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 2014 is available on the Business School website (sydney.edu.au/business/timetable). Students should note that units of study are run subject to demand.

I. Core units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
(i) 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.
(ii) For the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Commerce, only BUSS5000 is completed.
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 48 credit points and part-time students will have completed a minimum of 60 credit points)
Int January
Semester 1
Semester 2

II. Foundational units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
(i) For the Master of Commerce students complete between 12 and 36 credit points in foundational units of study.
(ii) For the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Commerce students complete between 12 and 18 credit points in foundational units of study.
(i) Foundational units of study - University of Sydney Business School:
ACCT5001
Accounting Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
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
ITLS5000
Foundations of Supply Chain Management
6    N TPTM6155, 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 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
MKTG5001
Marketing Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS5001
Quantitative Methods for Business
6    N ECMT5001, QBUS5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
(ii) Foundational units of study - School of Economics (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003, ECON5000
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECMT5001
Principles of Econometrics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

III. 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 2014 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.

(i) University of Sydney Business School areas of 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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ACCT5001; and
(ii) 24 credit points in elective 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 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
ACCT6003
Financial Statement Analysis
6    P ACCT5001 and FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT6005
Management Control Systems
6    P ACCT5002
Semester 1
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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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.

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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: FINC5001;
(ii) 18 credit points in compulsory units of study: BANK6002, BANK6003 and BANK6005; and
(iii) 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    P 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 2
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance
6    A This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
P FINC5001
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

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 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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: INFS5001; and
(ii) 24 credit points in elective units of study.
Foundational unit of study
INFS5001
Project Management
6    N INFS6014
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Elective units of study
INFS6001
Managing Information and Systems
6      Semester 2
INFS6002
Strategic Information Systems Sourcing
6      Semester 1
INFS6004
Business Transformation Projects
6      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      Semester 2
INFS6018
Managing Business Intelligence
6      Semester 1
INFS6020
BIS Innovation, Transformation & Change
6    A INFS5000 or INFS6001


Students must seek permission from the Discipline of Business Information Systems to enrol in this unit.
Semester 2
INFS6021
Information Governance
6    N INFS6013, INFS6017
Semester 2
INFS6101
Information Systems Research A
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must seek permission from the Discipline of Business Information Systems to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS6106
Information Systems Research B
6    P INFS6101

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must seek permission from the Discipline of Business Information Systems 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 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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: CLAW5001;
(ii) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: CLAW6002; and
(iii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.
Foundational unit of study
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Compulsory unit 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 2
CLAW6031
International Financial Crime
6      Semester 2
CLAW6032
Regulating Innovation and Distribution
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 Law 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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: FINC5001;
(ii) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: FINC6001; and
(iii) 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 unit 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 2
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance
6    A This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
P FINC5001
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

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.

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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: IBUS5003
(ii) 12 credit points in compulsory units of study: IBUS6001 and IBUS6002; and
(iii)12 credit points in elective units.
Foundational unit of study
IBUS5003
Global Business
6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
Compulsory units of study
IBUS6001
International Business Strategy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
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 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
BUSS6001
Energy and Environmental Security
6      Semester 2
BUSS6504
Geneva 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

Int July
Semester 2
CLAW6007
Issues in Law and International Business
6    P CLAW5001
Semester 1
CLAW6030
China's Legal Environment for Business
6      Semester 2
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
IBUS6003
Managing International Risk
6      Semester 1
IBUS6004
International Business Alliances
6      Semester 2
IBUS6005
Ethical International Business Decisions
6      Semester 1
IBUS6006
Comparative International Management
6      Semester 2
IBUS6008
Export Management
6      Semester 2
IBUS6012
Business Growth and Innovation
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 2
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6    A IBUS5002 or IBUS5003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6019
Strategy and Emerging Markets
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6020
Enterprise Management in China
6    N CHSC6902
Semester 1
Semester 2
MIBS6007
International Business Project
12    P (MIBS6001, MIBS6002, MIBS6003, and MIBS6004) or (IBUS6001 and IBUS6002 with a minimum Credit/65% average) and subject to approval by the MIB Program Director.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Department permission required for enrolment
Int December
Int July
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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ITLS5000
(ii) 12 credit points in compulsory units of study: ITLS5200 and ITLS6001; and
(iii) 12 credit points in elective units.
Foundational unit of study
ITLS5000
Foundations of Supply Chain Management
6    N TPTM6155, 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 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
Compulsory units of study
ITLS5200
Quantitative Logistics & Transport
6    A 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    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ACCT5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective units of study
ITLS6002
Supply Chain Planning Systems
6    C (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and ITLS6001
N TPTM6190
Semester 2
ITLS6003
Contemporary Procurement
6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6400
Semester 1
ITLS6004
Warehouse & Inventory Management
6    C (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and ITLS6001
Semester 2
ITLS6005
Production, Retail & Reverse Logistics
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
N TPTM6210, TPTM6380
Semester 2
ITLS6006
Supply Chain Organisational Management
6    N TPTM6115
Int January
ITLS6007
Disaster Relief Operations
6    N TPTM6390
Int July
ITLS6100
Logistics & Transport Economics
6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6130
Semester 1
ITLS6101
Global Freight Logistics Management
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6440
Int January
Semester 2
ITLS6107
GIS for Transport Supply Chains
6    A 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.
C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6180
Semester 1
ITLS6300
Maritime Management & Logistics
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6200
Semester 1
ITLS6301
Ports Management
6    C ITLS6300 or TPTM6200
Semester 1
ITLS6302
Maritime Case Studies & Simulation
6    C ITLS6301
Semester 2
ITLS6400
Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6160
Semester 2
ITLS6401
Airport Management
6    C ITLS6400 or TPTM6160
Semester 1
ITLS6402
Aviation Case Studies & Simulation
6    C ITLS6400 or TPTM6160
Semester 2
ITLS6500
Decision Making on Mega Projects
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) or INFS5001
Semester 1

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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: MKTG5001;
(ii) a six credit point compulsory unit of study: MKTG6007; and
(iii) 18 credit points in elective units of study.
Foundational unit of study
MKTG5001
Marketing Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Compulsory unit of study
MKTG6007
Consumer Behaviour
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective units of study
CLAW6032
Regulating Innovation and Distribution
6      Semester 1
MKTG6001
Marketing Research Concepts
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
MKTG6003
Marketing Strategy
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1b
Semester 2
MKTG6004
New Product Development
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG6005
Marketing Communications
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1a
MKTG6006
Creative Communications in Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 2a
MKTG6013
International and Global Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG6015
Digital and Social Media Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Int July
MKTG6016
Brand Management
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1
MKTG6020
Business Marketing
6    P MKTG5001
Semester 1a
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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: WORK5003; and
(ii) 24 credit points in elective 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 1
Semester 2
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Semester 1a
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6   

Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6018
International Industrial Relations
6      Semester 1a
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 2a
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Winter Main
WORK6033
Organisational Sustainability
6    N ECOF6110, CLAW6028


Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2b
WORK6117
Managing HR and Knowledge Systems
6      Semester 2
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030, ECOF6040
Semester 1
WORK6119
The Innovative Firm
6      Semester 1a
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 2

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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: INFS5001; and
(ii) 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 unit 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      Semester 1
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 ECMT6510, ECOF5804, ECMT5003, ECOF6070
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 Business Analysis

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
To be awarded a specialisation in Quantitative Business Analysis, students complete 30 credit points, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: QBUS5001; and
(ii) 24 credit points in elective units of study.
Foundational unit of study
QBUS5001
Quantitative Methods for Business
6    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 ECMT6510, ECOF5804, ECMT5003, ECOF6070
Semester 1
QBUS6810
Statistical Learning and Data Mining
6    P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 2
QBUS6820
Business Risk Management
6    P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 2
QBUS6830
Financial Time Series and Forecasting
6    P ECMT5001 or QBUS5001
Semester 1
QBUS6840
Predictive Analytics
6    P QBUS5001 or ECMT5001
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 Business Analysis 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, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points in foundational units of study: FINC5001 and QBUS5001;
(ii) 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    N ECMT5001, QBUS5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
Compulsory units of study
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance
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    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:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: IBUS5002; and
(ii) 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 1
Semester 2
Elective units of study
CLAW6032
Regulating Innovation and Distribution
6      Semester 1
IBUS6011
New Business Opportunities and Startups
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
N WORK6112, IBUS5011
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6012
Business Growth and Innovation
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
IBUS6016
Social Entrepreneurship
6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 1
Summer Late
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6    A IBUS5002 or IBUS5003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 2a
WORK6119
The Innovative Firm
6      Semester 1a

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.

(ii) School of Economics (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ECMT5001;
(ii) 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 ECMT5001
Semester 2
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    P ECMT5001
Semester 1
ECMT6007
Analysis of Panel Data
6    P ECMT5001
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, comprising:
(i) a six credit point foundational unit of study: ECON5001;
(ii) 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 unit of study
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
Elective units of study
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    P ECON5001 or ECOF5806 or ECOF6080
Semester 2
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    P ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    P ECON5001 and ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    P ECON5001 and ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002
Semester 1
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002
Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    P ECON5001 and ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6023
International Trade
6    P ECON5001
Semester 2
ECON6024
Private Equity

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    P ECON5001 or ECOF5806 or ECOF6080
Semester 1
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    P ECON5001 or ECOF5806 or ECOF6080
Semester 1
ECON6027
Experimental Economics
6    P ECON5001
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.

V. 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 ECON5003, ECON5001, ECON5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS5100
Communicating in Business A
  
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS5101
Communicating in Business B
  
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6509
Business Project A
6    N ECOF6509, ECOF6510

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. (Winter session offered by International Business)
Int April
Int August
Int December
Int February
Int January
Int July
Int June
Int March
Int May
Int November
Int October
Int Sept
Semester 1
Semester 2
Winter Main
BUSS6510
Business Project B
6    N ECOF6509, ECOF6510

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit.
Int April
Int August
Int December
Int February
Int January
Int July
Int June
Int March
Int May
Int November
Int October
Int Sept
Semester 1
Semester 2

Industry placement units of study

BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P 8 units with a WAM of 65%
N ECOF6500, ECOF6501, ECOF6502, BUSS6501, 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
Int February
Int July
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6504
Geneva 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

Int July
Semester 2

Dissertation units of study

BUSS7000
Business Dissertation A
12    P 24 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program 12 unit program (72 credit points) with a grade average of at least 80% OR 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program 16 unit program (96 credit points) with a grade average of at least 80%.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS7001
Business Dissertation B
12    P 24 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program 12 unit program (72 credit points) with a grade average of at least 80% OR 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program 16 unit program (96 credit points) with a grade average of at least 80%.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS7002
Business Dissertation
24    P 24 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program 12 unit program (72 credit points) with a grade average of at least 80% OR 48 credit points of prior study in the Master of Commerce program 16 unit program (96 credit points) with a grade average of at least 80%.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

International Exchange Program units of study

This units are only available to students participating in the International Exchange Program.
BUSS6106
International Exchange Program
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Int February
Int January
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6206
International Exchange Program
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Int February
Int January
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6112
International Exchange Program
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Int February
Int January
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6212
International Exchange Program
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Int February
Int January
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6118
International Exchange Program
18   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6218
International Exchange Program
18   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6124
International Exchange Program
24   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6224
International Exchange Program
24   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2