Undergraduate unit of study descriptions

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BUSS – Business School

BUSS1001 Understanding Business

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Marcus O'Connor Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 1.5 hr lecture and 1x 1.5 hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: ECOF1003 Assessment: participation (15%), essay (20%), case study (20%), and final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees and the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).
This unit of study is the first of two junior core units aimed at introducing students to the internal and external contexts in which business operates in the twenty-first century. It also aims to lay the foundations for effective communication (written and oral), critical analysis, problem solving, and team work skills, which are essential to achieving program learning goals. In this unit, students will build an understanding of the dynamics of business through the lens of the company and its stakeholders. Business ethics is also introduced as key learning goal.
BUSS1002 The Business Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Omer Konakci Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 1.5hr lecture and 1x 1.5hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: ECOF1003 or BUSS1001 Prohibitions: ECOF1004, CISS2001 Assessment: media summary and analyses (55%), tutorial participation (10%), and final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees and the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).
This unit of study is the second of two junior core units aimed at introducing students to the external and internal contexts in which business operates in the twenty-first century while developing effective problem solving, critical analysis and communication skills. In this unit, students will build an understanding of the economic, political and regulatory, socio-cultural, and technological factors that impact on the external context of the commercial landscape while developing an awareness of potential of risk and change. An awareness of corporate social responsibility and sustainability is also introduced as a key learning goal.
BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Oren Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 2hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: MATH1905, MATH1005, STAT1021, ECOF1010, ENVX1001, ECMT1010, MATH1015 Assessment: Homework (10%), quizzes (30%), assignment (15%), and final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
All graduates from the BCom need to be able to use quantitative techniques to analyse business problems. This ability is important in all business disciplines, since all disciplines deal with increasing amounts of data, and there are increasing expectations of quantitative skills. This unit shows how to interpret data involving uncertainty and variability; how to model and analyse the relationships within business data; and how to make correct inferences from the data (and recognise incorrect inferences). The unit will include instruction in the use of software tools (primarily spreadsheets) to analyse and present quantitative data.
BUSS1030 Accounting, Business and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Semester 1: Paul Blayney; Semester 2: TBA Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 1.5hr lecture and 1x 1.5hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: ACCT1001, ACCT1003, ACCT1004, ACCT1005, ACCT1002 Assessment: Tutorial contribution (15%), written assessment (10%), mid-semester examination (25%) and final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce and combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
This unit investigates the fundamentals of accounting and aims to provide a broad understanding of the role of accounting in the context of business and society. The format of the unit is designed to show that there are many uses of accounting data. The focus moves from accountability to decision making; both functions are explained through examples such as the 'double entry equation', and from an output (financial statements) perspective. Some more technical aspects of accounting are outlined, including the elements of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses within simple, familiar scenarios. Besides developing an understanding of the role of accounting via conventional financial reports, recent developments including the discharge of accountability by companies through the release of corporate social and environmental reports and the global financial crisis, are explored through an accounting lens.
BUSS1040 Economics for Business Decision Making

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: ECOF1005 Assessment: written assignment (15%), on-line quizzes (10%), mid-semester exam (20%), and final exam (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce and combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
Economics underlies all business decisions, from pricing, to product development, to negotiations, to understanding the general economic environment. This unit provides an introduction to economic analysis with a particular focus on concepts and applications relevant to business. This unit addresses how individual consumers and firms make decisions and how they interact in markets. It also introduces a framework for understanding and analysing the broader economic and public policy environment in which a business competes. This unit provides a rigorous platform for further study and a major in economics as well as providing valuable tools of analysis that complement a student's general business training, regardless of their area of specialisation.
BUSS1900 Managing Business Communication A

Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Allan Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2 hour of workshop per week from week 3 to week 8 Corequisites: BUSS1001 Assessment: workshop attendance and participation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees and the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).
BUSS1900 Managing Business Communication A is designed to support students in developing their business communication skills at the very outset of their degree to ensure success in the semesters that follow. BUSS1900 is a non-fee, non-credit weighted unit. All commencing undergraduate students are enrolled in BUSS1900 but have the option of withdrawing following a mandatory waiver test. The test is conducted during Orientation Week (O Week) preceding the start of each semester. Following the waiver test, if a student's response indicates that they will benefit from additional support in their first semester they will remain enrolled in BUSS1900 and their timetable will provide the details of their weekly 1 hour workshop. These classes will provide students with assistance in academic writing, analysing, summarising, referencing, quoting and paraphrasing. Results have shown that regular attendance at BUSS1900 workshops improves substantially student's pass rate in their other units through improved academic writing skills.
BUSS2100 Business Placement A (Internship)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Zina O¿Leary Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Wks 1-3: 1x 3hrs pre-placement workshops; Wks 4-12: 3 ¿ days a week internship; Wk 13: presentation Prerequisites: 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. Assessment: learning contract (0%), work learning journal (20%), placement presentation (15%), and research report (65%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: 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 apractical 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 Business Placement B (Internship)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Zina O¿Leary Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Wks 1-3: 1x 3hrs pre-placement workshops; Wks 4-12: 3 ¿ days a week internship; Wk 13: presentation Prerequisites: For Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies), and all combined courses administered by the Business School: BUSS2100 Assessment: learning contract (0%), work learning journal (20%), placement presentation (15%), and research report (65%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations 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. 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 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
BUSS2220 Small Business Structures and Taxation

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Brett Bondfield Session: Semester 2 Classes: Wks 2 and 10: Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm workshops and online modules on Blackboard Prerequisites: 48 credit points in junior and senior units Prohibitions: ACCT3014, CLAW2207, ACCT3013, CLAW2205, CLAW3206, CLAW3207, ACCT3099, CLAW2211, ACCT2012, CLAW2202, CLAW3201, ACCT3032, CLAW2209, ACCT3011, CLAW2203, CLAW3202, ACCT3098, CLAW2210, ACCT3012, CLAW2204, CLAW3204, ACCT3031, CLAW2208, ACCT2011, CLAW2201, CLAW2212 Assessment: taxation portfolio (50%), presentation (20%), and exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Many graduates will be faced with the opportunity of running a business in their chosen field and will need to have the business acumen and skills to make informed business decisions. Choosing the right business structure, and understanding and meeting taxation and superannuation obligations, are important components of operating a successful and effective business. This unit of study aims to provide prospective business operators with the tools, knowledge and information that will help them decide which legal structure best suits their needs and to meet their taxation and superannuation obligations throughout the lifecycle of their business.
The subject begins with an introduction to the Australian legal and taxation systems. It is followed by the various issues that need to be considered when starting a business such as selecting the right business structure that suits the individual's needs and focuses on key registration requirements. Tax topics include income tax and deductions; the goods and services tax; special rules and concessions that apply to small business; employer obligations; record keeping; completing activity statements and common tips and traps of which those business operators should be aware.
BUSS2500 Washington D.C. Placement Program

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Zina O'Leary Session: Intensive February Classes: 1 day pre-departure seminar (Sydney), 5x 2hr lectures (Washington DC), 4 day a week internship placement (Washington DC) Prerequisites: 8 units with a credit average Prohibitions: ECOF2555 Assessment: learning contract (0%), work learning journal (20%), placement presentation (15%), and research report (65%) Mode of delivery: External
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au
This unit will be taken by students accepted into the University of California Washington DC (UCDC) Winter Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government, non-government or media organisation. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include a learning journal, research essay, and oral presentations all based on the internship placement and study abroad experience. A Pass/Fail 'Learning Contract' will be developed in the first two weeks of your internship in order to provide clear guidelines for your internship learning goals/objectives (knowledge, skills and values); strategies for achieving these goals; intended output; self and supervisor assessment criteria. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
BUSS2501 LA Placement Program

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Heather Robson Session: Intensive February Classes: 1 day pre-departure seminar (Sydney), 5x 2hr lectures (Los Angeles), 4 day a week internship placement (Los Angeles) Prerequisites: 8 units with a credit average. Assessment: learning contract (0%), work learning journal (20%), placement presentation (15%), and research report (65%) Mode of delivery: External
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au
This unit will be taken by students accepted into the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Winter Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government, non-government or media organisation. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, 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
BUSS2502 Paris Placement Program

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Lyn Carson Session: Intensive July Classes: 1 day pre-departure seminar (Sydney), 5x 2hr lectures (Paris), 5 day a week internship placement (Paris) Prerequisites: 8 units with a credit average. Assessment: learning contract (0%), work learning journal (20%), placement presentation (15%), and research report (65%) Mode of delivery: External
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au
This unit will be taken by students accepted into the Sciences Po Summer Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government, or international organisation. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include a reflective journal, research report, and an oral presentation, each based on the placement and study abroad experience. (As a part of the Sciences Po Summer Program, students will engage in an in depth study of the European Union, including its current financial difficulties, and French language tuition.) Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
BUSS2503 Community Placement

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Michael Katz Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive March,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Equivalent of six weeks full-time placement plus 9 hours pre-placement workshops; 2 hours mid-placement workshop; 2 hour end of placement de-brief workshop. Prerequisites: 8 units with a credit average Assessment: Learning contract (0%), work learning journal (25%), placement presentation (15%), and project report (60%) Mode of delivery: External
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Please contact the Business Programs Unit for details: business.studentsupport@sydney.edu.au
This unit is designed to consolidate students' knowledge and skills in business while conducting a community-based project 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 while engaged in practical business development. During the community placement, students may be involved in a variety of 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 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. Assessment will include a reflective journal, a business project report, and an oral presentation on the placement.
BUSS2504 China Placement Program

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kaiying Ji Session: Intensive January Classes: 3 x 3hr pre-departure seminars (Sydney), mid (China) and post-placement debriefs (Sydney). 6 weeks x 5 day a week internship placement (China) Prerequisites: 48 credit points Assessment: Learning journal (25%), research report (60%) and presentation (15%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
BUSS3100 Business Placement C (Internship)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Wks 1-4: 1x 3hrs class per week; Wks 5-12: 3 1/2 days a week internship; Wk 13: 1 x 3hr class Prerequisites: 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 x junior core units Assessment: learning contract (0%), work learning journal (20%), placement presentation (15%), and research report (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Please contact the Business Programs Unit for details: business.studentsupport@sydney.edu.au
This unit is designed to consolidate students' knowledge and skills in business while conducting an internship in industry. 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 real world setting. During the internship, 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 real 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
BUSS3500 Integrated Business Applications

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Geoff Harrison Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 1.5 hr lecture and 1x 1.5hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: For the Bachelor of Commerce: Completed a minimum of 120 credit points including the following units of study: (BUSS1001 or ECOF1003), (BUSS1002 or ECOF1004), (BUSS1030 or ACCT1005), (BUSS1040 or ECON1001) and (BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or equivalent); For the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies): Completed a minimum of 168 credit points including the following units of study: (BUSS1001 or ECOF1003) and (BUSS1002 or ECOF1004). Prohibitions: ECOF3001 Assessment: individual progress report (10%), group project (50%), and final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees and the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).
This unit provides a capstone for students undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) and Bachelor of Commerce combined programs. It aims to provide students with the practical application of identifying, analysing, and solving contemporary business problems that might involve planning, implementing and evaluating organisational changes which provide solutions to such problems. Students will be introduced to a range of methodologies at each stage of the process of solving business problems, executing solutions, and implementing organisational change. In doing so, the unit will allow students to: apply theories and concepts of business problem solving and change implementation in the context of a specific business case; provide a process framework of business problem solving and team-based learning within which they can integrate functional disciplinary knowledge they have been exposed to in their disciplinary majors; and develop a range of generic skills in problem solving, critical analysis, team-working, research and communication skills.
Textbooks
Integrated Business Applications
BUSS4000 Honours in Business

Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Please contact the Business Programs Unit for details: business.studentsupport@sydney.edu.au
This unit is administrative only and serves as a consolidation for all marks to represent a single final mark for students undertaking Honours. Marks will be drawn from BUSS4001, BUSS4002, BUSS4003 and BUSS4004.
BUSS4001 Business Honours Research Methods

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taken by students studying for Honours. The unit encompasses Research Methods training and research proposal development.
BUSS4004 Business Honours Thesis

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taken by students studying for Honours. The unit represents the Honours Thesis and associated presentation of the research work undertaken.
BUSS4102 Accounting Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to add breadth and depth to students¿ appreciation of both (a) the range of topics encompassed within contemporary accounting research and (b) the range of research methods and methodologies used by Accounting researchers. It does so by training students to critically evaluate advanced research on topic areas such as financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, information systems and data management, intellectual capital, accountability, the interaction of accounting with capital markets (including earnings management and use of accounting numbers in financial analysis), public sector accounting and management, and critical accounting research.
BUSS4103 Accounting Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: BUSS4102 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds upon BUSS4102 to (1) build students¿ skills in identifying, analysing and writing up a review of research relevant to their particular research project and (2) provide students with additional in-depth training in respect of research methods relevant to their particular projects with a view to both (a) helping students fine-tune their research proposals and (b) preparing them to carry out their proposed research.
BUSS4202 Business Information Systems Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Business Information Systems such as enterprise systems and organisational change, business benefit realisation from IT investment, information system evaluation, IT benefits management, and enterprise system implementation research from theoretical and case study perspectives.
BUSS4203 Business Information Systems Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: BUSS4202 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Business Information Systems such as enterprise systems and organisational change, business benefit realisation from IT investment, information system evaluation, IT benefits management, and enterprise system implementation research from theoretical and case study perspectives.
BUSS4302 Business Analytics Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in optimisation and stochastic processes, such as convex optimisation, duality, approximation, statistical estimation, random walks and Markov chains, and Poisson and other stochastic processes.
BUSS4303 Business Analytics Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study aims at providing advanced knowledge on linear models and methods for economic and financial time-series analysis and panel data models. The focus of the unit is on estimation and inference. The course covers some of the basics of time series model including stationary processes, AR, MA and ARMA processes, spectral analysis, structural change, nonstationarity, VAR and VECM, state-space models and Kalman filter.
BUSS4402 Finance Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Finance such as corporate finance, behavioural finance, market microstructure, derivatives and quantitative finance, asset pricing, portfolio management theory, databases and data management.
BUSS4403 Finance Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Finance such as corporate finance, behavioural finance, market microstructure, derivatives and quantitative finance, asset pricing, portfolio management theory, databases and data management.
BUSS4502 International Business Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced topics in International Business research such as internationalisation and multinationality, international strategic alliances, international management teams, internationalisation strategies, multinationality and performance, emerging markets, and cultural values and international management.
BUSS4503 International Business Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced topics in international business research relevant to the development of the honours thesis. These include how to identify research questions in international business, effective approaches to reviewing the international business literature, and the application of appropriate research methods. Research seminars by visiting professors are also a key feature of this unit.
BUSS4602 Marketing Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics mostly from leading journal articles in Marketing such as consumer behaviour, strategy, and international marketing. The topics revolve around products, branding, pricing, distribution channels and retailing, and promotions. The unit runs in seminar style.
BUSS4603 Marketing Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Marketing such as consumer behaviour, strategy, and international marketing. The course delves into research design, data collection, and analysis.
BUSS4702 Business Law Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Business Law such as business regulation, contract law, corporate governance, natural law, culture-comparative law, taxes, analytical jurisprudence, sociological jurisprudence, consumer law, and IP law. The aim of the unit is to give students a cohesive understanding of the necessity for business regulations from different points of view.
BUSS4703 Business Law Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Business Law such as business regulation, contract law, corporate governance, natural law, culture-comparative law, taxes, analytical jurisprudence, sociological jurisprudence, consumer law, and IP law. The aim of the unit is to give students a cohesive understanding of the necessity for business regulations from different points of view.
BUSS4802 Work & Organisational Studies Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Work and Organisational Studies such as inter-organisational relations, global value chains and production networks, outsourcing and offshoring, CSR, corporate reputation, employment regulation and institutions, strategic management and HRM.
BUSS4803 Work & Organisational Studies Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: BUSS4802 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Work and Organisational Studies relating to contemporary scholarly debates about the future of work.