Commerce

Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

Assessment has changed for the following unit:

QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business
Assessment is now: weekly homework (10%), assignment (20%), mid-semester exam (20%), final exam (50%)

12/12/2018
2.

Sessions have changed for the following unit:

BUSS6104 Business Practicum
Session: Only available in Semester 2

12/12/2018

The information below details the unit of study descriptions for the units listed in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce.

Timetabling information for the current year is available on the Business School website (sydney.edu.au/business/timetable). Students should note that units of study are run subject to demand.

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

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: seminars/workshops: 3 hours per week x 13 weeks Assessment: essay (15%); participation (5%); presentation (5%); group project (20%); mid-semester exam (20%); final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed specifically to provide Commerce students with foundational knowledge in relation to business challenges and the major issues and trends facing business leaders today. Students are required to consider and analyse how business leaders might respond to these challenges in a changing and uncertain environment. Students are also encouraged to think creatively about ways in which business, government and the community can function better. This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pursue the specialisations offered in the Master of Commerce.

Foundational units of study

ACCT5001 Accounting Principles

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3hr class per week Assessment: assignment (20%), mid semester test (30%), final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
This unit provides an introduction to the generally accepted accounting principles and practices underlying financial accounting and reporting. The unit introduces students to the concepts and skills required to prepare, analyse, and interpret financial statements.
CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops. Assessment: case analysis (20%), mid-semester exam (35%), final examination (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
All business conduct is regulated by the law. Every transaction and every relationship is governed by an increasingly complex mix of statutory and judge-made laws. The ability to identify and manage legal risks, and knowledge of compliance and dispute resolution strategies, are essential business management skills. This unit examines the legal framework and regulatory regime within which all businesses operate in Australia and in a global economy. It introduces students to the legal implications of commercial conduct and provides an overview of the Australian legal system and threshold legal concepts of agreement, ownership, and civil and criminal liability. Key areas of substantive business law are examined including contracts, torts (in particular negligence and the economic torts), property and securities, and crime. The unit also provides students with an overview of areas of legal regulation with an increasingly significant impact on business operations including: privacy, intellectual property rights, competition law, consumer law (in particular advertising regulation, product liability and unfair contracts), misleading conduct and unconscionable conduct.
Textbooks
Business and the Law 6th edition, Andrew Terry.
ECON5040 Microeconomics for Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr lecture/week Prohibitions: ECON5001 Assessment: 1x1.5hr mid-semester exam (35%), 5x online quizzes (1000wd equivalent)(10%), 1x2hr final exam (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Microeconomics is the study of choice under scarcity. Its importance is underlined by the fact that all businesses, consumers and even countries and their governments have limited resources. This unit provides an introduction to microeconomic analysis with a particular focus on concepts and applications relevant to business. It addresses how individual consumers and firms make decisions and how they interact in markets. We also introduce economic tools for analysing public policies a government might introduce to address market failures. It provides a rigorous platform for further study and a specialisation in business economics as well as providing valuable tools of analysis that complement a student's general business training, regardless of their area of study.
FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assessment: mid semester-test (20%), major assignment (25%), and final examination (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Block
This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts in corporate finance and capital markets. It is designed to equip students to undertake further studies in finance. After reviewing some very basic ideas in finance and financial mathematics, the unit provides an introduction to the valuation of equity and debt securities and companies. The unit then examines issues related to pricing in capital markets and ends with a discussion of theory and practice related to capital structure and dividend policy.
IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prohibitions: IBUS5001 Assessment: individual assignment (30%), group assignment (30%), participation and contribution (10%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This foundation unit provides an introduction to the essential concepts and frameworks in the domains of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. Each domain is presented in a block of three lectures supplemented with case-based tutorials. Topics covered include user and disruptive innovation, entrepreneurial opportunities and business models, value chain and ecosystem analysis. Theories and frameworks are further tested in the real-life business projects offered by the participating companies. The emphasis of the unit is made on understanding the complexity of the innovation process and learning how to navigate the business environment to maximise the value from innovation.
IBUS5003 Global Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prohibitions: IBUS5001 Assessment: in class participation (10%), mid-semester exam (20%), group presentation (10%), group project (20%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses on the application of strategic thinking in key business contexts with a particular focus on the global nature of business. Students gain knowledge about: (i) identifying and managing challenges and risks presented by operating in a global business environment; (ii) international business trade and foreign direct investment theories; (iii) country level factors that impact global strategy.
INFS5001 Project Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Semester 1 and Semester 2: 1 x 3hr seminar per week; Summer School: 3 x 3hr seminar per week Prohibitions: INFS6014 Assessment: Semester 1 and Semester 2: group assignment (25%), individual assignment (30%), exam (45%); Summer School: individual assignment (50%), exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Block mode
Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) this unit introduces the end-to-end project management lifecycle. Students learn how to select appropriate projects based on their alignment with an organisation's strategy and then how to manage those projects successfully from initiation through execution to completion. The unit covers the essential components of effective project management and how to apply them in an integrated manner. The unit also explores both the technical and behavioural aspects of project management - including Microsoft Project - and students gain experience in critically analysing the application of concepts in specific project contexts. As organisations increasingly structure their activities on a project basis, the unit is of value to a range of discipline specialisations. The unit can also contribute to achievement of internationally recognised accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
INFS5002 Digital Business Foundations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3 hr seminar per week Prohibitions: INFS6001 Assessment: group project (40%), individual assessment (40%), mid-term test (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
This unit introduces students to the foundations of information systems and their emerging strategic role in transforming organisations and creating sustainable digital business models. Students develop an understanding of systems issues, information management and use, and how various digital technologies work together to create an infrastructure for digital business and how technologies (such as social media) are disrupting 'business as usual'. The role of information systems in capturing and distributing organisational knowledge and in enhancing decision-making is explored. Students will gain an understanding of how the information systems function and the processes in organisations can be leveraged to create digital innovation and business transformation. Finally, the special challenges and opportunities created by the pervasiveness of technology and the future disruptions resulting from digital technologies are explored.
ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 x 1.5 hr lectures, 12 x 1.5 hour tutorials Prohibitions: TPTM6155 or TPTM5001 Assessment: Individual report (20%); group report (20%); group presentation (20%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Logistics and supply chain management functions can account for as much as half of the total costs of running a business. The success of a firm's logistic and supply chain management not only impacts on the profitability of a firm but also has a significant and growing impact on customer experience and satisfaction. Logistics and supply chain management plays a major role in implementing organisational strategy and in many industries has sole responsibility for managing customer service. An understanding of the role of this activity within an organisation and how improving logistics and supply chains can assist business managers to better respond to market opportunities is essential for business students. Students undertaking this unit are given a solid grounding in the language, concepts, techniques and principles that underlie the field of logistics and supply chain management, and how knowledge of these concepts contributes towards a strategically effective and operationally efficient organisation or network of organisations.
ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 x 3hr lectures, 1 x 2hr field trip Prohibitions: TPTM6241 Assessment: report 1 (20%), report 2 (20%), presentation (20%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Note: This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
Transport and infrastructure plays an important role both in terms of personal mobility as well as accessibility of businesses and their transportation needs. This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the role of transportation and infrastructure within the economy. The key concepts and theories needed for management of transport and infrastructure are introduced along with the analysis and problem solving skills needed for confident decision making. In providing the foundational knowledge for students in transport and infrastructure, the unit also introduces students to the professional communication skills needed. Examples and case studies are drawn from all modes of transport and infrastructure.
MKTG5001 Marketing Principles

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3 hr seminar per week Assessment: in-semester exam(s) (25%), final exam (35%), team project (30%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
This unit introduces students to basic principles and language of marketing theory and practice. Marketing principles are examined in relation to a wide variety of products and services, in both commercial and non-commercial domains. An emphasis is placed on strategy planning and the marketing decision process. It is an introduction to the issues and terminology of marketing that can serve as a standalone understanding of the basics of marketing or as a foundation unit for further study in marketing. The unit focuses on the practical analysis marketing and the marketing management process and the development of the marketing mix the components that make up a marketing plan.
QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: ECMT5001 or QBUS5002 Assumed knowledge: Basic calculus; basic concepts of probability & statistics Assessment: weekly homework (10%), assignment (20%), mid-semester exam (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit highlights the importance of statistical methods and tools for today's managers and analysts, and demonstrates how to apply these methods to business problems using real-world data. The quantitative skills that students learn in this unit are useful in all areas of business. Through taking this unit students learn how to model and analyse the relationships within business data; how to identify the appropriate statistical technique in different business environments; how to compute statistics by hand and using special purpose software; how to interpret results in the context of the business problem; and how to forecast using business data. The unit is taught through data-driven examples, exercises and business case studies.
WORK5003 Management and Organisations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3 hour seminar/tutorial per week Assessment: quiz (10%), assignment (20%), essay (35%), participation (10%), final exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
This unit aims to introduce students to the nature and context of management. It explores the functions and processes of management and encourages students to critically reflect on management theory and practice. It can be taken as a standalone unit for students enrolled in various specialist masters programs and also prepares students for further study in strategic management, organisational analysis and strategy and human resource management.

Capstone unit of study

BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr seminar/workshop per semester week Prerequisites: 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) Assessment: simulation performance mark (5%), team-working assessment (10%), oral presentation (15%), group report assessment (10%), individual assignment (30%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: 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 case by case basis depending on availability.
This program-wide capstone unit must be taken by students in their final semester of study within the Master of Commerce program. Students work collaboratively with peers and advisors to integrate the discipline-specific knowledge acquired within their program to address practical business challenges requiring cross-disciplinary and cross-functional insights, knowledge and skills. Assessment is designed to assure student proficiency in program learning goals. Students work in self-managing cross-functional teams to complete a semester-long project, preparing individual and group reports that are assessed by academic staff. Weekly seminars include action learning in business life cycle, data analysis, strategic decision-making, change management, business communication, and ethical awareness and reasoning in business practice. Learning activities include short case studies and business case simulation.

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 electives 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

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 1.5hr lecture and 1x 1.5hr seminar per week Prohibitions: ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5003 or ECOF5010 Assessment: mid-semester test (25%), assignment (25%), final exam (35%), class participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides students with the tools to understand the impact of economic, socio-cultural, institutional, and technological factors on businesses' operations. Such considerations are crucial for understanding how businesses make decisions and interact in the marketplace. The first part of the unit provides an introduction to macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis and applications. In macroeconomics, we consider determination of the aggregate level of economic activity (GDP and inflation), the economic effects of government policies, and the link between interest rates and exchange rates and the level of economic activity. In microeconomics, we look at economic decision-making by individuals and firms and the determination of prices in different kinds of markets. The next part of the unit investigates wages, as well as the social, cultural, political, and technological environments in which firms operate. It examines theories, models and conceptual tools that help us understand and make decisions in relation to these factors. The unit is complemented by developing an understanding of the complexity of professional behaviour and ethical decision making.
BUSS6505 NEXT Innovation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1.5hr introductory seminar, 2x 4hr workshops, 2-hour teleconference, anticipated 13 hours contact with an industry mentor, 3.5 hours semi-final and networking event and 11 hours of structured online activity. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (65%) Prohibitions: BUSS6509 or BUSS6510 Assessment: individual Idea Zone contribution (0%); team value proposition (20%); team proof of concept /research report (35%); team innovation pitch and business proposal presented in person at semifinals (35%); individual assessment of teamwork skills and reflections (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The NEXT Innovation program (previously Deloitte FASTRACK) is a globally recognised award-winning innovation program designed to give outstanding business and management students practical experience in business innovation. It has been built up and tested around a structured process specifically for developing a portfolio of market-tested 'business of tomorrow' concepts in a constrained timeframe. The program has been designed as an interactive, work integrated program featuring a mix of instructor presentation, applied reading content, practical application, market testing, assignment and presentation learning methods, supported by a purpose built innovation management system with collaborative social media features. The program allows students to work with Deloitte mentors and aims to replicate a corporate 'innovation community' among the students, corporate mentors, NEXT coordinators and additional participants. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/next_innovation_program.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
BUSS6104 Business Practicum

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hours weekly tutorials Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Assumed knowledge: A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills. Assessment: project proposal (15%); mid-way reflection (25%); field-base final paper (60%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
This unit allows students to reflect on the link between what they have learnt on business subjects in theory and its application in an actual firm/business they have visited. Students will receive support to visit a selection of appropriate companies and how to approach the companies for which they will make a thorough analysis; the companies will be local Sydney companies. Students have the opportunity to integrate their classroom knowledge with the current and future business activities of Australian businesses. Students are expected to determine the current and future opportunities and threats the businesses, given the strength and weaknesses of the business. A comparison across different businesses will also be undertaken. Students reflect on what they have learnt, and how their theoretical knowledge may apply to practicality in businesses across a variety of sectors. Additionally, students are expected to reflect on how they have developed as an individual/student across their studies in terms of their professional identity that highlights their distinctive self.
BUSS6500 Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive March,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 hours of pre-placement workshops; 210 hours internship; 2 hour debrief workshop. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (65%) Prohibitions: ECOF6500 Assessment: Performance objectives (0%), report (70%), presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is available to outstanding students completing the Master of Commerce, Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, and Master of Professional Accounting program. It involves a professional placement with a business, government, or non-government organisation. It includes preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and report writing. Assessment includes a reflective journal and professional report and presentation based on the internship placement. Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
BUSS6503 USA Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February Classes: 9 hours of pre-placement workshops; 210 hours internship; 2 hour debrief workshop Prerequisites: 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (65%). Assessment: performance objectives (0%); reflective learning entries (20%); video presentation (30%); reflective critical report (50%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program.
This unit is taken by students accepted into the U.S.A. Industry Placement Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government or non-government organisation that has a particular focus on business interests. It includes preparatory coursework in reflective learning, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment includes reflective learning and research report writing related to the work placement all based on the placement and international work and study experience.
BUSS6504 Europe Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July Classes: 9 hours of pre-placement workshops; 210 hours internship; 2 hour debrief workshop Prerequisites: 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (65%) Assessment: performance objectives (0%); reflective journal entry (20%); presentation (30%); reflective report (50%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is taken by students accepted into the Europe Industry Placement Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government or non-government organisation that has a particular focus on business interests. It includes preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on study project reports and other professional writing skills. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
BUSS6506 China Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive March Classes: 9 hours of pre-placement workshops; 210 hours internship; 2 hour debrief workshop Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (65%) Assessment: performance objectives (0%), report (70%), presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
This unit is available to students accepted into the china Industry Placement Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business or a government organisation that has a particular focus on business interests. It includes preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment includes a reflective journal, a research report related to their work placement, and an oral presentation on the internship placement and international work and study experience. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
BUSS6514 Industry Self-Sourced Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 5 hours preparation workshop; 210 hours internship; 1 x 2 hours debrief workshop Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points. Assumed knowledge: A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills Assessment: performance objectives (0%); self reflection (1) (25%); self reflection (2) (25%); critical reflective report (50%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is available to outstanding students and involves a self-sourced professional placement with a business, government, or non-government organisation. It includes preparatory coursework in reflection learning, professional practice and report writing.
Dissertation
BUSS7000 Business Dissertation A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: research Prerequisites: 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program with a grade average of at least 80%. Assessment: dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is one of two (12 credit point) units that together (total of 24 credit points) provide outstanding students in the Commerce program with the opportunity to develop and complete a supervised research dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words, or equivalent, on an approved topic within the domain of business/commerce/management. Admission to the dissertation stream requires an average grade of at least 80% in a minimum of four Commerce units (12 unit program) or a minimum of eight Commerce units (16 unit program), interview by the Program Director, and a formal dissertation proposal agreed to by a nominated supervisor and the Program Director. Final approval is dependent on the nature of the proposed topic and the availability of appropriate supervisory expertise. The dissertation is marked by examiners nominated by the Program Director in consultation with the supervisor and other academics from the relevant discipline/s.
BUSS7001 Business Dissertation B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: research Prerequisites: 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program with a grade average of at least 80%. Assessment: dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is one of two (12 credit point) units that together (total of 24 credit points) provide outstanding students in the Commerce program with the opportunity to develop and complete a supervised research dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words, or equivalent, on an approved topic within the domain of business/commerce/management. Admission to the dissertation stream requires an average grade of at least 80% in a minimum of four Commerce units (12 unit program) or a minimum of eight Commerce units (16 unit program), interview by the Program Director, and a formal dissertation proposal agreed to by a nominated supervisor and the Program Director. Final approval is dependent on the nature of the proposed topic and the availability of appropriate supervisory expertise. The dissertation is marked by examiners nominated by the Program Director in consultation with the supervisor and other academics from the relevant discipline/s.
BUSS7002 Business Dissertation

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: research Prerequisites: 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program with a grade average of at least 80%. Assessment: dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides outstanding students in the Commerce program with the opportunity to develop and complete a supervised research dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words, or equivalent, on an approved topic within the domain of business/commerce/management. Admission to the dissertation stream requires an average grade of at least 80% in a minimum of four Commerce units (12 unit program) or a minimum of eight Commerce units (16 unit program), interview by the Program Director, and a formal dissertation proposal agreed to by a nominated supervisor and the Program Director. Final approval is dependent on the nature of the proposed topic and the availability of appropriate supervisory expertise. The dissertation is marked by examiners nominated by the Program Director in consultation with the supervisor and other academics from the relevant discipline/s.