Commerce

The availability of units of study listed below is what was approved at the time of publication. Any subsequent changes to availability will appear as an errata to this table. 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.

Please note. The following table lists the core, foundational, capstone and standalone course electives for the Commerce coursework programs. For details of the Subject areas for specialisations (including electives options in these areas), please refer to the Subject Areas section in this handbook.

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

Sessions have been changed for the following unit. Semester 2 has been added:

IBUS6005 Ethical International Business Decisions Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2

01/06/2020
2.

Sessions have been changed for the following unit. Semester 2 has been added:

INFS6030 Project Management in Practice

01/06/2020

Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Commerce

Master of Commerce

Students must complete 96 credit points, comprising:
(i) 6 credit points in core units of study;
(ii) 12 to 36 credit points in foundational units of study;
(iii) a 6 credit point capstone unit of study;
(iv) at least one specialisation (24 credit points - excluding foundational unit/s); and
(v) any additional specialisation/s, dissertation and/or elective units of study required to make 96 credit points.

Graduate Diploma of Commerce

Students must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(i) 6 credit points in core units of study
a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credit points in foundational units of study; and
(iii) elective units of study to make 48 credit points.

Graduate Certificate of Commerce

Students must complete 24 credit points, comprising:
(i) a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credit points in foundational units of study; and
(ii) elective units of study to make 24 credit points.

Units of study for the courses

Core units of study

Students in the Master's degree and the Graduate Diploma must complete the following unit.
Students in the Graduate Certificate may complete the unit as an elective.
BUSS5020
Business Insights
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Foundational units of study

Students in the Master's degree must complete a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points from the foundational units listed below.
Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate must complete a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credit points from the foundational units listed below.
ACCT5001
Accounting Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5040
Microeconomics for Business
6    N ECON5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC5001
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
6      Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS5003
Global Business
6    N IBUS5001
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5001
Project Management
6    N INFS6014
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5002
Digital Business Foundations
6    N INFS6001
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS5000
Foundations of Supply Chain Management
6    N TPTM6155 or TPTM5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG5001
Marketing Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS5001
Quantitative Methods for Business
6    A Students should be capable of reading data in tabulated form and working with Microsoft EXCEL and doing High School level of mathematics
N ECMT5001 or QBUS5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Capstone unit of study

This program-wide capstone unit must be taken by students in their final semester of study within the Master of Commerce program. Students in the Master's degree who are accepted into the 24 credit point dissertation may apply to have the capstone unit of study waived.
BUSS6000
Succeeding in Business
6    P Students must complete this unit in their final semester of study (full-time students will have completed a minimum of 72 credit points from PG study and part-time students will have completed a minimum of 84 credit points from PG study)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive January, Intensive July
Departmental Permission is required for enrolment in the intensive February and July sessions. Priority is given to students who have BUSS6000 left as the final unit to complete the Master of Commerce. Students with 12 credit points remaining including BUSS6000 will be assessed on a case by case basis depending on availability.
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2

Specialisations and elective subject areas

For details of units available units of study in the Commerce areas of specialisation, please refer the Subject Areas section in this handbook.

Degree elective options

The following units of study are those which can be completed as general electives in the Commerce coursework programs. These units do not count towards a specialisation.
General electives
BUSS5001
Firms, Markets and Business Management
6    N ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5003 or ECOF5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6002
Corporate Structures in Practice
6    P CLAW5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6026
Taxation Law and Practice
6    P CLAW5001
N CLAW5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6030
China's Legal Environment for Business
6      Semester 1
IBUS6001
International Business Strategy
6    C IBUS5003
N ECHS6008
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6003
Managing International Risk
6      Semester 2
IBUS6004
International Business Alliances
6      Semester 1
IBUS6005
Ethical International Business Decisions
6      Semester 1
IBUS6006
Comparative International Management
6      Semester 2
IBUS6008
Export Management
6      Semester 2
IBUS6011
New Business Opportunities and Startups
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
N IBUS5011 or WORK6112
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6016
Social Entrepreneurship
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 2
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6   

This unit is only available in the Semester 2 session to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) / MIM (CEMS) stream.
Intensive September
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6019
Strategy and Emerging Markets
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6020
Enterprise Management in China
6    N CHSC6902
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6022
Business and Management in India
6      Semester 2
INFS6030
Project Management in Practice
6    P INFS5001
Semester 1
ITLS6500
Decision Making on Mega Projects
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 or INFS5001
Semester 1
ITLS6501
Infrastructure Financing
6      Intensive July
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
BUSS6104
Business Practicum
6    A A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills.
P Completion of at least 48 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (60%)
N ECOF6500

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6503
USA Industry Placement
6    P Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (60%)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program.
Intensive February
BUSS6504
Europe Industry Placement
6    P Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (60%)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Intensive July
BUSS6506
China Industry Placement
6    A To enrol in this unit students must be Mandarin speakers and have the right to work in China.
P Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (60%)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Intensive February
BUSS6514
Industry Self-Sourced Placement
6    A A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills
P Completion of at least 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6515
Leadership and Collaboration Study Tour
6    A A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills.
P Completion of at least 24 credit points with a minimum WAM of 50%.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For further information contact business.placements@sydney.edu.au
Intensive December
Dissertation
BUSS7000
Business Dissertation A
12    P 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program with a grade average of at least 80% and approval from the Program Director.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS7001
Business Dissertation B
12    P 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program with a grade average of at least 80% and approval from the Program Director.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS7002
Business Dissertation
24    P 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program with a grade average of at least 80% and approval from the Program Director.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2