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 and other requirements. 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.

Core units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
For the Master of Commerce, students complete 12 credit points in core units of study: BUSS5020 and BUSS6000.
For students in enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Commerce, only BUSS5020 is required to be completed.
BUSS5020 is completed in a student's first semester of study.
BUSS6000 is completed by Master's students in their final semester of study as the capstone for their degree.
BUSS5020
Business Insights
6      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
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
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5001
Project Management
6    N INFS6014
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5002
Digital Business Foundations
6    N INFS6001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS5000
Foundations of Supply Chain Management
6    N TPTM6155 or TPTM5001


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 unit of study; students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to: business.itlsinfo@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
N QBUS5002, ECMT5001
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, note the following:

  • The units of study listed under the following subject areas are those available for the current year 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.

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 and 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
ACCT6003
Fundamental Analysis for Equity Investment
6    A QBUS5001 or QBUS5002
P ACCT5001 and FINC5001


ACCT6003 assumes knowledge of basic statistics and econometrics that are covered in QBUS5001/5002. ACCT6003 requires the analysis of data, transformations, understanding of distributions, expectations, variance, regression analysis, data graphing.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6006
Advanced Managerial Accounting
6    P ACCT5002
Semester 1
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

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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 in 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    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Semester 1

Elective units of study - Table B Maritime

ITLS6300
Maritime Management and Logistics
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N TPTM6200
Semester 1
ITLS6301
Ports Management
6      Summer Main

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 ITLS6101 and (ITLS6300 or ITLS6301 or ITLS6400 or ITLS6401 or TPTM6160 or TPTM6200)
N ITLS6302 or ITLS6402
Semester 2

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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      Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2

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
Fundamental Analysis for Equity Investment
6    A QBUS5001 or QBUS5002
P ACCT5001 and FINC5001


ACCT6003 assumes knowledge of basic statistics and econometrics that are covered in QBUS5001/5002. ACCT6003 requires the analysis of data, transformations, understanding of distributions, expectations, variance, regression analysis, data graphing.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW6031
International Financial Crime
6      Semester 2
FINC6001
Intermediate Corporate Finance
6    P FINC5001
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
FINC6016
Financial Instruments and Markets
6      Semester 2
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    P FINC5001
N ACCT6011
Semester 1
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
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

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: Banking specialisation on the Business School website.

Big Data in Business

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Big Data in Business, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) 6 credit points in foundational units of study: QBUS5001;
(2) 6 credit points in advanced compulsory units of study: BUSS6002; and
(3) 18 credit points in advanced elective units of study.

Foundational units of study

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

Compulsory units of study

BUSS6002
Data Science in Business
6      Semester 1

Elective units of study

INFS6018
Managing Business Intelligence
6    A (i) Essential Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in a changing market. How information systems can be used and managed in a business. How to critically analyse a business and determine its options for transformation. (ii) Desirable Experience as a member of a project team.
Semester 1
ITLS6107
Applied GIS and Spatial Data Analytics
6    N TPTM6180


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.
Semester 2
Summer Main
MKTG6001
Marketing Research Concepts
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
MKTG6018
Customer Analytics and Relationship Management
6      Semester 1
QBUS6810
Statistical Learning and Data Mining
6    P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 2
QBUS6840
Predictive Analytics
6    P QBUS5001 or ECMT5001
Semester 1
QBUS6850
Machine Learning for Business
6    P BUSS6002
Semester 2

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: Big Data in Business 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
N QBUS5002, ECMT5001
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 ECOF6070 or ECOF5804 or ECMT6310 or 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
QBUS6850
Machine Learning for Business
6    P BUSS6002
Semester 2
INFS6018
Managing Business Intelligence
6    A (i) Essential Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in a changing market. How information systems can be used and managed in a business. How to critically analyse a business and determine its options for transformation. (ii) Desirable Experience as a member of a project team.
Semester 1

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: Business Analytics specialisation on the Business School website.

Business Economics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Business Economics, students complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ECON5040; 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

ECON5040
Microeconomics for Business
6    N ECON5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory units of study

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

Elective units of study

ECON5004
Communication in Economics
6   

This unit of study is graded on a pass/fail basis.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5006
Economics of Law and Public Policy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5007
The Economics of Financial Markets
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 2
ECON5026
Strategic Business Relationships
6      Semester 2
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    P ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5040
Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
ECON6024
Private Equity
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
ECMT5001
Principles of Econometrics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: Business Economics 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    N INFS6001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

INFS6002
Strategic Information Systems Sourcing
6    A 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 a changing market. How Information Systems can be used and managed in a business. How to critically analyse a business and determine its options for transformation. Desirable Experience as a member of a project team.
Semester 1
INFS6012
Enterprise Systems Management
6      Semester 2
INFS6015
Business Process Management
6      Semester 2
INFS6016
Technology Enabled Business Innovation
6    A INFS6004 and; 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    A (i) Essential Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in a changing market. How information systems can be used and managed in a business. How to critically analyse a business and determine its options for transformation. (ii) Desirable Experience as a member of a project team.
Semester 1
INFS6032
Agile Project Management
6      Semester 2

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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 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
CLAW6031
International Financial Crime
6      Semester 2
CLAW6032
Regulating Innovation and Distribution
6      Semester 2
CLAW6033
International Business Tax Strategy
6      Semester 1

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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 ECOF6110 or CLAW6028


Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1b

Elective units of study

IBUS6012
Business Innovation and Sustainability
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 2
INFS6022
Systemic Sustainable Development
6    A Essential Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in a changing market. How information systems can be used and managed in a business. How to critically analyse a business and determine its option for transformation. Desirable Experience as a member of a project team.
Semester 1
ITLS6008
Production and Operations Management
6    C ITLS5000 and ITLS5200
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS6103
Sustainable Transport Policy
6      Semester 1
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis
6      Semester 1
PHYS5032
Techniques for Sustainability Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: Business Sustainability 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      Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory units of study

FINC6001
Intermediate Corporate Finance
6    P FINC5001
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

CLAW6031
International Financial Crime
6      Semester 2
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance and Derivatives
6    A This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
P FINC5001
N FINC5002
Semester 1
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
Trading in Securities Markets
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6016
Financial Instruments and Markets
6      Semester 2
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    P FINC5001
N ACCT6011
Semester 1
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6022
Behavioural Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6024
Real Estate Finance and Investment
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6101
Special Topic in Finance 1
6    P FINC5001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
FINC6102
Special Topic in Finance 2
6    P FINC5001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive August
Intensive March

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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
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

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      Semester 1
ITLS6105
Traffic and Mobility Management
6    N TPTM6360
Semester 2
ITLS6107
Applied GIS and Spatial Data Analytics
6    N TPTM6180


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.
Semester 2
Summer Main

Elective units of study - Other elective options

ITLS5200
Quantitative Logistics and Transport
6    A Basic familiarity with Excel and some knowledge of simple arithmetic is required in this unit. However, resources are made available online before the start of semester for students who need extra assistance in this area.
C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N QBUS5001 or TPTM6495
Semester 1
Semester 2

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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    C IBUS5003
N ECHS6008
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6      Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2

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
CLAW6007
Issues in Law and International Business
6    P CLAW5001
Semester 2
CLAW6030
China's Legal Environment for Business
6      Semester 1
CLAW6033
International Business Tax Strategy
6      Semester 1
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 2
IBUS6007
International Business Special Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive October
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6008
Export Management
6      Semester 2
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6   

Note: this unit requires participation in a number of negotiations. Preparation for these negotiations, which are a large part of the grade, will require time-pressured reading of material in class.
Semester 2
IBUS6019
Strategy and Emerging Markets
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6020
Enterprise Management in China
6    N CHSC6902
Semester 1
IBUS6021
Global Outsourcing and Offshoring
6      Semester 1
IBUS6022
Business and Management in India
6      Semester 2
MKTG6013
International and Global Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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 TPTM6155 or TPTM5001


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 unit of study; students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to: business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

ITLS5200
Quantitative Logistics and Transport
6    A Basic familiarity with Excel and some knowledge of simple arithmetic is required in this unit. However, resources are made available online before the start of semester for students who need extra assistance in this area.
C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N QBUS5001 or TPTM6495
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS6002
Supply Chain Planning and Design
6    P ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
C ITLS5000 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6190


Students who can demonstrate prior knowledge of quantitative analysis (in particular mathematical knowledge and MS Excel solver proficiency) may apply to waive the prerequisite requirement for this unit of study; students should send an email outlining their knowledge of quantitative analysis to: business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS6003
Contemporary Procurement
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
N TPTM6400
Semester 1
ITLS6004
Supply Chain Visibility
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
N TPTM6400
Semester 2
ITLS6007
Disaster Relief Operations
6    N TPTM6390
Intensive July
ITLS6008
Production and Operations Management
6    C ITLS5000 and ITLS5200
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS6101
Global Freight Logistics Management
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N TPTM6440
Semester 2
ITLS6107
Applied GIS and Spatial Data Analytics
6    N TPTM6180


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.
Semester 2
Summer Main

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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 February
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 October
MKTG6013
International and Global Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG6015
Digital and Social Media Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 2
MKTG6016
Brand Management
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
MKTG6018
Customer Analytics and Relationship Management
6      Semester 1
MKTG6020
Business Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Intensive April
MKTG6103
Services Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 2
MKTG6104
The Psychology of Business Decisions
6    N MKTG5002
Semester 2

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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 must 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 1
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1b
Semester 2
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Semester 2b
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6   

Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 1
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Intensive July
WORK6033
Organisational Sustainability
6    N ECOF6110 or CLAW6028


Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1b
WORK6108
International Dimensions of HRM
6      Semester 2
WORK6111
Management Consulting
6    A Knowledge is assumed in the areas of basic business strategy and organisational change. It is recommended that students enrolling in this Unit will have completed either or both of the following or similar Units: WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development, WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management.
Semester 1
WORK6116
Employment and the Law
6   

This unit is not available for students enrolled in the Master of Labour Law Relations
Semester 2
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030 or ECOF6040
Semester 1
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 or ECOF6090
Semester 2a

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2

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      Intensive February
Semester 1
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 a changing market. How Information Systems can be used and managed in a business. How to critically analyse a business and determine its options for transformation. Desirable Experience as a member of a project team.
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 ECOF6070 or ECOF5804 or ECMT6310 or ECMT5003
Semester 1
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030 or ECOF6040
Semester 1

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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 36 credit points in units of study, comprising:
(1) 12 credit points in foundational units 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      Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS5001
Quantitative Methods for Business
6    A Basic calculus; basic concepts of probability & statistics
N QBUS5002, ECMT5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory units of study

FINC6000
Quantitative Finance and Derivatives
6    A This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
P FINC5001
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
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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 and 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
NEXT Innovation
6    P Completion of 48 credit points with a WAM of 65%
N BUSS6509 or 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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive October
Semester 1
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
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 1
IBUS6015
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Project
6    C 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
Semester 2
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6   

Note: this unit requires participation in a number of negotiations. Preparation for these negotiations, which are a large part of the grade, will require time-pressured reading of material in class.
Semester 2
IBUS6023
Engaged Entrepreneurship Projects
6    P IBUS5002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive March
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 1
WORK6111
Management Consulting
6    A Knowledge is assumed in the areas of basic business strategy and organisational change. It is recommended that students enrolling in this Unit will have completed either or both of the following or similar Units: WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development, WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management.
Semester 1

Further information on this specialisation, including units of study which are not offered for the current year, can be found at: 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 (general electives)

BUSS5001
Firms, Markets and Business Management
6    N ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5003 or ECOF5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS5050
Professional Development and Practice
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BUSS6505
NEXT Innovation
6    P Completion of 48 credit points with a WAM of 65%
N BUSS6509 or BUSS6510

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) units of study

(i) Industry Placement Program (IPP) units of study
BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P 8 units with a WAM of 65%
N ECOF6500 or ECOF6501 or ECOF6502 or BUSS6501 or BUSS6502

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 August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive March
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
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.
Intensive August
Intensive February
Intensive July
Intensive March
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
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.
Intensive August
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
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.
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive March
BUSS6511
South America Industry Placement
6    P 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (65%)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive August
Intensive July
(ii) Community Placement Program (CPP) units of study
BUSS6507
Community Placement Program
6    P 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (65%)
N BUSS6508

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6508
Community Placement Program (Intensive)
6    P 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (65%)
N BUSS6507

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive March

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