Course rules and resolutions - Commerce coursework programs

Master of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Commerce and Graduate Certificate in Commerce

 

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 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

FC076

Master of Commerce

FF014

Graduate Diploma  in Commerce

FG003

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 Rule.

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 longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants ranked on merit in accordance with the following criteria:
(a)
Master of Commerce
(i)
an Australian Qualifations Framework level 7 or higher qualification with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School.
(ii)
satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
(iii)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Commerce
(i)
an Australian Qualifations Framework level 7 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)
an Australian Qualifations Framework level 7 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 of 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
(a)
a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credit points of foundational units of study; and
(b)
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)
6 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credit points of foundational units of study; and/or
(c)
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.
(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 an Australian Qualifations Framework level 7 qualification 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 an Australian Qualifations Framework level 8 or higher qualification in a non-cognate discipline.
(c)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 48 credit points for an Australian Qualifations Framework level 8 or higher qualification in a cognate discipline, as defined by the Business School.
(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, or will be made.
(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, or will be made.
(5)
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.

7 Specialisations

(1)
Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the course. Candidates may complete up to three specialisations. 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)
Banking
(c)
Business Information Systems
(d)
Business Law
(e)
Econometrics
(f)
Economics
(g)
Finance
(h)
International Business
(i)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
(j)
People, Management and Organisations
(k)
Marketing
(l)
Quantitative Business Analysis
(m)
Quantitative Finance
(n)
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
(o)
Project Management

8 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'.

9 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate 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 graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2014.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2014 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2019. The Business School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.