undertaking the unit, participants will research the issues presented by the project and determine its scope and key deliverables in consultation with the sponsor. This process enables students to apply theoretical knowledge learned in class, where it is useful, and critically analyse information and data accessed during research to provide possible solutions to the problems and challenges identified. At the end of the 13 weeks period students present their findings to the sponsor and provide written summary (presentation document).
BUSS1331 Future of Business (China Study Tour)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July Classes: week 1 1x4hr preparation workshop; weeks 2-5 9am-5pm in-country full-time program; week 6 1x4hr re-entry workshop Prerequisites: Completion of at least 24 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001) Prohibitions: BUSS2330 Assumed knowledge: A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills Assessment: learning proposal and professional goals (15%); critical reflective (15%); reflective report (45%); presentation (25%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/business-study-tours.html or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is a short-term study tour that occurs in China to introduce students to the future of business in China. The unit is offered in partnership with Fanfan Studios in Shanghai and it takes place in Shanghai, Suzhou and nearby providences. This unit includes a pre-departure workshop, which will focus on preparing for travel, employability, cultural awareness and professional identity as well as an online re-entry workshop upon completion of the business tour in China. The in-country itinerary will include cultural and industry visits with culture classes forming an important part of the schedule as well as networking and mentoring opportunities with a number of local, global business executives and Chinese University students. The program has been designed to introduce students to the future of business in China and is an introductory overseas experience for students who are interested in doing business in China
BUSS1343 Future of Business (India Study Tour)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December Classes: Week 1 1x5hr preparation workshop; weeks 3-4 9am-5pm in-country full-time program; week 6 1x4hr re-entry workshop Prerequisites: Completion of at least 24 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001) Prohibitions: BUSS2503 Assessment: learning proposal for in-country experience (10%); in-country reflection (1) (15%); in-country reflection (2) (15%); presentation (25%); critical reflective report (35%)
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/business-study-tours.html or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is designed to consolidate students' knowledge and skills in social business while conducting a community-based project/placement. During the community project/placement, students may be involved in a variety of projects, which afford the opportunity to apply business skills and theories from prior learning. This provides first-hand experience that demonstrates how these skills and theories can support solving business problems in a practical business and community-engaged context, identifying opportunities, developing strategies and designing processes, procedures and management practices in order to enable a community project to fully realise its mission. Assessed tasks are designed to allow students to demonstrate their ability to apply and synthesise social business concepts while engaging in practical business development.

2000-level units of study

BUSS2100 Business Placement A (Internship)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 hours of pre-placement workshops; 210 hours internship; 2 hour debrief workshop Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001) with a minimum credit average (65%) Assessment: performance objectives (0%); reflective journal entry x 1 (15%); reflective journal entry x 2 (25%); reflective report (60%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details before applying: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is designed to consolidate students' knowledge and skills in business while conducting an industry placement. The unit is structured around three assessed tasks which are designed to allow students to demonstrate their ability to apply and synthesise business concepts in a practical business setting. During the placement, students may be involved in a variety of different industry and client-based projects, which will afford the opportunity to apply business skills and theories from prior learning. This will provide firsthand experience of how these skills and theories can support the solving of business problems in a practical business context, identifying opportunities, developing strategies and designing processes, procedures and management practices in order to enable an organisation to fully realise its competitive potential. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
BUSS2200 Industry Self-Sourced Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 5 hr preparation workshop; 210 hours internship; 2 hour debrief workshop Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001) with a minimum 60% average across all units. Assessment: performance objectives (0%); mid-way critical reflection on employability skill development (1) (20%); mid-way critical reflection on employability skill development (2) (20%); critical reflective report (60%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is designed to further consolidate students' knowledge and skills in business while conducting an industry placement that has been self-sourced. The unit is structured around assessed tasks which are designed to allow students to demonstrate their ability to apply and synthesise business concepts in a practical business setting. During the self-sourced placement, students may be involved in a variety of different industry and client-based projects, which afford the opportunity to apply business skills and theories from prior learning. This provides firsthand experience of how these skills and theories support the solving of business problems in a practical business context, identifying opportunities, developing strategies and designing processes, procedures and management practices in order to enable an organisation to fully realise its competitive potential. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
BUSS2342 Future of Business (US Study Tour)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July Classes: Classes will vary by country and itinerary but will generally include pre-departure classes, in-country classes as well as field visits. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001). Assumed knowledge: A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills. A flexible adaptability to international environments. Assessment: A LinkedIn profile (pre-departure)(25%); reflective critical report (in-country)(25%); group presentation (re-entry)(50%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/business-study-tours.html or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is a study tour where students develop a startup idea that has been developed prior to the in-country experience. Students work on real-world problems faced by organisations, governments and markets in the US. Students apply their business knowledge to understand, recommend and reflect on issues and challenges cognisant of the US business culture. Students are expected to apply their cultural competence, research and collaborative skills as well as their critical thinking in completing projects of strategic importance to the startup design project that they have chosen.
BUSS2344 Future of Business (Philippines Study Tour)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January Classes: Week 1 1x5hr preparation workshop; weeks 3-4 9am-5pm in-country full-time program; week 6 1x4hr re-entry workshop Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001) Assessment: learning proposal prior to in-country experience (25%); in-country presentation with individual reflection (30%); post- in-country critical reflective report (45%) Practical field work: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/business-study-tours.html or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/business-study-tours.html or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is designed to consolidate students' knowledge and skills in social enterprise and start-up businesses while conducting a community-based project/internship. The unit allows students to demonstrate their ability to apply and synthesise social business concepts while engaged in practical business development. Students may be involved in a variety of projects, which afford the opportunity to apply business skills, non-technical skills and theories with practice.
BUSS2345 India Study Tour - Emerging Market Strategy

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January Classes: 2 week intensive. 8 x 3 hrs lecture/workshops and 5 x 3hrs company visit Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000) with a minimum WAM of 50%. Assumed knowledge: Basic understanding of global business and culture Assessment: presenation (30%); critical reflective report (40%); group project (30%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit will be available to all Business Students only. Employability skills: students will enhance their agility, having a positive mind-set during complexity, manage complexity, interpersonal, resilience and articulating a distinctive professional identity that meets the future of work via a global appreciation of how business occurs in India.
This unit of study provides a broad overview of the competitive dynamics in emerging markets via an experiential learning opportunity that includes an in-country field trip to India. Students attend classes of Indian faculty members and business leaders in one of the premier management institutes in India. Students also visit several leading Indian businesses and/or Indian businesses that are operating internationally (including in Australia) to interact with some of their senior management. Additionally, students also visit different business ventures to further contextualize the program learning outcomes as developing professionals and practitioners for career objectives and plans.
BUSS2501 US Placement Program

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February Classes: Pre-placement workshop; internship Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001) with a minimum credit average (65%) Assessment: Performance Objectives (0%); Leadership in Ethics Practice Module (0%); Reflective Entries (25%); Presentation (30%); Report (35%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit will allow students to undertake a professional placement with a business, government, non-government or media organisation in the US. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on projects with research, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include reflective practice and a video oral presentation all based on the placement and study abroad experience. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
BUSS2502 Europe Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July Classes: Pre-placement workshops; internship Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001) with a minimum credit average (65%) Assessment: performance objectives (10%); leadership in ethics practice module (0%); reflective entries (25%); presentation (30%); report (35%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is taken by students accepted into the Europe Industry Placement Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government or non-government organisation (in Europe) that has a particular focus on business interests. It includes preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
BUSS2504 China Placement Program

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February Classes: 9 hours of pre-placement workshops; 210 hours internship; 2 hour debrief workshop. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points (including BUSS1000 or BUSS1001) with a minimum credit average (65%) Assumed knowledge: To enrol in this unit students must be Mandarin speakers and have the right to work in China. Assessment: performance objectives (0%); reflective journal entry (20%); presentation (30%); report (50%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is taken by students accepted into the China Placement Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business or government organisation in China. It includes preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on report and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include a reflective journal, research essay, and oral presentations all based on the placement and study abroad experience. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program.