Course rules and resolutions

 

Master of Commerce

Graduate Diploma in Commerce

Graduate Certificate in Commerce


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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

MACOMMER-03

Master of Commerce

GNCOMMER-02

Graduate Diploma in Commerce

GCCOMMER-01

Graduate Certificate in Commerce

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Master of Commerce
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Commerce
(c)
the Graduate Certificate in Commerce
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit in accordance with the following admissions criteria:
(a)
Master of Commerce
(i)
a pass bachelor's degree or higher qualification with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School or
(ii)
a pass bachelor's degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) and performance in an admissions test approved by the Business School to a standard considered satisfactory by the Business School; and
(iii)
satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
(iv)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Commerce
(i)
a pass bachelor's degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School;
(ii)
satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
(iii)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(c)
Graduate Certificate in Commerce
(i)
a pass bachelor's degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School; or
(ii)
equivalent professional work experience of no less than three years in a relevant field, as defined by the Business School;
(iii)
satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
(iv)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(2)
In exceptional circumstances the Business School may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Business School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Commerce a candidate must complete 96 credit points, comprising:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points in foundational units of study; and
(c)
at least one specialisation selected from the Commerce areas of specialisation; and
(d)
additional specialisations/s, dissertation; and/or any additional elective units of study from the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce required to make 96 credit points in total.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Commerce a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
6 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credit points in foundational units of study; and
(c)
elective units of study from the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce required to make 48 credit points in total.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising:
(a)
a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credit points in foundational units of study; and/or
(b)
any additional elective units of study from the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce required to make 24 credit points in total.

7 Recognition of prior learning

(1)
Waivers may be granted or the volume of learning may be reduced in recognition of prior learning in accordance with the Coursework Policy 2014 (Note: a waiver on its own waives a requirement but does not reduce the volume of learning for the degree as a whole).
(2)
Candidates for the Master of Commerce may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 48 credit points, subject to the following:
(a)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a pass bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline, as defined by the Business School.
(b)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a bachelor's degree with honours (or equivalent) or higher qualification in a non-cognate discipline.
(c)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 48 credit points for a bachelor's degree with honours (or equivalent) or higher qualification in a cognate discipline, as defined by the Business School or within a university-delivered program of executive education deemed by the Business School to be of equivalent standard.
(d)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for relevant professional work experience deemed by the Business School to have conferred a volume of learning equivalent to that of a graduate certificate in a cognate discipline.
(3)
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 24 credit points for relevant postgraduate studies where no award has been conferred.
(4)
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Commerce may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 12 credit points for relevant postgraduate studies where no award has been conferred.
(5)
Specific credit will only be awarded in accordance with the following:
(a)
Candidates may be awarded specific credit for BUSS5020 where they have completed a pass bachelor's degree or higher qualification with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline.
(b)
Candidates may be awarded specific credit for a foundational unit of study where they have:
(i)
completed a pass bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) with a major similar to the intended specialisation; or
(ii)
completed at least 2 postgraduate units of study with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) in an area of study similar to the intended specialisation.
(c)
Candidates who have completed units of study other than BUSS5020 and foundational units of study at the University of Sydney may receive specific credit for those units of study, where they form part of the requirements for award.
(6)
Notwithstanding any reduction in the volume of learning granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning, in order to qualify for an award a student must complete at least 50 per cent of the requirements prescribed for the award course at the University of Sydney.

8 Specialisations

(1)
Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the master's degree. A specialisation requires the completion of at least one six credit point foundational unit of study and 24 credit points of advanced units of study chosen from those listed in the table for that specialisation. Advanced units of study counted towards one specialisation may not count toward any other specialisation completed. The specialisations available are:
(a)
Accounting
(b)
Business Analytics
(c)
Business Economics
(d)
Business Information Systems
(e)
Finance
(f)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
(g)
Marketing
(h)
People, Management and Organisations

9 Award of the master's degree, graduate diploma and graduate certificate

(1)
The master's degree, graduate diploma and graduate certificate will be awarded in the pass grade.
(2)
The testamur for the Master of Commerce will specify the following:
(a)
the specialisation(s) completed; and
(b)
where a dissertation has been completed, 'Master of Commerce with dissertation'.

10 Course transfer

(1)
Candidates for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Business School, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.
(2)
A candidate for the graduate certificate or graduate diploma may elect to upgrade to the master's degree with full recognition of prior learning upon completion of a minimum of 24 credit points and provided that a credit average is achieved.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.