Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce

The Business School website (sydney.edu.au/business/pgunits/) contains the most up to date information on unit of study availability or other requirements. Timetabling information for 2015 is available on the Business School website (sydney.edu.au/business/timetable). Students should note that units of study are run subject to demand.

Core units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
(1) For the Master of Commerce, students complete 12 credit points in core units of study.
BUSS5000 is completed in a student's first semester of study and the capstone core unit BUSS6000 is completed in a student's final semester of study.
(2) For the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Commerce, only BUSS5000 is completed by students in their first semester of study.
BUSS5000
Critical Thinking in Business
6    N ECOF5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
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 and part-time students will have completed a minimum of 84 credit points).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2

Foundational units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
(1) For the Master of Commerce, students complete between 12 and 36 credit points in foundational units of study.
(2) For the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Commerce, students complete between 12 and 18 credit points in foundational units of study.
ACCT5001
Accounting Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS5002
Business Fundamentals
6      Semester 1
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003, ECON5000
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECMT5001
Principles of Econometrics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC5001
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS5003
Global Business
6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5001
Project Management
6    N INFS6014
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
INFS5002
Digital Business Foundations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS5000
Foundations of Supply Chain Management
6    N TPTM5001, TPTM6155


This is the foundation unit for all logistics and supply chain management programs and should be completed in the first period of study. Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for this unit. Students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to the Postgraduate Coordinator for Logistics Management, Dr Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya: jyotirmoyee.bhattacharjya@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS5100
Transport and Infrastructure Foundations
6    N TPTM6241


This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG5001
Marketing Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS5001
Quantitative Methods for Business
6    A Basic calculus; basic concepts of probability & statistics
P Assumed knowledge: Basic calculus; basic concepts of probability & statistics
N ECMT5001, QBUS5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Areas of Specialisation

Students choose their specialisation/s and electives from the following subject areas.

In relation to these areas of specialisation, please note the following:

  • The units of study listed under the following subject areas are those available for 2015 and were approved for each specialisation at the time of publication. 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. The availability of units of study may change and students should check the Business School website (sydney.edu.au/business) regularly as it contains the most up to date information on unit of study availability as well as timetabling information for each unit of study, which is currently offered.
  • Non-foundational (advanced) units of study can only be used to meet the requirements for a single specialisation (i.e. cannot be counted towards two separate specialisations). For example, FINC6001 cannot be counted towards both a Finance and Banking specialisation.
  • Students should refer to the Business School website for the most up-to-date information regarding specialisations and associated units of study.

Accounting

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Accounting, students complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ACCT5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in elective advanced units of study.

Foundational unit of study

ACCT5001
Accounting Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

ACCT5002
Managerial Accounting & Decision Making
6    P ACCT5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6001
Intermediate Financial Reporting
6    P ACCT5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6002
International Accounting
6    P ACCT5001


This unit of study is being run by the Discipline of International Business. All enquiries should be directed to the Discipline of International Business.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
ACCT6003
Financial Statement Analysis
6    P ACCT5001 and FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6006
Advanced Managerial Accounting
6    P ACCT5002
Semester 2
ACCT6007
Contemporary Issues in Auditing
6    P ACCT6001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6010
Advanced Financial Reporting
6    P ACCT6001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6014
Designing Accounting Systems
6    P ACCT5001
Semester 1
ACCT6015
Extended Performance Reporting
6    P ACCT5001
C ACCT6001
Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Accounting specialisation on the Business School website.

Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ITLS5100; and
(2) 24 credit points in elective advanced units of study, including:
(i) a minimum of 6 credit points taken in Table A designated electives; and
(ii) a minimum of 6 credit points taken in Table B designated electives; and
(iii) The remaining 12 credit points of elective units can be chosen from Tables A, B or Other elective options.

Foundational unit of study

ITLS5100
Transport and Infrastructure Foundations
6    N TPTM6241


This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study - Table A Aviation

ITLS6400
Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6160
Semester 2
ITLS6401
Airport Management
6      Semester 1

Elective units of study - Table B Maritime

ITLS6300
Maritime Management & Logistics
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6200
Semester 1
ITLS6301
Ports Management
6      Intensive January

Elective units of study - Other elective options

ITLS6101
Global Freight Logistics Management
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6440
Semester 2
ITLS6403
Cases in Global Transport and Logistics
6    C Corequisites: ITLS6300 (or TPTM6200) or ITLS6400 (or TPTM6160)
N ITLS6302, ITLS6402
Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics specialisation on the Business School website.

Banking

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Banking, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: FINC5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) 18 credit points in compulsory units of study: BANK6002, BANK6003 and BANK6005; and
(ii) six credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational unit of study

FINC5001
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early

Compulsory units of study

BANK6002
Bank Management
6    C FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
BANK6003
Global Supervision of Bank Risks
6    C FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
BANK6005
International Banking
6    C FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

ACCT6003
Financial Statement Analysis
6    P ACCT5001 and FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6031
International Financial Crime
6      Semester 1
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance
6    P Assumed Knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
N FINC5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6001
Intermediate Corporate Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
FINC6003
Broking and Market Making
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6005
Advanced Asset Pricing
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000


Only students with strong quantitative/mathematical skills should attempt this course
Semester 1
FINC6007
Financial Strategy
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6009
Portfolio Theory and its Applications
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000
Semester 2
FINC6010
Derivative Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6015
Global Trading
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6016
Financial Instruments and Markets
6      Semester 2
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    P FINC5001
N ACCT6011
Semester 1
FINC6019
Financial Modelling
6    P FINC5002 or FINC6000
Semester 2
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6022
Behavioural Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6024
Real Estate Finance and Investment
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Banking specialisation on the Business School website.

Business Analytics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Business Analytics, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: QBUS5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in elective advanced units of study.

Foundational unit of study

QBUS5001
Quantitative Methods for Business
6    A Basic calculus; basic concepts of probability & statistics
P Assumed knowledge: Basic calculus; basic concepts of probability & statistics
N ECMT5001, QBUS5002
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

QBUS6310
Business Operations Analysis
6    P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001 or QBUS5002
N ECMT6008
Semester 2
QBUS6320
Management Decision Making
6    N ECOF5804, ECMT6510, ECOF6070, ECMT5003
Semester 1
QBUS6810
Statistical Learning and Data Mining
6    P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 2
QBUS6820
Business Risk Management
6    A Knowledge of basic probability theory and familiarity with spreadsheet modelling
P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 2
QBUS6830
Financial Time Series and Forecasting
6    A Basic knowledge of quantitative methods including statistics, basic probability theory, and introductory regression analysis.
P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 1
QBUS6840
Predictive Analytics
6    P QBUS5001 or ECMT5001
Semester 1
INFS6018
Managing Business Intelligence
6      Semester 1

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Business Analytics specialisation on the Business School website.

Business Information Systems

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Business Information Systems, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: INFS5002; and
(2) 24 credit points in elective advanced units of study.

Foundational unit of study

INFS5002
Digital Business Foundations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

INFS6002
Strategic Information Systems Sourcing
6    A Basic business information systems knowledge
P Assumed knowledge: Basic business information systems knowledge
Semester 2
INFS6004
Business Transformation Projects
6    A Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how a business can be transformed. Experience as a member of a project team is desirable.
P Assumed knowledge: Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how a business can be transformed. Experience as a member of a project team is desirable.
Semester 1
INFS6012
Enterprise Systems Management
6   

This is a defined elective unit of study in both the Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Commerce programs.
Semester 1
INFS6015
Business Process Management
6      Semester 2
INFS6016
Technology Enabled Business Innovation
6    A Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how and where a business can be innovative. Some knowledge of how technology can be applied in a business is also essential. Experience as a member of a project team is desirable.
P Assumed knowledge: Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how and where a business can be innovative. Some knowledge of how technology can be applied in a business is also essential. Experience as a member of a project team is desirable.
Semester 2
INFS6018
Managing Business Intelligence
6      Semester 1
INFS6020
BIS Innovation, Transformation & Change
6    A Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how and where a business can be innovative, transformed and changed. Knowledge of how technology can be applied in a business is also essential.
P Assumed knowledge: Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how and where a business can be innovative, transformed and changed. Knowledge of how technology can be applied in a business is also essential.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
INFS6021
Information Governance
6    N INFS6017, INFS6013
Semester 1
INFS6032
Agile Project Management
6      Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Business Information Systems specialisation on the Business School website.

Business Law

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Business Law, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: CLAW5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: CLAW6002; and
(ii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational unit of study

CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory units of study

CLAW6002
Corporate Structures in Practice
6    P CLAW5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

CLAW6007
Issues in Law and International Business
6    P CLAW5001
Semester 1
CLAW6026
Taxation Law and Practice
6    P CLAW5001
N CLAW5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6030
China's Legal Environment for Business
6      Semester 1
CLAW6031
International Financial Crime
6      Semester 1
CLAW6032
Regulating Innovation and Distribution
6      Semester 2
CLAW6033
International Business Tax Strategy
6      Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Business Law specialisation on the Business School website.

Business Sustainability

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Business Sustainability, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study selected from any of the foundational units listed for Master of Commerce; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: WORK6033; and
(ii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.

Compulsory units of study

WORK6033
Organisational Sustainability
6    N CLAW6028, ECOF6110


Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2b

Elective units of study

BUSS6001
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
6      Intensive July
IBUS6012
Business Innovation and Sustainability
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 2
INFS6022
Systemic Sustainable Development
6    P IBUS5002
Semester 2
ITLS6005
Green Operations and Reverse Logistics
6    N TPTM6210, TPTM6380
Intensive July
ITLS6103
Sustainable Transport Policy
6    C ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Semester 1
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ & Sustainable Analysis
6      Semester 1
PHYS5032
Techniques for Sustainability Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Business Sustainability specialisation on the Business School website.

Econometrics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Econometrics, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ECMT5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: ECMT6002; and
(ii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational unit of study

ECMT5001
Principles of Econometrics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory unit of study

ECMT6002
Econometric Applications
6    P ECMT5001
N ECMT5002
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

ECMT6003
Applied Business Forecasting
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 2
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 1
ECMT6007
Analysis of Panel Data
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 1

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Econometrics specialisation on the Business School website.

Economics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Economics, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ECON5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: ECON5002; and
(ii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational unit of study

ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003, ECON5000
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main

Compulsory units of study

ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main

Elective units of study

Note. Many units require, in addition to the foundational unit ECON5001 and the compulsory unit ECON5002, the completion of either ECON6001 or ECON602 or both these units. Please refer to the individual units listed below for prerequisite requirements.
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6003
Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis
6    P ECON5001 and ECON5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    P ECON6001 or ECOF6080
Semester 2
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    P ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    P ECON6001, ECON6002
Semester 2
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    P ECON6001, ECON6002
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    P ECON6001 or ECON6002
Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    P ECON6001 and ECON6002
Semester 2
ECON6023
International Trade
6    P ECON6001
Semester 2
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    P ECON6001 or ECOF6080
Semester 1
ECON6027
Experimental Economics

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P ECON6001
Semester 2
ECON6101
Special Topic in Economics
6    P ECON5001 and ECON5002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Economics specialisation on the Business School website.

Finance

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Finance, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: FINC5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: FINC6001; and
(ii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational unit of study

FINC5001
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early

Compulsory units of study

FINC6001
Intermediate Corporate Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main

Elective units of study

CLAW6031
International Financial Crime
6      Semester 1
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance
6    P Assumed Knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
N FINC5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6003
Broking and Market Making
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6005
Advanced Asset Pricing
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000


Only students with strong quantitative/mathematical skills should attempt this course
Semester 1
FINC6007
Financial Strategy
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6009
Portfolio Theory and its Applications
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000
Semester 2
FINC6010
Derivative Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6015
Global Trading
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6016
Financial Instruments and Markets
6      Semester 2
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    P FINC5001
N ACCT6011
Semester 1
FINC6019
Financial Modelling
6    P FINC5002 or FINC6000
Semester 2
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6022
Behavioural Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6024
Real Estate Finance and Investment
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Finance specialisation on the Business School website.

Infrastructure and Transport Management

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Infrastructure and Transport Management, students complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ITLS5100; and
(2) 24 credit points in elective advanced units of study, including:
(i) a minimum of 6 credit points taken in Table A designated electives; and
(ii) a minimum of 6 credit points taken from Table B designated electives; and
(iii) the remaining 12 credit points of elective units can be chosen from Tables A, B or Other elective options.

Foundational unit of study

ITLS5100
Transport and Infrastructure Foundations
6    N TPTM6241


This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study - Table A Infrastructure

ITLS6106
Infrastructure Appraisal
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N ITLS5200
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    C (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) or QBUS5002
Semester 2
ITLS6502
Infrastructure Management Case Studies
6    P ITLS6500
Semester 2

Elective units of study - Table B Transport

ITLS6102
Strategic Transport Planning
6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6350
Semester 2
ITLS6103
Sustainable Transport Policy
6    C ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Semester 1
ITLS6104
Public Transport
6    C ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Semester 1
ITLS6105
Traffic & Mobility Management
6    N TPTM6360
Intensive July
ITLS6107
GIS for Transport and Logistics
6    P This unit assumes no prior knowledge of GIS; the unit is hands-on involving the use of software, which students will be trained in using.
N TPTM6180
Intensive January

Elective units of study - Other elective options

ITLS5200
Quantitative Logistics & Transport
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Basic familiarity with MS Excel and basic mathematical knowledge.
C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6495
Semester 1
Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Infrastructure and Transport Management specialisation on the Business School website.

International Business

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in International Business, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: IBUS5003; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points in compulsory units of study: IBUS6001 and IBUS6002; and
(ii) 12 credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational unit of study

IBUS5003
Global Business
6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory units of study

IBUS6001
International Business Strategy
6    N ECHS6008
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early

Elective units of study

ACCT6002
International Accounting
6    P ACCT5001


This unit of study is being run by the Discipline of International Business. All enquiries should be directed to the Discipline of International Business.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
BUSS6001
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
6      Intensive July
BUSS6504
Europe Industry Placement
6    P Master of Commerce students: 48 credit points with a credit average; Master of International Business: 24 credit points with a credit average.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
CLAW6007
Issues in Law and International Business
6    P CLAW5001
Semester 1
CLAW6030
China's Legal Environment for Business
6      Semester 1
CLAW6033
International Business Tax Strategy
6      Semester 2
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
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 1
IBUS6007
International Business Special Project
6    P Must have received permission to enrol from the Chair, Discipline of International Business.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6008
Export Management
6      Semester 2
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6019
Strategy and Emerging Markets
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Winter Main
IBUS6020
Enterprise Management in China
6    N CHSC6902
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6021
Global Outsourcing and Offshoring
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6022
Business and Management in India
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG6013
International and Global Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the International Business specialisation on the Business School website.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ITLS5000; and
(2) 24 credit points in elective advanced units of study.

Foundational unit of study

ITLS5000
Foundations of Supply Chain Management
6    N TPTM5001, TPTM6155


This is the foundation unit for all logistics and supply chain management programs and should be completed in the first period of study. Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for this unit. Students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to the Postgraduate Coordinator for Logistics Management, Dr Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya: jyotirmoyee.bhattacharjya@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

ITLS5200
Quantitative Logistics & Transport
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Basic familiarity with MS Excel and basic mathematical knowledge.
C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6495
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS6001
Value Chain Costing
6      Intensive January
ITLS6002
Supply Chain Planning Systems
6    C (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495)
N TPTM6190
Semester 1
ITLS6003
Contemporary Procurement
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
N TPTM6400
Semester 1
ITLS6004
Warehouse & Inventory Management
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
Semester 2
ITLS6005
Green Operations and Reverse Logistics
6    N TPTM6210, TPTM6380
Intensive July
ITLS6007
Disaster Relief Operations
6    N TPTM6390
Semester 2
ITLS6101
Global Freight Logistics Management
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6440
Semester 2
ITLS6107
GIS for Transport and Logistics
6    P This unit assumes no prior knowledge of GIS; the unit is hands-on involving the use of software, which students will be trained in using.
N TPTM6180
Intensive January

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation on the Business School website.

Marketing

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Marketing, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: MKTG5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: MKTG6007; and
(ii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational unit of study

MKTG5001
Marketing Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory units of study

MKTG6007
Consumer Behaviour
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

CLAW6032
Regulating Innovation and Distribution
6      Semester 2
MKTG6001
Marketing Research Concepts
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
MKTG6003
Marketing Strategy
6    P MKTG5001
Intensive March
Semester 2
MKTG6004
New Product Development
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG6005
Marketing Communications
6    P MKTG5001
Intensive March
MKTG6006
Creative Communications in Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Intensive July
MKTG6013
International and Global Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG6015
Digital and Social Media Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Intensive January
Semester 2
MKTG6016
Brand Management
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
MKTG6020
Business Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
MKTG6103
Services Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 2
MKTG6104
The Psychology of Business Decisions
6    N MKTG5002
Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Marketing specialisation on the Business School website.

People, Management and Organisations

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in People, Management and Organisations, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: WORK5003; and
(2) 24 credit points in elective advanced units of study.

Foundational unit of study

WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6      Semester 2
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1b
Semester 2
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Semester 2a
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6   

Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 2
WORK6036
Co-operatives and Mutuals
6      Semester 2b
WORK6108
International Dimensions of HRM
6      Semester 1b
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030, ECOF6040
Semester 1
WORK6119
The Innovative Firm
6      Semester 2
WORK6120
Research Essay
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Available only to students who have achieved 75% or better in at least four WORK (or equivalent) units studied; and have the Discipline's permission to take the unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6130
Leadership in Organisations
6    N ECOF5807, ECOF6090
Semester 1

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the People, Management and Organisations specialisation on the Business School website.

Project Management

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Project Management, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: INFS5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: INFS6030; and
(ii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational unit of study

INFS5001
Project Management
6    N INFS6014
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early

Compulsory units of study

INFS6030
Project Management in Practice
6    P INFS5001


This is a compulsory unit for the Project Management Specialisation in the Master of Commerce program.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
INFS6004
Business Transformation Projects
6    A Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how a business can be transformed. Experience as a member of a project team is desirable.
P Assumed knowledge: Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how a business can be transformed. Experience as a member of a project team is desirable.
Semester 1
INFS6032
Agile Project Management
6      Semester 2
ITLS6500
Decision Making on Mega Projects
6    C (ITLS5000 or TPTM5001) or (ITLS5100 or TPTM6241) or INFS5001
Semester 1
MKTG6004
New Product Development
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS6320
Management Decision Making
6    N ECOF5804, ECMT6510, ECOF6070, ECMT5003
Semester 1
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030, ECOF6040
Semester 1

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Project Management specialisation on the Business School website.

Quantitative Finance

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Quantitative Finance, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) 12 credit points in foundational unit of study: FINC5001 and QBUS5001; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points in compulsory units of study: FINC6000 and QBUS6830; and
(ii) 12 credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational units of study

FINC5001
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
QBUS5001
Quantitative Methods for Business
6    A Basic calculus; basic concepts of probability & statistics
P Assumed knowledge: Basic calculus; basic concepts of probability & statistics
N ECMT5001, QBUS5002
Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory units of study

FINC6000
Quantitative Finance
6    P Assumed Knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
N FINC5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS6830
Financial Time Series and Forecasting
6    A Basic knowledge of quantitative methods including statistics, basic probability theory, and introductory regression analysis.
P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 1

Elective units of study

FINC6005
Advanced Asset Pricing
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000


Only students with strong quantitative/mathematical skills should attempt this course
Semester 1
FINC6009
Portfolio Theory and its Applications
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000
Semester 2
FINC6010
Derivative Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Quantitative Finance specialisation on the Business School website.

Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, students complete 30 credit points, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: IBUS5002; and
(2) 24 credit points in advanced units of study, comprising:
(i) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: WORK6002; and
(ii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.

Foundational units of study

IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory unit of study

WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1b
Semester 2

Elective units of study

BUSS6505
Deloitte FASTRACK Innovation Challenge
6    P Completion of 48 credit points with a WAM of 65%
N BUSS6509, BUSS6510

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6032
Regulating Innovation and Distribution
6      Semester 2
IBUS6007
International Business Special Project
6    P Must have received permission to enrol from the Chair, Discipline of International Business.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6011
New Business Opportunities and Startups
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
N WORK6112, IBUS5011

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6012
Business Innovation and Sustainability
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 2
IBUS6013
Business Restructuring and Renewal
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 2
IBUS6014
Intellectual Property Management
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 1
IBUS6015
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Project
6    C Co-Requisite: IBUS5002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students need permission from the Discipline to enrol unless they are enrolled in the GradCertInn&Ent where this is a core unit.
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive March
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6016
Social Entrepreneurship
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Summer Main
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 2
WORK6119
The Innovative Firm
6      Semester 2

For further information regarding this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, please refer to the Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialisation on the Business School website.

Other elective units of study available to students in the Commerce coursework programs

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

Business School elective units of study

BUSS5001
Firms, Markets and Business Management
6    N ECON5001, ECON5002, ECON5003, ECOF5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6505
Deloitte FASTRACK Innovation Challenge
6    P Completion of 48 credit points with a WAM of 65%
N BUSS6509, BUSS6510

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Industry placement units of study

BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P 8 units with a WAM of 65%
N ECOF6500, BUSS6502, ECOF6502, BUSS6501, ECOF6501

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6503
USA Industry Placement
6    P Master of Commerce students: 48 credit points with a credit average; Master of International Business: 24 credit points with a credit average.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
BUSS6504
Europe Industry Placement
6    P Master of Commerce students: 48 credit points with a credit average; Master of International Business: 24 credit points with a credit average.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
BUSS6506
China Industry Placement
6    P Master of Commerce students: 48 credit points with a credit average; Master of International Business: 24 credit points with a credit average.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January

Dissertation units of study

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%.

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%.

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%.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2