Table S Electives - Business School Descriptions

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Table S Electives - Business School

1000-level units of study

ACCT1006 Accounting and Financial Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 1.5hr lecture and 1x 1.5hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: BUSS1030 or ACCT1005 Prohibitions: ACCT1001 or ACCT1002 or ACCT1003 or ACCT1004 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Assessment: tutorial work and/or assignment (25%), mid-semester examination (25%), final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Accounting and Financial Management is an introduction to financial reporting, and the gateway unit to further study in accounting. This unit builds upon the accounting context, presented in BUSS1030 Accounting, Business and Society, and aims to develop the technical skills to record basic business transactions through accounting systems. In addition to this technical focus, specific attention is given to the way in which the accounting information can be used to undertake financial management and analysis, to give students the ability to produce and interpret financial reports.
BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 2hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: ECMT1010 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or STAT1021 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or MATH1115 Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics or band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2) OR MATH1111 Assessment: quiz 1 (15%), quiz 2 (15%), weekly homework (15%), written assignment (20%), final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
All graduates from the BCom need to be able to use quantitative techniques to analyse business problems. This ability is important in all business disciplines since all disciplines deal with increasing amounts of data, and there are increasing expectations of quantitative skills. This unit shows how to interpret data involving uncertainty and variability; how to model and analyse the relationships within business data; and how to make correct inferences from the data (and recognise incorrect inferences). The unit will include instruction in the use of software tools (primarily spreadsheets) to analyse and present quantitative data.
BUSS1030 Accounting, Business and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 1.5hr lecture and 1x 1.5hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: ACCT1001 or ACCT1002 or ACCT1003 or ACCT1004 or ACCT1005 Assessment: tutorial contribution (10%), assignment (15%), mid-semester examination (25%), final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit investigates the fundamentals of accounting and aims to provide a broad understanding of the role of accounting in the context of business and society. The format of the unit is designed to show that there are many uses of accounting data. The focus moves from accountability to decision making; both functions are explained through examples such as the 'double entry equation', and from an output (financial statements) perspective. Some more technical aspects of accounting are outlined, including the elements of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses within simple, familiar scenarios. Besides developing an understanding of the role of accounting via conventional financial reports, recent developments including the discharge of accountability by companies through the release of corporate social and environmental reports and the global financial crisis, are explored through an accounting lens.
BUSS1040 Economics for Business Decision Making

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: ECON1001 OR ECON1040 Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics or band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2) OR MATH1111 Assessment: written assignment (15%), on-line quizzes (10%), mid-semester exam (20%), and final exam (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Economics underlies all business decisions, from pricing to product development, to negotiations, to understanding the general economic environment. This unit provides an introduction to economic analysis with a particular focus on concepts and applications relevant to business. This unit addresses how individual consumers and firms make decisions and how they interact in markets. It also introduces a framework for understanding and analysing the broader economic and public policy environment in which a business competes. This unit provides a rigorous platform for further study and a major in economics as well as providing valuable tools of analysis that complement a student's general business training, regardless of their area of specialisation.
CLAW1001 Foundations of Business Law

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Two hours of lectures and a one hour tutorial per week Prohibitions: CLAW2214 Assessment: tutorial assessment (10%), mid-semester exam (15%), assignment (25%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The entire fabric of commerce is woven from a complex legal regime, judicial and statutory, which regulates all commercial activity. Every decision in business, and every transaction and relationship is made in the context of this legal regime. The aim of Foundations of Business Law is to introduce the students to the legal framework and regulatory systems which underlie all business activity and to expose them to the legal implications of commercial conduct. This unit of study introduces the Australian legal system and key areas of substantive business law including contracts, torts (in particular negligence and privacy), property and securities, white collar crime, intellectual property, competition and consumer law (in particular advertising, product liability and unfair contracts), business structures and operations, misleading and unconscionable conduct and dispute resolution.
CLAW1003 Company Law

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: CLAW1001 Prohibitions: CLAW2214 or CLAW2201 Assessment: mid-semester exam (20%), assignment (20%), class participation (10%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Companies exist in all parts of business and society. All who wish to participate effectively in a business environment need to understand the general nature and operation of companies. This unit focuses on key company law issues relevant to business. Students learn about the process and effects of incorporation; the roles, rights and responsibilities of directors and members; and the ways in which the activities of companies are regulated. Each of these topics is addressed in an interactive setting, with case studies relating to current business developments forming an integral part of the learning activities in this unit.
IBUS1101 Global Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr lecture/week, 1 x 1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: group assignment (30%), mid-semester exam (20%), tutorial participation (10%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides the foundational knowledge in international business. The focus is on understanding the strategy of firms in the context of increasing globalization of markets and production. Students gain knowledge about multinational enterprises from the developed and developing economies, theories and frameworks explaining foreign direct investment and trade and country and firm level factors that impact global strategy.
IBUS1102 Cross-Cultural Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: IBUS2102 Assessment: research project (20%), mid-semester assessment (30%), in-class quizzes (10%), attendance and participation (5%), summary (5%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode Faculty: Business (Business School)
Critical to effective management in international and multicultural business environments is an understanding of cultural differences and how to manage those differences. This unit provides conceptual frameworks and evidence from practice that develops an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ, how these differences can impact management, and how cultural issues can limit organisational effectiveness. Strategies for managing and harnessing cultural differences are also evaluated. The subject matter is explored from an internal perspective as well as from an external perspective, looking at issues within the company as well as issues between the multinational company and its host environment. Major topics include the significance of culture in international management; the meaning and dimensions of culture; comparative international management styles; managing communication across cultures; global business ethics; cross-cultural negotiations; cross-cultural leadership and motivation; culture and consumer behaviour; and managing cross-cultural conflict.
INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr lab workshop per week Prohibitions: ISYS1003 or INFO1000 Assessment: group work (10%), group project (25%), mid-semester test (25%), and final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode Faculty: Business (Business School)
The Digital Economy, with its focus on information as a key business resource, has changed the way Business Information Systems (BIS) are viewed in organisations. BIS are now seen as enablers of innovation in which people, supported by powerful technology, are considered to be the most important component. This is because problem-solving, innovation and critical thinking skills cannot be outsourced or easily acquired by competitors. This unit is designed to develop your understanding of how businesses operate. It shows how information systems support business operations and management through integration of people, business processes and systems. You will be provided with an introduction to state-of-the art business analysis techniques, frameworks and models to assist in understanding the nature and contribution of BIS in a range of business contexts. With its emphasis on business rather than IT, this unit does not require prior IT-related experience. In this unit you will learn about the increasingly important role of IT in business and acquire valuable business analysis and problem-solving skills.
INFS1020 Digital Work Environments

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1.5 hour workshop Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903 Assessment: mid-semester test (20%), individual assignment (15%), group report (25%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Digital technologies, such as social media, mobile devices, and data analytics, have changed the way we collect and present ideas, communicate, and work together. In this unit students are introduced to various digital work environments and their implications for how work is done. Students learn about how employers recruit graduates online, what it is like to join and work in a modern, digital workplace, and the tensions that arise when traditional, structured workplaces are transformed through digital, flexible, and networked ways of working. Students engage in hands-on activities to acquire skills for how to present themselves effectively and professionally online (personal branding), how to communicate in digital channels in an organisational context (professional communication), how to effectively search for and work with digital information (data literacy), and how to digitally coordinate work in teams.
MKTG1001 Marketing Principles

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Assessment: project (20%), presentation (15%), participation (7%), mid-semester exam (28%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode Faculty: Business (Business School)
Note: The Intensive January and July sessions of this unit are only available to Study Abroad students. All other students should enrol in the Semester 1 and Semester 2 sessions.
This unit examines the relationships among marketing organisations and final consumers in terms of production-distribution channels or value chains. It focuses on consumer responses to various marketing decisions (product mixes, price levels, distribution channels, promotions, etc.) made by private and public organisations to create, develop, defend, and sometimes eliminate, product markets. Emphasis is placed on identifying new ways of satisfying the needs and wants, and creating value for consumers. While this unit is heavily based on theory, practical application of the concepts to "real world" situations is also essential. Specific topics of study include: market segmentation strategies; market planning; product decisions; new product development; branding strategies; channels of distribution; promotion and advertising; pricing strategies; and customer database management.
MKTG1002 Marketing Research

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour lab/tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: tutorial participation (10%); mid-semester exam (25%); group presentation (10%); research proposal (25%); final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Note: For students commencing from 2018 only. For pre-2018 continuing students, this unit cannot be taken in replacement of MKTG2113.
Marketing research is an essential research activity which provides objective, accurate and timely information to entities (e.g. government, businesses and not-for-profit organisations) to help reduce the uncertainty and risk associated with decision-making. This unit introduces students to the preparation and planning work required when initiating a marketing research project. Conducting market research requires a thought process to formulate research questions, and propose a research strategy adhering to best practices that answer the research questions posed. Particular emphasis is given to the initial stages of the market research process involving problem identification, problem contextualisation and conceptualisation, developing a research proposal, conducting exploratory research through secondary data and administering a pilot survey as well as conducting some basic analysis.
QBUS1040 Foundations of Business Analytics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 2hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or STAT1021 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points of MATH 1000-level units which must include MATH1905 Assessment: assignment (30%), mid-semester exam (25%), final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides students with the necessary foundations and skills to undertake second year units in business analytics and successfully complete the Business Analytics major. Theoretical models discussed are motivated by real life business applications and decision problems. The unit provides a grounding in linear algebra (matrix properties) and calculus and applies these methods to regression models with multiple variables. Topics covered include logistic regression, interaction and nonlinear effects. The unit also introduces the key ideas of optimization (particularly for quadratic problems) and shows how optimisation models can be used to make statistical estimates. At the same time as building understanding of the mathematical foundations needed in business analytics, the unit helps students to build programming skills to solve practical problems from the business area. The unit makes use of the modern programming languages such as Python.
WORK1003 Foundations of Work and Employment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online modules, 1x 1 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Assessment: in class test (15%), essay (30%), tutorial participation (10%), tutorial leadership (15%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit draws on concepts from industrial relations and human resource management to examine the interests and strategies of workers, unions, managers, employers and the state. It explores the relationships between these parties as they seek to manage their environments and workplaces and to exercise control over each other. The unit enables students to understand how and why the organisation, regulation and management of work are changing in Australia and globally. As well as providing an introduction to all aspects of the study of the employment relationship, this is the foundation unit for a major in industrial relations and human resource management.
WORK1004 Foundations of Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week Prohibitions: WORK2201 Assessment: practice quiz (5%), main quiz (15%), group presentation and facilitation (15%), individual analysis and reflection (15%), tutorial participation (10%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This is a foundational unit in the Management and IR and HRM subject areas. An introductory overview of management methods and approaches is provided which forms the basis of study for an advanced specialisation in management. The unit examines management as a process of planning, organising, leading and controlling the efforts of organisational members and discusses how recent trends such as globalisation, economic change and the effects of new technology have led to profound changes in how organisations are managed. The unit explores these issues with respect to both large and small, public and private, and domestic and foreign organisations.

2000-level units of study

ACCT2011 Financial Accounting A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture and 1x1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: (ACCT1001 or ACCT1005 or BUSS1030) and (ACCT1002 or ACCT1006) Assessment: tutorial preparation (5%), group assignment (15%), mid-semester examination (30%), final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit examines the accounting and reporting practices of reporting entities, particularly listed public companies. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of, and the ability to critically evaluate, the various regulatory requirements (professional and statutory) governing financial reporting. The unit commences with an overview of the financial reporting environment and theories that seek to explain the accounting policy choices of management. This framework provides a basis for examining a range of specific issues in financial accounting. Emphasis throughout the unit is on both the application of specific accounting techniques/rules and the conceptual/theoretical issues associated with alternative accounting methods.
ACCT2019 Management Accounting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1.5 hour lecture plus 1.5 hour tutorial Prerequisites: (ACCT1001 or ACCT1005 or BUSS1030) and (ACCT1002 or ACCT1006) Prohibitions: ACCT2012 Assessment: in-class assessment (20%); group SAP assignment (30%); final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides students with an introduction to the core knowledge requirements of management/cost accounting; it equips them with basic skills to use an industry-standard accounting system and management accounting information efficiently and effectively. Areas specifically covered include: cost terms and purposes, cost behaviour, cost - volume - profit analysis, cost estimation, basic and alternative product costing methods, detailed study of the mechanics of the budgeting process (master budgets, flexible budgets, standard costing and variance analysis, capital budgeting), decision making using relevant costs/revenues and cost allocation. This unit also exposes students to key topics linking to the value chain framework, management controls, Balanced Scorecards, strategy maps, responsibility accounting, transfer pricing and organisational structures.
BANK2011 Banking and the Financial System

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour lecture, one hour tutorial, weekly Prerequisites: (BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points in MATH units including MATH1905) and (BUSS1040 or ECON1001 or ECON1002) Prohibitions: ECOS2004 Assumed knowledge: FINC2011 Assessment: tutorial exercises (5%); midterm exam (20%); assignment (25%); final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit covers money, commercial banking and central banking and the interactions with the other aspects of the financial system including the financial instruments that facilitate a transfer of resources from savers to investors and the financial markets that allow financial instruments to be traded efficiently. There is a concentration on understanding the financial institutions within the financial system that provide a wide-range of financial services including access to financial markets and the process of financial intermediation. Students are exposed to monetary policy implementation by central banks and the resultant economic impacts both nationally and internationally. Current regulatory settings and government regulatory agencies responsible for these and policy debates are also emphasised.
CLAW2202 Business Failure and Restructuring

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: CLAW2201 or CLAW1003 or CLAW2214 Assessment: class participation (15%), class test (25%), presentation (25%), presentation questions (15%), final exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Financial difficulty is an ever present reality for individuals and businesses. This unit addresses corporate insolvency and the bankruptcy of individuals and their consequences, and legal and commercial strategies for financial rehabilitation. The focus of the unit is corporate insolvency and the forms of external administration (receivership, voluntary administration, deeds of company arrangement, schemes of arrangements and winding up) designed to either rescue the corporation or, if this is not possible, to provide a fair and orderly process for dealing with its property. Particular emphasis is given to rescue and reconstruction under voluntary administration. Director's duties in the insolvency context, and corporate group and cross-border insolvency, are also discussed.
CLAW2203 Regulation of Securities Markets

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three hours of classes per week, which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: CLAW2201 or CLAW1003 or CLAW2214 Assessment: class participation (10%), presentation (5%), group paper (10%), research paper (35%), mid-semester exam (20%), final exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
As securities markets become increasingly sophisticated, understanding the manner in which they are regulated is essential. This unit examines the regulation of securities markets and the legal and industry controls governing their operation. Detailed consideration is given to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's powers and responsibilities, including the areas of: financial service providers, short selling, insider trading and other market misconduct, market integrity, corporate governance, disclosure and proposals to reform the regulatory environment. The roles of other institutions such as the Australian Securities Exchange and the status and enforcement of its listing rules are explored. Current issues in the international regulation of securities markets are also addressed.
CLAW2205 Competition and Consumer Law

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: CLAW1001 or CLAW2214 Assessment: individual research assignment (30%), team research assignment (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Competition and consumer law impacts on everyone and on every business. This unit examines provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cwth) that regulate a range of business activities, including, dealings between businesses and with consumers, pricing, advertising and unfair practices. The focus will be on current enforcement priorities of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and topics covered will include: cartel conduct, misuse of market power, vertical restraints on competition, anti-competitive acquisitions and key aspects of Australian consumer law including: product safety, consumer guarantees, unfair contract terms, unconscionable conduct and misleading or deceptive conduct. Students will analyse legal and business issues involving competition and consumer law arising from given fact situations and real-world contexts to increase awareness of legal risk situations in business and understanding of how these risks may be managed.
CLAW2207 Business, Ethics and the Law

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three hours of classes per week, which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: CLAW1001 or CLAW2214 Assessment: class participation (10%), presentation (5%), group paper (10%), research paper (35%), mid-semester exam (20%), final exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Australian businesses operate in a complex regulatory environment that imposes legal obligations on business conduct. Society is increasingly demanding ethical and social responsibility from business, its managers and their professional advisers. This unit analyses the relationship between business, ethics and the law. This unit applies ethical philosophies to case studies in order to explore the types of decisions made by professionals and business managers. The unit examines the professional and legal obligations of accountants, auditors and lawyers and the interaction of these professionals with company officers. The unit aims to assist students to understand and apply ethics to their professional life and to governance in business.
CLAW2208 Business Regulation, Risk and Compliance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three hours of classes per week, which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: 24 credit points of study Assessment: engagement and participation (10%), research assignment (40%), presentation (25%), in-class test (10%), in-class test (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Over recent years there has been a dramatic rise in the volume and reach of regulation in response to a variety of social, environmental and economic issues. Much of this regulation impacts on business, and its management who are, increasingly, personally liable. This unit has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the overall regulatory infrastructure which impacts on all faculty disciplines. Business Regulation, Risk and Compliance addresses self-regulation as an alternative to regulation by law; the regulatory process and the scope for business to influence regulatory initiatives; the alternative regulatory instruments; the executive arm of government - the bureaucracy - and the avenues for challenging administrative decisions; the investigative and enforcement powers of the major regulatory agencies - ACCC, ATO and ASIC; personal and corporate liability for regulatory breach; indemnification; whistleblowing and whistle-blower protection: regulatory compliance with special reference to Australian Standard AS3806-2006 on Compliance Standards and the strategies which facilitate legal action including class actions and litigation funding as well as the major alternatives to litigation including arbitration and alternative dispute resolution with particular emphasis on mediation.
CLAW2209 Intellectual Property for Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three hours of classes per week, which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: 24 credit points of study Assessment: class participation (10%), case study (15%), presentation (25%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Innovation is a key driver of business. This unit addresses the intellectual property regime - the statutory and common law mechanisms that recognise and protect creative effort and proprietary knowledge and reward innovation. The intellectual property rights available under the law are discussed but the focus is on the commercial implications of the IP regime. This unit covers not only the protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights [IPRs] but also their commercialisation and the management. The unit outlines the key IPRs granted by the statutory IP regimes - trademarks, copyright, designs and patents - as well as the common law protection of confidential information and trade secrets. The protection of trade designations, branding and character merchandising through the statutory misleading or deceptive conduct action is also covered as is the protection of business goodwill through restraint of trade covenants. The ownership of IP, its protection internationally and its commercialisation through licensing and technology transfers are also discussed.
CLAW2211 Commercial Practice in China

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three hours of classes per week, which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops. Prerequisites: 24 credit points of study Assessment: mid-semester exam (25%), group presentation (15%), proposal of research paper (10%), research paper (40%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
China is currently the second biggest economy in the world and is Australia's most important trading partner. Australian businesses are increasingly engaging with China. This Unit of Study addresses the frequently asked questions of what underpins commercial practice in China and how to do business with China. It explores China's unique business environment, which has resulted from its culture, history and demography, and examines the business regulations, tax system, and the administrative and compliance issues businesses will face when carrying on business with China. The Unit first outlines the Chinese business environment in terms of culture, history, economics, demography, and government administration. It then provides students with an understanding of the legal environment that businesses will face in China. Through a hypothetical case study, different aspects of commercial practice in China such as contract, entity structure, mergers and acquisition, property and intellectual property rights, the tax system, different tax types and associated international issues, and social insurance are analysed.
CLAW2212 Franchising

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: 24 credit points of study Assessment: engagement and participation (10%), in-class test (10%), in-class test (15%), presentation (25%), research assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Franchising is an increasingly popular business model in Australia and internationally which offers an effective strategy for expanding an existing business or entering an industry. It is rapidly becoming the dominating force in the distribution of goods and services. This unit examines the nature, development and operation of franchising and its growing influence in Australia and overseas. It addresses key legal and commercial issues in establishing, structuring and managing franchise systems as well as legal and commercial issues arising in the course of the continuing business relationship. Particular emphasis is placed on franchising development in the ASEAN countries.
CLAW2213 Legal Regulation of Int'l Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: 24 credit points of study Assessment: presentation (20%), mid-semester test (40%), research paper (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The global architecture of international trade and business sets the parameters within which countries and businesses interact with each other across borders. All those involved in trade or investment activities that may result in cross border transactions should be aware of the regulatory dimensions of that global system. The system informs trade and investment policy as well as the regulation of particular business transactions. This can lead to new markets or limit certain business activities. It can result in new regulation and laws and provides avenues to resolve disputes between countries and businesses and between businesses and businesses. The international regulatory system has different dimensions. These can be described as the multilateral system; bilateral agreements and trading blocs; conventions governing transactions; international regulatory bodies and self regulatory bodies. This unit will introduce students to aspects of this international system. Students will explore institutions and instruments of the system and how they fit together. There will be opportunities for students to examine how this impacts on regulatory policy and current negotiations.
FINC2011 Corporate Finance I

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: (BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points in MATH units including MATH1905) and (BUSS1040 or ECON1001 or ECON1002) Assumed knowledge: BUSS1030 Assessment: Mid-semester exam (20%), major assignment (30%) and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts in corporate finance and their application to (1) valuation of risky assets including stocks, bonds and entire corporations, (2) pricing of equity securities, and (3) corporate financial policy decisions including dividend, capital structure and risk management policies. Emphasis is placed on the application of the material studied and current practices in each of the topic areas.
FINC2012 Corporate Finance II

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2011 Assessment: mid-term exam (25%), assignments (25%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit builds on FINC2011 Corporate Finance I, by extending basic concepts in corporate financing, investing and risk management. The unit presents current theories of corporate financing and their practical application in corporate investment and capital budgeting. The unit also examines securities and securities markets with an emphasis on pricing, investment characteristics and their use by corporations to manage risk. The securities examined include: bonds and related fixed income products; futures and options. The goal of the unit is to broaden students' knowledge of corporate finance in preparation for further study in finance in 300 level courses.
IBUS2020 Chinese Economy and Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial. Assessment: research assignment (30%), mid-semester assignment (20%), participation (10%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides an overview of the economic foundations of China's global business expansion and examines the core facets of China's economic and business system, including China's market transition, the role of government, the rural and urban economy, labour markets, the financial system, the knowledge based economy, international trade and investment and questions of sustainability. The unit is designed for students interested in gaining a basic understanding of modern China business as well as a wide range of challenges in doing business in/with China in today's global environment.
IBUS2101 International Business Strategy

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr workshop per week. Assessment: mid-term exam (20%), tutorial participation (10%), consulting project (20%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit of study aim to understand how multinational enterprises strategize and operate in global competition. Major topics include the International Business Environment (e.g. the differences in economic, political, legal, and cultural environments); International Business Strategy (e.g. International expansion strategy, entry mode choices, cross-border strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions); and International Business Management (e.g. design, structure and control of international operations; and foreign subsidiary management). The emphasis of the unit is on the application of contextual knowledge about international business and strategic management theories as tailored to the Asia Pacific, to analyse and make decisions faced by companies operating in the Asia Pacific region.
IBUS2103 International Risk Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr workshop per week Prerequisites: IBUS1102 or IBUS2102 Prohibitions: IBUS3102 Assessment: risk analysis 1 (20%), risk analysis 2 (30%), risk management proposal (20%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit introduces students to the nature of risk management, particularly the identification and analysis of risk and the consequences for international business actors. Emphasis is placed on surveying some of the environments that can potentially generate risk for global companies, identifying how these risks can impact various aspects of market composition and market participation, and analyzing the impacts of these risks on profitability and firm viability. The business environments surveyed include the international financial system, government and regulation of business activity, compliance risk, corporate social responsibility and activism, as well as issues associated with country and political risk.
IBUS2104 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1.5hr lecture and 1 x 1.5hr tutorial/lab class per week Prerequisites: completion of at least 48 credit points Assessment: take home assessment (25%), individual report (20%), mid-semester exam (25%), presentation (15%), business plan (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
In order to be a successful entrepreneur, it is necessary to have knowledge of several fundamental business processes. The most effective way to master the critical skills and concepts of entrepreneurship is by developing a pitch and a business plan which simulates, as much as possible, the real world processes of starting a business. In this unit, students learn how to investigate customer needs and markets to generate an innovative idea for a start-up. Students also participate in the realistic simulation of the creation of a start-up from the best student-submitted ideas, and develop these ideas into a business model. All students join a team that remains together for the duration of the unit, creating and pitching sections of a business plan as well drafting the final version. This unit brings together skills acquired across other disciplines of study and requires active participation.
INFS2010 People, Information and Knowledge

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903 Assessment: group project report (30%); group project presentation (10%); individual assignment (10%); final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
To compete effectively in today's knowledge economy businesses are required to systematically manage their information and knowledge resources. In this unit you will develop an understanding of the main issues businesses face when they develop and implement knowledge management initiatives. You will be introduced to the tools and systems that enable businesses to acquire, store, distribute, analyse, and leverage information and knowledge resources. By focusing on the theoretical and practical principles that link people, information, and organisations, this unit will help you understand the processes of generating, communicating, and using knowledge in businesses, and the way these can be integrated with business strategy and information technology. Assumed knowledge for this unit is INFS1000 or equivalent.
INFS2020 Business Process Modelling and Improvement

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3 hr seminar per week Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903 Assessment: individual assignment (25%), group project (25%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides you with an in depth understanding of the role of business process management (BPM) and process architectures in a business environment. You will gain essential skills of the entire BPM lifecycle, from process identification to process monitoring, including process modelling, analysis, redesign and automation required to achieve high performing business processes in a service oriented business environment. In this unit, you will attain considerable hands-on skills with BPM tools, by documenting, analysing, and simulating current and improved processes. Assumed knowledge for this unit is INFS1000 or equivalent.
INFS2030 Digital Business Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903 Assessment: individual project proposal (10%), group project report (35%), group project presentation (5%), mid-term exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit will provide you with a detailed overview of the concepts and models used in doing business digitally via the Internet. These concepts and models will enable you to evaluate, synthesise and implement Internet-enabled business models. The unit will provide the critical link between the firm's performance and modern Internet technologies, such as e-Commerce platforms, Social Media and Social Networking. Emphasis will be put on the utilisation of Internet technologies to enable new forms of digital business, rather than on the technologies themselves. Assumed knowledge for this unit is INFS1000 or equivalent.
INFS2040 Project Management Foundations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prohibitions: INFO3402 or ENGG1850 Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903 Assessment: group assignment (30%), mid-term exam (20%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Projects are a common way of managing organisational transformation and change, the development of new products and the implementation of Information Technology (IT) in business. Information Systems (IS) business analysts will work in projects and need an understanding of both project management and the project environment. This unit will introduce you to the end-to-end project management lifecycle as described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). You will learn how to successfully manage projects from initiation through execution to completion. The focus of this unit will be on the management, execution, and coordination of project activities. To this end you will learn hands-on project management techniques and gain first hand experience with a modern online project management platform, including an introduction to agile project management methodologies.
INFS2050 Data Governance and Technology Assurance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3hr seminar per week Prohibitions: INFS3010 or INFS3030 Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903 Assessment: individual assignment (20%), group project (30%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Data governance is a major imperative for organisations in effectively managing, using, protecting and leveraging their critical data assets. This unit introduces students to key concepts, processes, technologies and stakeholders related to the design and implementation of a data governance program. The unit takes an interdisciplinary and multi-level approach that examines standards, frameworks and methodologies for managing data quality, protecting critical and sensitive information, supporting business analytics and meeting compliance obligations. In examining different stages of the data lifecycle, students also learn about legal, professional and ethical responsibilities, policy implications, required skill sets and accountabilities.
MKTG2112 Consumer Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: participation and engagement (15%), mid-semester exam (20%), assignment (20%), presentation (15%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit examines the psychological, social, and cultural aspects of consumer behaviour on the marketing decisions of public and private organisations. Concepts and principles are drawn from disciplines such as cognitive psychology, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, and demography to discover and understand various aspects of consumer behaviour. Specific topics of study include: cultural, demographic and psychographic influences; reference group influences; household decision processes and consumption behaviour; consumer perception and learning; motivation, personality and emotion; consumer attitudes; and purchase decision processes.
MKTG2113 Marketing Insights

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 and MKTG1002 Assessment: tutorial participation (10%), mid-semester exam (20%), presentation (10%), research report (30%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Fundamental to marketing is a requirement to understand the environment and how to establish an on-going connection with customers in order to meet ever-changing needs and wants more effectively. Marketing insights address such dynamism and interplay in the marketplace by engaging in applied research to generate insights and conveying them in a meaningful and useful way to aid marketing decisions. This unit equips students with the practical knowledge and technical skills necessary to see through the entire research process involving project planning, collecting and analysing data, and generating insights. Particular focus is given to the use of different qualitative and quantitative research strategies for data collection, including: secondary data collection, observation and projective techniques, questionnaire design, and experimental design.
QBUS2310 Management Science

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: Students commencing from 2018: QBUS1040; Pre-2018 commencing students: BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or STAT1021 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points of MATH units which must include MATH1905. Prohibitions: ECMT2620 Assessment: assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (15%), mid-term exam (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The ability to understand and mathematically formulate decision problems is a fundamental skill for managers in any organisation. This unit focuses on basic management science modelling techniques used in capacity planning, production management, and resource allocation. Students learn to approach complex real life problems, formulate appropriate models and offer solution procedures to ensure an optimal use of resources. Methods include linear programming, integer programming, quadratic programming, and dynamic programming.
QBUS2810 Statistical Modelling for Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: Students commencing from 2018: QBUS1040; Pre-2018 continuing students: BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or STAT1021 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points of MATH units which must include MATH1905. Prohibitions: ECMT2110 Assumed knowledge: This unit relies on mathematical knowledge at the level of the Maths in Business program, including calculus and matrix algebra. Students who do not meet this requirement are strongly encouraged to acquire the needed mathematical skills prior to enrolling in this unit. Assessment: individual assignment 1 (5%); individual assignment 2 (10%); individual assignment 3 (5%); group project (25%); mid-semester exam (20%); final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Statistical analysis of quantitative data is a fundamental aspect of modern business. The pervasiveness of information technology in all aspects of business means that managers are able to use very large and rich data sets. This unit covers a range of methods to model and analyse the relationships in such data, extending the introductory methods in BUSS1020. The methods are useful for detecting, analysing and making inferences about patterns and relationships within the data so as to support business decisions. This unit offers an insight into the main statistical methodologies for modelling the relationships in both discrete and continuous business data. This provides the information requirements for a range of specific tasks that are required, e.g. in financial asset valuation and risk measurement, market research, demand and sales forecasting and financial analysis, among others. The unit emphasises real empirical applications in business, finance, accounting and marketing, using modern software tools.
QBUS2820 Predictive Analytics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: QBUS2810 or ECMT2110 or DATA2002 Assumed knowledge: This unit assumes mathematical knowledge at the level of the Maths in Business program (including calculus and matrix algebra) and basic computer programming skills at the level of QBUS2810. Assessment: assignment 1 (20%), assignment 2 (20%), mid-term exam (20%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Predictive analytics are a set of tools to enable managers to exploit the patterns found in transactional and historical data. For example major retailers invest in predictive analytics to understand, not just consumers' decisions and preferences, but also their personal habits, so as to more efficiently market to them. This unit introduces different techniques of data analysis and modelling that can be applied to traditional and non-traditional problems in a wide range of areas including stock forecasting, fund analysis, asset allocation, equity and fixed income option pricing, consumer products, as well as consumer behaviour modelling (credit, fraud, marketing). The forecasting techniques covered in this unit are useful for preparing individual business forecasts and long-range plans. The unit takes a practical approach with many up-to-date datasets used for demonstration in class and in the assignments.
WORK2203 IR Policy and Processes

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 24 credit points of Junior units of study including (WORK1003 or WORK1002) Assessment: class participation (10%), tutorial presentation/facilitation (20%), essay/report (40%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The aim of this unit of study is to provide an understanding of the institutions and processes engaged in the regulation of work and labour markets. At times of intense change and debate such as today, it becomes all the more important to develop understandings of industrial relations policy which are intellectually rigorous; that is, which are evidence-based, theoretically-explicit and historically-informed. This unit is framed by these considerations. Particular topics may include: the development of policy; the nature of regulation; state and federal government policies; arguments for change; the influence of lobby groups; employer and union strategy; work-family debates and policies; the working of tribunals and courts; dispute settling procedures; the development of wage determination; the outcomes and implications of policy change.
WORK2205 HR Strategies and Processes

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: 24 credit points of Junior units of study including (WORK1003 or WORK1002) Assessment: multiple choice exam (10%), tutorial activities (20%), research essay (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Building on the foundational coverage of Human Resource Management (HRM) issues and concepts provided in WORK1003, this unit provides a more focused understanding of key HRM concepts, processes, strategies and practices. The unit covers the way HR concepts, such as the employee psychological contract, might shape HR strategies and practices and highlights the interplay between the strategic approaches to HR and the practices of HR including talent attraction and selection; talent retention and development; managing performance and rewards; diversity and inclusion strategies, workplace health and well being to name a few. It concludes with an investigation of how the HRM system can be effectively evaluated to capture the long term sustainability of the HR processes and strategies adopted.
WORK2210 Strategic Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures and 1x 1hr lab time Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Assessment: case simulation (40%), case study report (25%), final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit explores how strategy is formulated, implemented and evaluated. Strategic management concepts, frameworks and tools are applied to organizational case studies. Current debates in strategic management are evaluated for their relevance to strategists in a range of organizational contexts.
WORK2218 Managing Organisational Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 24 Junior credit points Assessment: individual assignement (20%); group report (20%); group presentation (20%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit aims to give students the ability to understand how organisations operate. As an introductory organisational behaviour unit, it covers key debates across a range of social science disciplines including business, management, psychology, sociology, and communication studies. Key topics explored include power, control, networks, and organisational culture.

3000-level units of study

ACCT3011 Financial Accounting B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: ACCT2011 Assessment: Mid-semester examination (30%), group presentations (10%), individual assignment (10%), and final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit introduces students to accounting for investments in entities that are controlled, significantly influenced, or jointly controlled by the investor. The unit starts by assessing whether an investment should be consolidated, the process of consolidation, the preparation of consolidated financial statements for corporate groups, including the treatment of goodwill, intra-group transactions and non-controlling interests. Other aspects of group accounting, such as equity accounting, segment disclosures, related party disclosures, and foreign currency translation are investigated. A critical analysis of group accounting is then undertaken, including a consideration of the outcomes of related processes, and the impacts on users. The unit also critically evaluates current issues in accounting regulation and practice, and the politics of standard-setting process. Accounting issues regarding financial instruments are further developed focusing on hedge accounting as a special case. Finally, voluntary disclosures for social and environmental reporting are considered. This unit aims to further develop students' written communication skills and critical and analytic skills within the context of corporate group activities.
ACCT3013 Financial Statement Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: ACCT2011 Assessment: group case study (15%), tutorial participation (10%), mid semester examination (25%), final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Although the appropriate 'form' of financial analysis depends largely on the specific context (e.g. equity investment, credit extension, analysis of supplier/customer health, competitor analysis, regulatory overview or intervention, valuation for takeover/restructuring), many of the techniques of financial analysis are common to each. A primary purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of these techniques, as well as the inherent difficulties in their application. Specific issues addressed include the analysis of business performance and disclosure, the analysis of earnings quality, cash flow assessment, credit worthiness and accounting-based valuation methods.
ACCT3015 Data Analytics for Accounting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1.5 hour lecture x 1, plus 1.5 hour tutorial x 1 Prerequisites: ACCT2011 and ACCT2012 Assumed knowledge: Completion of INFS3110 is desireable Assessment: case study (30%); mid-semester examination (20%); final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides an overview of data analytics for accounting. Traditional accounting techniques and practices were developed in the industrial era (a low information environment) and have changed very little since. Financial reports tend to be historical and financial in nature, heavily aggregated, static and paper based. This unit considers how the mega-trend of 'Big Data', artificial intelligence and robotics is impacting and shaping current accounting, financial reporting and auditing practices and their likely impact on future practices. This UoS also explores how Big Data and artificial intelligence is currently used in accounting practice; and the potential of these techniques to shape future practices in specific areas such as accounting measurement and forecasting, audit sampling and the timing and frequency of reporting (as examples). The unit also introduces students to current accounting research in the field of Big Data and artificial intelligence.
ACCT3016 Sustainability Accounting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: one 3 hour workshop that integrates part formal delivery and promotes critical thinking and problem solving Prerequisites: ACCT2011 and ACCT2012 Assumed knowledge: Completion of the stated prerequisites will be sufficient for students to perform at the expected academic level for a 3000 level UoS Assessment: individual research focus (30%); group research assignment and presentation (20%); final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit explores the theory and practice of organisational sustainability, focusing specifically on the role of accounting techniques and accountants. Statements from an organisation that it is addressing 'sustainability' potentially reflects a diversity of concerns, initiatives, and impacts. Organisational sustainability may include initiatives focused on climate change, carbon pollution, water, waste, rethinking the product-base, along with initiatives potentially targeted to employees, customers, investors and/or the broader community. Consideration is initially given to what sustainability can mean within both private, public and third sector organisations, specifically framed within the context of accounting. As such, the unit reviews issues such as sustainability reporting, management control and accounting of sustainability related impacts, assurance of sustainability reporting, and investor analysis. The unit engages closely with published academic research, considering the theory of sustainability accounting, and contrasting to empirical insights into realities and challenges in practice. In so doing, the unit encourages a critical lens to explore questions including how management accounting tools enhance control, and more fundamentally, how can or should organisations and accounting contribute to a more sustainable planet.
ACCT3020 Advanced Issues in Management Accounting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: lecture 1.5 hours x 1 and tutorial 1.5 hours x 1 Prerequisites: ACCT2012 and ACCT2011 Prohibitions: ACCT3012 Assumed knowledge: Students are assumed to have competency with the basic tools, techniques and methods of cost and management accounting and an ability to analyse non-directed, comprehensive business/accounting problems. Assessment: individual presentation (10%); individual critique (10%); group research paper (20%); mid-semester examination (20%); final examination (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit examines the role of management accounting practices and the use of management controls in organisations. Students learn how management accounting practices and control tools contribute to a variety of firm and strategic objectives. This includes developing an understanding of how such practices and controls are used differently by various groups within an organisation - sometimes at the detriment of said goals. Drawing from interdisciplinary streams of research, students gain insights from research conducted through a range of methods to expand their understanding of the three main components of any management accounting - measurement, incentivisation and communication. This unit is intended for students who are interested in the behavioural implications of accounting use and who favour analytical and critical approaches to solving organisational problems.
ACCT3031 International Corporate Governance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3hr workshop per week Prerequisites: ACCT2011 Assessment: assignments (35%), quiz (15%), final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit examines the evolving view of corporate governance from an international perspective, with reference to Australian principles. Corporate governance from a narrow view is concerned with how a corporation is controlled, to the establishment of sets of arrangements affecting the conduct of an organisation and its relationship with stakeholders. Specific issues examined in this unit include the legal framework; control and culture of the modern corporation; operations of a Board; role of board sub-committees; Boards and the development or endorsement of strategies; measuring and rewarding performance; corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure; corporate governance and the audit process; governance within the global financial crisis.
BANK3011 Bank Financial Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: a two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial each week during semester. Prerequisites: BANK2011 or ECOS2004 or FINC2011 Prohibitions: FINC3018 Assessment: mid-semester exam (25%); individual assignment (30%); final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The objective of the unit is to expose students to the management of financial risks in banks. The unit examines how financial markets impact on the management of commercial banks and the risks they are exposed to, together with the techniques and approaches used in the measurement and management of these risks. Topics covered include the theory and practice of banking from a financial management perspective, interest rate and foreign exchange market risks, credit risk, liquidity risk, financial management, interest rate and credit derivatives, investment and loan management strategies and portfolio modelling, liability and deposit management, performance analysis, and industry developments.
BANK3012 Bank Supervision

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: BANK2011 or ECOS2004 or FINC2011 Assumed knowledge: BANK3011 Assessment: mid-semester exam (30%); tutorial exercises (10%); group project (20%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides undergraduate students with knowledge and a greater understanding of the central issues and principles underpinning recent developments in the global regulation and supervision of banking/financial institutions. The concept of financial stability as the goal of public policy and the rationale for prudential regulation and supervision of banks is discussed first. Students are then exposed to a range of concepts and issues pertaining to the measurement, management and prudential regulation of key risks in banking (i.e. market risk, credit risk, operational risk, liquidity risk). Other elements in the unit entail discussion and examination of issues relating to the concept of capital adequacy and risk-based capital ratios with particular reference to Basel Capital Accords; the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision; different national approaches to regulation and supervision of banks; government financial safety nets (i.e.'Lender of Last Resort' and depositor protection schemes); post-crisis structural banking reform proposals.
BANK3013 International Banking Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 hours lectures will be composed of 2 hours lecture, one hour workshop for some weeks and for others 3 hours of lectures Prerequisites: BANK2011 or ECOS2004 or FINC2011 Assessment: mid-term exam (35%); final exam (35%); research project (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit covers various theoretical and applied issues for the international financial markets in which international banks operate in. Topics covered include theories of international banking; internationalisation of banking - US, Japan and Chinese experience; competitiveness strategies; international banking and debt crises; Euro currency markets; financial secrecy and money laundering; and the role of foreign banks in emerging markets.
BANK3014 Private and Investment Banking

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: a two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial each week during semester Prerequisites: BANK2011 or ECOS2004 or FINC2011 Assumed knowledge: BANK3011 Assessment: mid-semester exam (25%); group assignment (30%); final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The central objective of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of the activities of private and investment banks, the regulation of these industries and the developments and challenges facing them. The unit examines private banking from the perspective of clients, services and the business model employed. Investment banking activities examined include investment banking financing activities, advisory services, trading and asset management. Topics covered include: the theory and practice of private and investment banking and their roles within the financial systems of modern economies, M and A advisory, corporate restructuring, syndicated lending, underwriting, securitization, private banking, trading in debt, foreign exchange and equity markets, asset management and the implications of regulatory and other industry developments.
CLAW3201 Australian Taxation System

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Two hours of lectures and a one hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: CLAW1003 or CLAW2201 or CLAW2214 Assessment: tutorial papers (20%); tutorial participation (10%); mid-semester test (20%); final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit is an introduction to Australia's taxation law. It commences with an overview of the Australian tax system, discusses contemporary tax issues and then deals with specific topics, including: the basis of liability to Australian income tax, concepts of residence and source of income, concepts of ordinary and statutory income (including capital gains tax), tax accounting, taxation of fringe benefits, and allowable deductions. It concludes with a study of the general anti-avoidance sections. The taxation of companies, partnerships and trusts, and international taxation are studied in depth in CLAW3202 which, together with this unit, is a solid basis to prepare students for an important aspect of professional accounting practice.
CLAW3202 Tax Strategies for Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three hours of classes per week, which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: CLAW3201 Assessment: tutorial assessments (30%), group project (30%), final examination (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit builds on CLAW3201 and deals with taxation issues in a business environment, including taxation of companies and corporate groups, taxation of partnerships and trusts, taxation of shareholders including dividend imputation tax, capital gains tax application to shares and other interests in companies, capital allowance and treatment of intellectual property. This unit also covers taxation issues of international business and investment, including taxation of cross-border transactions of both residents and non-residents, taxation of multinational corporations, tax treaties, transfer pricing and international tax avoidance. The unit emphasises the practical applications of the tax law on businesses and investment. Together with CLAW3201, this unit is a solid basis to prepare students for an important aspect of professional accounting practice.
CLAW3206 Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: CLAW1003 or CLAW2201 or CLAW2214 Assessment: Case note presentation (10%), executive report (20%), group presentation (20%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers are increasingly important strategies for Australian companies which raise significant legal issues. This unit aims to give students a sound understanding of the legal issues involved in mergers and acquisitions from both corporations law and competition law perspectives and their impact on commercial strategies. Competition issues under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) as well as corporate governance issues under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) are explored. Bid planning (including tactics involved in initiating a takeover bid and defensive strategies and tactics), directors duties, prohibited market conduct and the role of ASIC and the Takeovers Panel are also covered. This unit also considers mergers using schemes of arrangement.
CLAW3207 Legal Regulation of Employment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: 24 credit points of study; including CLAW1001 or CLAW2214 Assessment: participation and engagement (10%), discussion forum (10%), research paper (30%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The regulation of employment affects every business enterprise. Compliance with the laws impacting on employment is a vital component of business management. The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the legal and regulatory frameworks that underlie all employment practices (employee management, treatment and performance, as well as hiring and dismissals). The unit is designed to develop students' awareness of regulatory compliance issues that arise from employment practices and is taught in the context of the challenges faced by modern businesses in managing employees. The unit focuses on key areas of substantive employment regulation including Anti-Discrimination Law, termination of employment, freedom of association, and employment privacy. Discussion topics include: indirect discrimination, workplace harassment (including sexual harassment), bullying, and unfair dismissal; as well as various sports and entertainment case-studies. International employment law standards, public sector employment, and employment ethics, are also addressed.
CLAW3208 Corporate Crime and Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops Prerequisites: CLAW1003 or CLAW2201 or CLAW2214 Assessment: assignment (25%), presentation (15%), participation and engagement (10%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Corporate crime is a global problem and has a significant effect on companies and participants in business. It can result in direct financial losses; the imposition of regulation, scrutiny and compliance obligations; as well as indirect industry and reputational damage. Accordingly, all managers benefit from an understanding of corporate crime and its impacts. Corporate crimes are: crimes committed against companies (often by their own employees or managers); crimes committed by companies against others (including members of the public, the environment, creditors, investors and competing companies); and "white collar" crimes undertaken within companies by senior executives and managers for their own benefit. All three forms of corporate crime will be studied in this unit. Students will also explore the manner in which companies can be criminally liable, as well as regulatory approaches to the prevention, detection and prosecution of corporate crime. Particular corporate crimes such insider trading will be considered in detail, and case studies of high profile examples of corporate crime will be a significant focus in this unit.
CLAW3209 The Environment, Law and Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: interactive 3-hour seminars involving lectures, student presentations and critiques, and class discussions. Assessment: class discussion leading on seminal reading (10%); in-class test (20%); research project proposal presentation (10%); critique (10%); individual research project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The relationship between the natural environment and business practice is deep and complex, and a multiplicity of regulatory initiatives have been employed in an attempt to manage and influence their interaction. This unit of study aims to demystify environmental regulation as far as it is relevant to the running of a business. It begins with an analysis of the contemporary institutional framework surrounding the interaction between business and the environment with particular reference to the historical conditions which have given rise to it, before introducing major stakeholders in the development of environmental and business regulation (including nation states, international organisations and other non-state actors) and their respective roles. The unit then discusses international environmental regulation and situates Australian regulation within it in order to explain its impact on Australian businesses. The effectiveness of different regulatory styles in this area is assessed together with the argument that business can and should take ownership of problematic elements of their interactions with the natural environment. Different strategies developed to 'manage' a business' relationship with the environment and issues surrounding liability for environmental damage are also considered.
CLAW3210 Banking and Financial Law

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: CLAW2204 Assessment: mid-semester exam (25%), case study / research (25%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Banks and financial institutions are central to the stability, efficiency and wealth of modern economies and businesses. This unit focuses on the impact of national and international financial regulation on banking contracts, bank secrecy, money laundering and fraud. Students become familiar with legal risks in commercial and investment banking, by examining the complex relationships and legal duties of the various parties engaged in modern finance. Topics covered include electronic banking, international trade finance and securitisation. The unit assists students to understand how the law is applied in practice through the use of case studies. Special emphasis is placed on how banking disputes may be resolved.
FINC3011 International Financial Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2012 Assessment: 2x semester tests each (20%), tutorial participation (10%) and a final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Markets are increasingly globalised. There are very few businesses or industries that are not required to deal with issues such as foreign currency, foreign competition and direct investment. This unit is designed to allow students to extend their understanding of basic principles in finance to an international environment. Globalisation of markets introduces risks but also opens up profitable opportunities. Topics covered include: foreign currency valuation and markets; international parity conditions; measuring and managing foreign exposure; international portfolio management; capital budgeting and foreign direct investment; international tax management and international financing strategy.
FINC3012 Derivative Securities

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2012 Assessment: group assignment (20%), mid-semester test (30%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Note: Knowledge of calculus, regression, probability theory and random distributions are helpful for this subject
Options, futures and swaps are derivatives of underlying securities such as commodities, equities and bonds. These types of securities are increasingly used to manage risk exposure and as a relatively low-cost-way of taking a position in a security or portfolio. They are also being used as part of senior management compensation as a way of attempting to align the interests of shareholders with that of management. This unit is designed to provide an introduction to this important area of finance without requiring too high a level of mathematical sophistication. However, strong quantitative skills are an advantage in this subject.
FINC3013 Mergers and Acquisitions

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week; Additional workshops as required. Prerequisites: FINC2012 Assumed knowledge: Calculation of free cash flows, trading multiples, discounted cash flow valuation methodology, valuation sensitivities, regression analysis. Assessment: mid-semester (20%), assignment (30%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Mergers and acquisitions are a fundamental component of the corporate landscape. Students enrolling in this unit will study the economic and strategic drivers of corporate restructuring activity and their use in the design and analysis of restructuring transactions; evaluate the outcomes from restructuring transactions, both the theory based explanations and the empirical tests of the theories; learn to identify and value synergies in a restructuring transaction using several valuation methods; develop a detailed understanding of the design and economic impacts of deal structures used to effect corporate restructuring transactions; and analyse the process of merger arbitrage and its contribution to the outcome of restructuring transactions. This unit will, where possible, integrate learning outcomes in an academic and applied context, and develop an appreciation of the regulatory environment for restructuring transactions and the impact of these regulations on the process and outcomes of restructuring transactions.
FINC3014 Trading and Dealing in Security Markets

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2012 Assessment: tutorial participation (10%), mid-semester exam (20%), trading assignment (20%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit is concerned with the processes which turn orders into trades in securities markets, and the forces which mould and affect both order flow and order execution. The unit provides an introduction to some fundamental ideas about market design and structure. At the end of the unit, students should be able to understand (1) how the international markets for foreign exchange, swaps, bonds and equities are organised, (2) how trading is conducted in these markets and how these transactions are cleared, (3) how the markets are regulated, if they are supervised and what risks different counterparties face in these markets. The unit aims to equip students to independently analyse international investment and financing alternatives and to estimate expected returns and costs taking into account liquidity risk, price volatility and credit risk.
FINC3015 Financial Valuation: Case Study Approach

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture per week; 1x1hr workshop session per week Prerequisites: FINC2012 or FINC2002 Prohibitions: FINC3005 Assessment: Case studies (40%), group assignment (30%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit applies all aspects of finance theory to the general problem of valuing companies and other financial assets. This requires a synthesis of the concepts of present value, cost of capital, security valuation, asset pricing models, optimal capital structures and some related accounting concepts. The subject aims to reach a level of practical application that allows students to understand both the theoretical frameworks and institutional conventions of real world corporate valuations.
FINC3017 Investments and Portfolio Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2h lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2012 Assumed knowledge: Introductory statistics, calculus and microeconomics Assessment: report 1 (16.67%), essay (16.67%), report 2 (16.67%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit is designed to provide a comprehensive analytical approach to the modern theory of investments. Topics covered include: mean-variance analysis; Markowitz type portfolio analysis; portfolio construction; asset pricing theories; market efficiency and anomalies; hedge funds and investment fund performance evaluation. Although analytical aspects of investments theory are stressed, there is also an equal amount of coverage on the practical aspects of portfolio management. Current research on investments is emphasised in the course.
FINC3019 Fixed Income Securities

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2012 Assessment: mid-semester exam (25%), group assignment (25%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit is designed to provide a thorough grounding in fixed income securities, bond portfolio analysis and the use of closely related financial instruments in risk management. The unit begins with the basic analytical framework necessary to understand the pricing of bonds and their investment characteristics (introducing fundamental concepts such as duration, yield and term structure). This provides the building blocks for analysis of more complicated corporate and derivative securities. Sectors of the debt market, including treasury securities, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, and convertible bonds are analysed. The use of derivatives and a selection of special topics in fixed income are also discussed.
FINC3020 Financial Risk Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2012 Assumed knowledge: FINC3017 Assessment: Lab exercises (20%), group project (20%), mid semester exam (20%), and final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Risk is an integral part of financial decisions. Financial risk management is increasingly important and financial analysts must be prepared to assess the level of risk in the marketplace. This course explores the basic concepts of modelling, measuring and managing financial risks within the regulatory framework. Topics covered include market risk (value-at-risk and expected loss), credit risk (single name, portfolio, ratings and market based models, and credit derivatives), liquidity risk and operational risk. The course relies heavily on practically based computer laboratory exercises with emphasis on simulations, real life examples and case studies.
FINC3023 Behavioural Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2012 Assessment: mid-semester exam (30%), group assignment (20%), and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Behavioural Finance explores financial market 'anomalies' - factors that are not traditionally explained by efficient markets theory - such as why stock prices exhibit momentum and reversals, why large swings in stock prices occur over short time periods, and how individual investors differ from institutional investors.
FINC3024 Personal Finance and Superannuation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2011 Assessment: tutorial problem sets (20%), assignment (30%), 3hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This subject is about financial decision making by individuals rather than corporations. It provides a framework for analysing individual decisions on spending and saving, portfolio management (including human and financial capital), retirement and bequests. Models incorporate personal preferences, and account for investment, labour income and longevity risks. In this subject we motivate, describe and analyse retirement savings systems (including superannuation). Current regulatory settings and policy debates are emphasised.
FINC3025 Real Estate Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 1hr lecture and 1 x 1hr workshop/tutorial per week Prerequisites: FINC2011 Assessment: case pitches (40% - 4 x 10%); case presentation to Industry (10%); major case presentation (30%); case assignments (20% - 4x 5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to value and manage real estate within the context of a mixed-asset portfolio. In particular, the unit explores the micro-economic and macro-economic foundations of real estate, real estate valuation techniques, mortgage and debt calculations, real estate portfolio management, capital management and listed real estate firms. Graduates can seek employment in the property management industry, funds management industry and financial analysis roles.
FINC3301 Applied Portfolio Management A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x 1.5hr workshops per week Prerequisites: FINC2012 Corequisites: FINC3015 Assessment: investment update report (10%); functional team analysis (10%); stock pitch and sector outlook report (40%); investment update presentation (10%); individual stock pitch ideas and discussion (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Applied Portfolio Management is a two-semester program that enables undergraduate students to apply their academic knowledge and acquire practical skills by managing a portfolio of Australian equity securities using real money in real time. Students gain exposure to the world of asset management by assuming the role of analysts and are responsible for construction, monitoring and management of the University of Sydney Student Managed Fund. Analysts are divided into industry teams and begin with an evaluation of the existing investments. Following thorough economic, industry and company research and analysis, each team of analysts is required to identify opportunities in their industry and present an investment thesis to highlight undervalued stocks that may offer superior investment performance. Students make presentations on potential investments to academics, industry professionals and other analysts, who perform the role of an investment committee. Students report to the investment committee and advisory board and produce an annual report of the fund's activities. There is an emphasis on team-based learning and interaction with industry professionals who act as mentors to students.
FINC3302 Applied Portfolio Management B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x 1.5hr workshops per week Prerequisites: FINC3301 Corequisites: FINC3017 Assessment: functional team project report (30%), annual report (25%), investment pitch and discussion (30%), investment update presentation (10%), stock selection performance (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applied Portfolio Management is a two-semester program that enables undergraduate students to apply their academic knowledge and acquire practical skills by managing a portfolio of Australian equity securities using real money in real time. Students gain exposure to the world of asset management by assuming the role of analysts and are responsible for construction, monitoring and management of the University of Sydney Student Managed Fund. Analysts are divided into industry teams and begin with an evaluation of the existing investments. Following thorough economic, industry and company research and analysis, each team of analysts is required to identify opportunities in their industry and present an investment thesis to highlight undervalued stocks that may offer superior investment performance. Students make presentations on potential investments to academics, industry professionals and other analysts, who perform the role of an investment committee. Students report to the investment committee and advisory board and produce an annual report of fund activities. There is an emphasis on team-based learning and interaction with industry professionals who act as mentors to students.
IBUS3101 International Business Alliances

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr workshop per week Prerequisites: 36 Junior credit points of units Assessment: Mid-term exam (20%), final exam (35%), Alliance presentation (10%), Alliance assignment (20%), tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The formation and implementation of successful global business strategies involves alliances with a range of stakeholders including international customers and suppliers, overseas agents, international franchisors and franchisees, international joint venture partners, and international merger relationships. The aim of this unit of study is to provide conceptual frameworks and evidence from practice that will develop an understanding of the motivations underlying international alliances, the alternative approaches to alliance formulation and development, and the problems involved in promoting effective alliance management. Major topics include the motivations for international business alliances, analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of different types of alliances, factors influencing the choice of alliance arrangements, alliance structure issues, partners selection and relationship management, the reasons why alliances succeed or fail, and the management of alliance processes.
IBUS3104 Ethical International Business Decisions

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3 hour seminar per week Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Assessment: Group project (30%), final exam (30%), workshops (20%), and reflective journals (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
In order to succeed in international business, both corporations and individuals need broad decision-making abilities. Business decision-making tools yield more coherent and justifiable results when used with an understanding of the ethical, social and environmental aspects of the process. This applies to various situations in the international business setting including business relations with government, customers, employees, and NGOs. This unit is designed to look at these non-financial elements in the decisions made within the international business context. Following the completion of this unit, students will have enhanced skills and knowledge relevant to the understanding of ethical issues and ethical decisions making in international business organizations.
IBUS3106 International Business Special Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive January,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 3 hr seminars day pre-departure seminar (Sydney), 30 hrs lectures in country action-research, 1x 3hr seminar post trip (Sydney) Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Assessment: participation and engagement (10%), practice pitch (15%), final pitch (25%), final report (25%), reflective piece (25%) Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Business (Business School)
Note: Students must have received permission to enrol from the Head of the Discipline of International Business.
The special project in International Business provides students with an opportunity to undertake a supervised research project on an approved topic.
IBUS3107 Business Negotiations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 1.5hr lecture and 1x 1.5hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Assessment: In-class exercises (50%), written assignment (10%), exam (25%), writing a ten page negotiator's handbook (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Note: This unit will require student's participation in a number of negotiations. Preparation for these negotiations, which are a large part of your grade, will require time-pressured reading of material in class.
The purpose of this unit is to build students' understanding of the theory of negotiation as it is practised in a variety of strategic settings. The aim is to build students' confidence with the negotiation process. The unit is relevant to the broad spectrum of negotiation problems that are faced by managers and specific examples from international strategy such as M and A and joint ventures are used. The unit provides participants with an opportunity to develop skills experientially and to understand negotiation in useful analytic frameworks. Considerable emphasis is placed on role-playing exercises and case studies. This unit requires participation in a number of negotiations. Preparation for these negotiations, which are a large part of the final grade, requires time-pressured reading of material in class.
IBUS3108 Social Entrepreneurship

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 1.5hr lecture and 1x 1.5hr workshop per week. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Assessment: individual report (25%), practice and final pitch (25%), final report (25%), reflective piece (15%), workshop engagement and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit will provide you the opportunity to learn how you can apply your business knowledge and skills to address complex social and environmental problems. Social entrepreneurs are committed to furthering a social mission, and rank social, environmental or cultural impact on a par with, or even above, profit. At the intersection of business and not-for-profit organisations, these social entrepreneurs are now visible and having an impact on a global scale. This unit is structured around engaged inquiry-based learning, proving you the opportunity to learn from theory and practice. Topics will include critically reviewing concepts, challenges of growing a social enterprise, frameworks for understanding, sourcing funds from a variety of stakeholders, understanding and reporting social impact, as well as collaboration and leadership.
IBUS3109 Strategy and Emerging Markets

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2h lecture (13 wks) + 1x 1hr tutorial (12 weeks) Prerequisites: IBUS2101 Assessment: group project (25%), in-class activity (10%), mid-term exam (15%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Emerging economies are rapidly changing the global business landscape as they present tremendous growth opportunities for the developed world. At the same time, their rise as a new competitive force has strategic implications for global managers. This unit focuses on four of the most prominent emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC nations), to develop strategic tools to win in the new global competitive environment. Drawing on current insights from International Business Strategy, a two pronged approach is used to analyse competition in emerging economies: multinational enterprises from developed economies attempting to leverage emerging economies and enterprises from BRIC nations as they transform into multinationals to compete globally.
INFS3040 Enterprise Systems and Integrated Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903 Assessment: individual assignment (25%), group project (25%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit provides you with an in depth understanding of the way in which implementation and use of large scale integrated Enterprise Systems change the nature of organisational capabilities, processes, and roles. You will understand the strategic role of Enterprise Systems in providing a platform for improved business operations and designing information infrastructures. You will gain considerable hands on experience with an enterprise wide system, such as SAP, concentrating on the way in which such systems support integrated business processes. Through a combination of discussion and practical work, you will gain strong knowledge in both the organisational and technical aspects of Enterprise Systems You will also explore the emergence and implications of cloud-based Enterprise Systems and the implementation process. Assumed knowledge for this unit is INFS1000 or equivalent.
INFS3050 Business Intelligence for Managers

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903 Assessment: tutorial work (10%), midsession exam (30%), practical assignment (30%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
To gain or maintain their competitive edge, more than ever before, organisations need to rely on high-quality information to support decision making processes at all organizational levels. Business Intelligence (BI) is now being recognized as one of the top business priorities world-wide. While in the past, the term BI was used to describe a very broad range of software applications, the latest thinking in this field emphasises IS support for human intelligence, in the context of business decision making. In this unit students learn how BI helps information discovery and how to analyse multidimensional data. Students gain hands-on experience in using a commercial BI platform. These practical skills, combined with in-depth analytical skills enable students to assist any organization (regardless of its size and industry domain) to derive more intelligence from its data, improve its performance and ultimately, compete on analytics. Issues are explored from the business rather than the technology perspective. This unit does not require prior programming experience.
INFS3080 Business Information Systems Projects

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: TBA Prerequisites: 48 credit points of units Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 and INFS2040 Assessment: individual assignment (20%); group project (40%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit covers advanced topics in project management with an emphasis on contemporary issues in the delivery of complex Information Systems solutions for businesses. The topics include alternative project management methodologies and techniques, the human and organisational aspects of project management, the importance of project governance, the changing nature of project management in the digital era, as well as the evolving role of the project manager in the global business environment.
INFS3110 Information Systems for Accountants

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3 hour workshop per week Prohibitions: INFS2001 Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903 Assessment: individual assessment (20%), group workshop assessment (30%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit demonstrates how accounting information systems (AIS) can improve business performance relating to the conduct of accounting based transactions. It provides students with the skills necessary to identify and assess opportunities for business improvement, by looking at both conceptual and physical AIS and to understand the varied ways in which the business must assess risks, controls, costs and benefits in relation to the implementation of an AIS. From an end-to-end systems perspective students gain knowledge of approaches and methodologies related to the design, implementation and operation of an AIS. Through graphic representations visual thinking can be applied to analyse, assess and improve the conceptual AIS with a view to its physical implementation. Students learn the importance of an integrated approach to managing business cycles including expenditure, conversion and revenue where multiple competing requirements often need to be balanced. Students develop expertise in business analysis, a foundation skill for accountants, auditors, project managers and business analysts.
MKTG3110 Digital Marketing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture and 1x50min tutorial per week - plus daily engagement is expected through technology. A number of the tutorials will be scheduled in the laboratories for hands-on sessions. Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: tutorial participation (10%), report (20%), presentation (10%), project (25%), final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit explores how marketing campaigns are designed, conceptualised and executed digitally. Particular attention is given to techniques unique to digital technologies and the networked nature of social media platforms. Their applications to marketing strategy specifically to do with brand building, target audiences, public relations and communications are covered with an aim to equip students to understand the digital consumer journey.
MKTG3112 Marketing Communications

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: participation and engagement (8%), group class project (25%), individual class projects (10%), presentation (15%), research participation (2%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit of study offers an introduction to and overview of current theory and practice in marketing communications. It will include aspects of advertising in the main media (television, radio, print, outdoor, cinema), sales promotion, personal selling and new media, such as the Internet. It will provide students with a sound theoretical/conceptual foundation as well as the strategic/practical perspectives of Marketing Communications planning and implementation.
MKTG3114 New Products Marketing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: tutorial participation (10%), mid-semester exam (20%), presentation (10%), project (30%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
New products and services are crucial to successful growth and increased profits in many industries. The goal is to help students learn how to develop and market new products and services in both the private and public sectors. A product development assignment is carried out to reinforce the material covered and to provide realistic examples of how new products are designed, tested and launched.
MKTG3116 International Marketing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: mid-semester exam (23%), participation (10%), assignment (25%), research component (2%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit introduces students to international marketing using the marketing concept. It firstly considers environmental factors and then studies how marketing strategies are affected by those environmental factors. It gives students an awareness and understanding of international marketing concepts and highlights their importance in a rapidly changing global economy. Additionally the unit develops students' skills in designing and implementing marketing strategies in diverse international contexts.
MKTG3118 Marketing Strategy and Planning

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: tutorial participation (10%), assignment (15%), presentation (10%), project (25%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit focuses on strategic and managerial aspects of marketing. It covers the development of innovative, business models; segmentation, positioning and lifecycle strategies; key aspects of managing and organising marketing activities, and measuring performance. The central theme is how marketing strategy and its management can create superior and sustainable value for both customers and shareholders. Assessment will reflect this strategic decision-making approach, requiring students to take on the roles of marketing advisors and managers.
MKTG3120 Building and Managing Brands

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: project (30%), presentation (15%), tutorial participation (10%), reflective assignment (15%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
The most important intangible asset of any organisation is its brand or portfolio of brands. Marketers use an array of internal and external communications approaches to deliver the brand's overall value proposition and experience to its key stakeholders and target customers, and thereby build brand equity. Names, symbols, and slogans along with their underlying associations, perceived quality, brand awareness, customer base and related proprietary resources form the basis for brand equity. Most brands fail because of the lack of proper market research and analysis that enables the brand's core values to be articulated, accurate positioning strategies to be developed, and complete alignment to be achieved between internal and external brand building communications. This unit helps students understand the concept of brand equity and the management of brand assets by learning how to strategically create, position, develop and sustain brand equity.
MKTG3121 Advertising: Creative Principles

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: tutorial participation (10%), fortnightly work-in progress reports (15%), midterm exam (28%), group project (30%), group presentation (15%), research component (2%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Most companies use advertising to introduce themselves, their products and services to existing and potential customers. Advertising is their public face and together with integrated marketing communications and public relations is one of the three pillars of commercial communication. This subject explores the creative material that is developed and produced to contact, inform, educate and influence consumer decisions. Advertising is the point where communication theory is put into practice. Understanding the creative principles and practices used by advertising personnel enables the marketer to commission, evaluate and produce creative material to professional industry standards. This subject addresses topics such as the importance of creativity; messaging issues, determining consumer insights; the creative potential and purpose of different media; developing creative concepts; determining the advertising idea; critiquing advertising; identifying key issues; producing the final creative material and taking it to the marketplace.
MKTG3123 Strategic Social Marketing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: MKTG1001 Assessment: group project (30%), presentation (20%), participation and engagement (15%), final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit highlights the scope and application of marketing skills beyond the commercial context and focus on its potential in pursuing the societal marketing concept. At the core of this unit is the understanding and use of marketing methods which are guided by ethical principles and delivers social change that is for the benefit of individuals and communities rather than being solely driven by a corporate profit motive. This unit examines marketing as a set of tools and concepts that can be applied to non-traditional contexts such as in campaigns involving social attitudes, political issues, environmental awareness, non-profit and charity promotion and health behaviour changes. This unit equips students to apply marketing in the planning, analysis, execution and evaluation of programs designed to influence and persuade target audiences to behave in ways that changes their individual/group behaviour which leads to societal structural changes that positively transform societal wellbeing.
QBUS3310 Advanced Management Science

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: QBUS2310 Prohibitions: ECMT3610 or ECMT3710 Assessment: assignment 1 (10%), assignment 2 (10%), mid term exam (30%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit gives guidelines for the formulation of management science models to provide practical assistance for managerial decision making. Optimisation methods are developed, and the complexity and limitations of different types of optimisation model are discussed, so that they can be accounted for in model selection and in the interpretation of results. Linear programming methods are developed and extended to cover variations in the management context to logistics, networks, and strategic planning. Other topics may include decision analysis, stochastic modelling and game theory. The unit covers a variety of case studies incorporating the decision problems faced by managers in business.
QBUS3330 Methods of Decision Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or STAT1021 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points of MATH units which must include MATH1905. Prohibitions: QBUS2320 or ECMT2630 or ENGG1850 or CIVL3805 Assessment: assignment 1 (10%), assignment 2 (10%), mid-semester exam (30%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This introductory unit on decision analysis addresses the formal methods of decision making. These methods include measuring risk by subjective probabilities; growing decision trees; performing sensitivity analysis; using theoretical probability distributions; simulation of uncertain events; modelling risk attitudes; estimating the value of information; and combining quantitative and qualitative considerations. The primary goal of the unit is to demonstrate how to build models of real business situations that allow the decision maker to better understand the structure of decisions and to automate the decision process by using computer decision tools.
QBUS3340 Operations Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or STAT1021 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points of MATH units which must include MATH1905. Prohibitions: QBUS2330 Assessment: individual assignment 1 (10%), individual assignment 2 (5%), group project (15%), mid-semester exam (25%), final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit covers the fundamentals of operations management, an exciting area that has a profound effect on the productivity of both manufacturing and services. The techniques of operations management apply throughout the world to virtually all productive enterprises (i.e. offices, hospitals, restaurants, department stores and factories) - the production of goods and services requires operations management. The efficient production of goods and services requires effective application of the concepts, tools, and techniques introduced in this unit. These include: quality management, capacity planning, location and layout strategies, supply chain management and inventory control.
QBUS3350 Project Planning and Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: QBUS2350 Assumed knowledge: BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or STAT1021 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points of MATH units which must include MATH1905. Assessment: group project (20%), homework 1 (10%), homework 2 (10%), homework 3 (10%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Project management provides organisations with a powerful set of tools to improves their ability to plan, implement, and manage activities to accomplish specific organisational objectives. Project management is more than just a set of tools; it is a results-oriented management style that places a premium on building collaborations among a diverse cast of characteristics. This unit introduces students to the planning and management of projects by focusing on a variety of practical topics including project network, PERT, resource scheduling, learning curves, cost and time management in projects, and the use of project management support systems. It also discusses the organisational, leadership, cultural, technological challenges that project managers might face.
QBUS3820 Machine Learning and Data Mining in Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: QBUS2810 or ECMT2110 or DATA2002 Assessment: group project (20%); online quizzes (15%); mid semester test (20%); final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Advances in information technology have made available rich information data sets, often generated automatically as a by-product of the main institutional activity of a firm or business unit. Data Mining deals with inferring and validating patterns, structures and relationships in data, as a tool to support decisions in the business environment. This unit offers an insight into the main statistical methodologies for the visualisation and the analysis of business and market data, providing the information requirements for specific tasks such as credit scoring, prediction and classification, market segmentation and product positioning. Emphasis is given to empirical applications using modern software tools.
QBUS3830 Advanced Analytics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: QBUS2810 or DATA2002 or ECMT2110 Assessment: project (20%), weekly online problems (10%), basic skills (5%), mid-term exam (25%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit is designed to equip students with advanced tools for estimation and testing in relevant business statistical models. In particular, the unit covers maximum likelihood, Bayesian estimation and inference, and hypothesis testing. The unit acknowledges the importance of learning computing skills as helpful for job applications and special emphasis is made throughout the unit to learn numerical methods such as Monte Carlo simulations and Bootstrapping. Special topics in advanced statistical modelling, such as nonlinear estimators and time series regression, are also covered. The materials taught are essential as preparation for honours in Quantitative Business Analysis.
QBUS3840 Choice Modelling

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: QBUS2810 or DATA2002 or ECMT2110 Assessment: mid-semester exam (20%), assignments (40%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
How do business analysts model firm or consumer behaviour quantitatively? How do analysts model brand choice in marketing, or travel mode choice in transport? These questions are answered by modelling choices with statistical tools designed for qualitative or discrete data, such as logistic regressions, rather than the standard linear regression models. This unit investigates various quantitative modelling techniques relevant for choice modelling through business cases in marketing, transport research, strategy, economics and other relevant business fields. This unit also explores models that pool observations on a cross-section of households, countries, firms, etc. over several time periods. This is known as panel data models which are increasingly relevant in all areas of Business with the growing availability of new sources of data.
QBUS3850 Time Series and Forecasting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: QBUS2820 Assessment: mid-semester exam (20%), assignment (40%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Time series and dynamic modelling is a fundamental component of modern business practice. Further, forecasting is a required component of business decision making. This unit provides an introduction to the time series models used for the analysis of data arising in different business areas including finance, accounting, marketing, economics and many other disciplines. It then considers methods for point and interval forecasting, testing and sensitivity analyses, in the context of these models. Topics include: the properties of time-series data; Seasonal Exponential smoothing and ARIMA models; Vector Autoregressions; modelling and forecasting conditional volatility, via ARCH and GARCH; forecasting risk measures such as Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall; dynamic factor models. Emphasis is placed on applications involving the analysis of many real business datasets. Students are encouraged to undertake hands-on analysis using appropriate software.
WORK3201 International Human Resource Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive June,Semester 1 Classes: 2x 1 hour lecture and 1x 1.5 hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2217 Assumed knowledge: WORK1003 Assessment: quiz (readiness assurance test) - individual (20%); quiz (readiness assurance test) - group (5%); team strategy exercise (20%); written assignment (30%); exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit considers the opportunities and challenges associated with managing employees in international and cross-cultural contexts, with specific emphasis on international recruitment, selection, preparation, placement, management development, performance management, reward and remuneration in the international, multi-national and trans-national corporation. Within the context of global labour markets, the unit considers the implications of internationalisation and globalisation for human resource management (HRM), the difference between domestic and international HRM, and the challenges of cross-cultural management. This unit provides students with a theoretical understanding of IHRM and cross-cultural management, as well as a practical understanding of the issues and challenges associated with managing employees in international, global and cross-cultural contexts.
WORK3202 Leadership

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2222 Assessment: group assessment (30%), reflective essays (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Leadership is increasingly seen to be a key factor affecting the performance of contemporary organisations and is an important area of study in the fields of management and organisational behaviour. While leadership principles are often associated with the work of senior management, they also have potential application to all members of organisations. This unit explores conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership and also examines the practice of leadership in diverse organisational contexts. Practitioner perspectives, experiences and case studies of business leaders are also presented.
WORK3204 Managing Organisational Sustainability

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2219 Assumed knowledge: WORK1004 or WORK2201 Assessment: mid-semester test (15%); tutorial participation (10%); sustainability presentations (15%); real-world project essay (20%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Managing organisational sustainability is critical for effective, contemporary managers. This unit focuses on how to conceptualise and to practice sustainability in its broadest sense. Topics covered include the ethical aspects of management and organisational practice, corporate social responsibility, governance models in organisations and managing in diverse environments. Students are encouraged to enhance their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of management and the impact of organisations on stakeholders including staff, government and community.
WORK3205 Organisational Communication

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 2 Classes: Semester 2 session: 1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr tutorial per week. Intensive July session (Study Abroad students only): 2 x 4hr workshops per week. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2221 Assumed knowledge: WORK1004 or WORK2201 Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); communication analysis report (30%); team case analysis presentation (20%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode Faculty: Business (Business School)
Note: The Intensive July session of this unit is only available to Study Abroad students. All other students should enrol in the Semester 2 session.
Communication is integral to many organisational processes; for instance, effective planning, decision-making, negotiation, conflict management, change management and leadership all rely upon effective communication by organisational actors. At the same time, organisational communication has become more complex due to increasing levels of diversity in the workplace and an increasing reliance on emergent and rapidly changing communication technologies. Drawing on communication research models, theories and case studies, this unit provides students with insight into how to manage the complexities of contemporary organisational communication. The unit focuses primarily on internal organisational communication and examines communication processes at various levels: interpersonal (dyadic), group and organisation.
WORK3206 Workplace Law and Regulation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2227 Assumed knowledge: WORK1003 Assessment: case study (30%), tutorial presentation (20%), tutorial participation (10%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit of study examines the regulatory framework that exists around paid work in Australia. It examines the development of employee and employer rights and responsibilities through the employment contract and labour law. It focuses on both individual and collective regulation of work in Australia paying particular attention to the industrial sphere, as well as discrimination and termination of employment. Both the aim and purpose of industrial regulation and the impact of this regulation on workplace relations is analysed.
WORK3207 Future of Work

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2225 Assumed knowledge: WORK1003 Assessment: tutorial work (30%); research essay (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
Contemporary workplaces are, and will continue to be, disrupted by a multitude of factors, many of which are yet to be identified. The aims of this unit are to analyse three significant megatrends facing business today which include: firstly how the people¿s approach and attachments to their work will change in the future; the way technological advancements driven by computing power will shape future work; and finally the implication of globalisation on the future of work. While these three megatrends might provide unprecedented opportunities for business, this unit also debates the significant challenges these megatrends present for individuals, business and the society in which we live.
WORK3208 Globalisation, Work and Employment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial Prerequisites: completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2224 Assumed knowledge: WORK1003 and (WORK1004 or WORK2201) Assessment: short essay (20%); major essay (40%); participation (10%); exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Business (Business School)
This unit of study examines the way in which the internationalisation of economic activities impacts on the nature of employment, jobs and regulation across different countries and regions. It considers how economic development in different countries has contributed to the growth of particular employment arrangements. It focuses in particular on the country specific interplay between economics, politics, and society which has contributed to the development of particular employment regulatory regimes. Further, it maps economic changes on a global scale identifying international economic forces, agents and political arrangements and seeks to highlight pressures and tensions on employment arrangements that result from these global interactions.