Table of undergraduate units of study: The University of Sydney Business School

The University of Sydney Business School subject areas

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International Business

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
For the award of a major in International Business, students complete:]
(i) one junior prerequisite unit of study (six credit points), that must (a) be offered by the University of Sydney Business School, or (b) be part of Bachelor of Economics, or Bachelor of International and Global Studies (for students enrolled in these degrees only). *
(ii) 24 credit points in compulsory senior units of study: IBUS2101, IBUS2102, IBUS3101 and IBUS3102; and
(iii) 12 credit points in elective senior units of study.
* Students who do not meet the requirements in (a) or (b) may complete two alternative junior units approved by the Chair of Discipline of International Business.

Junior units of study

Any Business School, School of Economics or Table A Arts and Social Sciences junior unit may be used as a prerequisite for this major. Students should note that certain junior units are prerequisites for senior elective unit options in this major. e.g. MKTG1001.

Senior units of study

Compulsory units for the major
IBUS2101
International Business Strategy
6    P 36 junior credit points
N IBUS2001
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
IBUS2102
Cross-Cultural Management
6    P 36 junior credit points
N IBUS2002
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
IBUS3101
International Business Alliances
6    P 36 credit points in junior units of study
Semester 1
IBUS3102
International Risk Management
6    P 36 credit points in junior units of study
Semester 2
Elective units for the major
For students in the Bachelor of Commerce, all ECOP, GOVT, USSC and language elective units of study are offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences units that are completed will count towards the non-Business School and School of Economics unit allowance for their degree. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws cannot complete any ECOP, GOVT or USSC coded units or any language units from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as part of their degree (only units from the Business School, School of Economics and the Law School are available to students in this degree).
For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies), all ECOS, ECOP, GOVT, USSC and language elective units of study are offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences if completed will count towards the 84 credit points allowance for non-Business School units in this degree.
ACCT3031
International Corporate Governance
6    A CLAW2201
P ACCT2011 or ACCT2001
Semester 2
BUSS2100
Business Placement A (Internship)
6    P For Bachelor of Commerce (and all combined courses administered by the Business School): 48 credit points, including 5 x junior core units; For Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies): 48 credit points, including 2 junior core units.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au
Int February
Int July
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW2211
Commercial Practice in China
6    P four junior or senior units of study
Semester 1
ECOS3006
International Trade
6    P (ECOS2001 or ECON2001) or (ECOS2901 or ECON2901)
N ECON3006
Semester 1
ECOS3007
International Macroeconomics
6    P ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902
N ECON3007
Semester 1
Summer Main
FINC3011
International Financial Management
6    P (FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)
N FINC3001
Semester 1
GOVT2221
Politics of International Economic Rels
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2201
Semester 2
GOVT2225
International Security in 21st Century
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2205
Semester 1
IBUS3103
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
6    P 48 credit points


Students enrolled in the combined Law degrees are able to complete this unit in their third year of enrolment (full-time).
Semester 1
IBUS3104
Ethical International Business Decisions
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 2
IBUS3107
Business Negotiations
6    P 48 credit points


This unit will require student's participation in a number of negotiations. Preparation for these negotiations, which are a large part of your grade, will require time-pressured reading of material in class.
Semester 2
IBUS3108
Social Entrepreneurship
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 1
MKTG3116
International Marketing
6    P MKTG1001 (or MKTG2001)
N MKTG3006
Semester 1
USSC2601
US in the World
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
WORK2217
International Human Resource Management
6    P 40 credit points worth of units of study including either (WORK1003 or WORK1001) OR (IBUS2101 or IBUS2001)
N WORK2017
Semester 1
WORK2222
Leadership in Organisations
6    A WORK2201 or WORK2218
P 40 credit points worth of units of study
Semester 2
Senior Language units of study: A maximum of 12 credit points in senior (2000 and 3000 level) language units from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences can also count as electives towards this major (see Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook for unit details).
Note: Students must have approval from the Discipline of International Business to count BUSS2100 towards a major.

Honours year units of study

For the award of the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies), or any other non-Business School degrees with Honours in International Business, students complete an additional honours year of study comprising the following five honours units.
BUSS4000
Honours in Business
  
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4001
Business Honours Research Methods
12    P A minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% across all senior units taken within an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 70% in units completed in the subject area of the discipline of intended honours study (including pre-honours units or pass stream units).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4002
Business Honours Specialisation A
12    P A minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% across all senior units taken within an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 70% in units completed in the subject area of the discipline of intended honours study (including pre-honours units or pass stream units).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4003
Business Honours Specialisation B
12    P A minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% across all senior units taken within an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 70% in units completed in the subject area of the discipline of intended honours study (including pre-honours units or pass stream units).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4004
Business Honours Thesis
12    P A minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% across all senior units taken within an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 70% in units completed in the subject area of the discipline of intended honours study (including pre-honours units or pass stream units).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2