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Business study arrangements

Last updated Tuesday 18 February
The University of Sydney Business School has made study arrangements to support students affected by the Australian Government's restrictions on travel from China.

We have made study arrangements in courses where possible for students who are affected by the travel ban and unable to come to campus. All other students will be expected to attend classes on campus from week 1, 24 February. 

In several units, the first five weeks will be delivered online. You will then need to attend classes on campus to complete the remainder of the unit. If there is an ‘in person component of study’ you will be able complete it once you are able to attend on campus, and prior to the commencement of Semester 2. These units may require you to sit exams in person, attend laboratory sessions and/or undertake practical assessments at our campus in Sydney.

If you have enrolled and registered for an Industry and Community Project Unit, you will still be able to participate and we will use online communications and special arrangements to enable your group work. Online content will also be available so that you can prepare for your project while in China.  As soon as you are able to access your Industry and Community Project Unit Canvas site, please contact your project supervisor who will provide more information.

Should it suit you better, an Industry and Community Project Unit intensive will be offered in China or Sydney in July 2020 and more information will be available in early March.

If you are enrolled in units that are not listed by 19 February, you will need to change your unit selection in Sydney Student or choose to defer.

You can choose to:

  • remain in China for all of Semester 1 and choose up to four units that offer full semester online supported learning – please note the Business School is not offering any units online for a full semester
  • commence studying up to four units in China with part-semester online supported learning and join classes on campus once travel restrictions are lifted. You will need to attend class by week 6, Monday 30 March to successfully complete the unit and have it counted towards your degree.
  • you can choose to withdraw from a unit, or defer your studies by 31 March 2020 and enrol again in a later semester.
  • Review the selection of units available and determine if they fit with your study plans.
  • Enrol in your chosen units in Sydney Student before Friday 6 March.

If you are enrolled in units that are not available with online supported learning, you will need to change your selection in Sydney Student. You will be able to withdraw or defer up to 31 March.

Please check our frequently asked questions (FAQs) or contact the dedicated hotline for students affected by the travel ban if you need further advice:

  • 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) if you are calling from within Australia
    • Select '9' for the coronavirus hotline 
  • +61 2 8627 0010 if you are calling from overseas 
    • Select '9' for the coronavirus hotline

Courses

Undergraduate

Outlined below are the arrangements for the various units of study for the Bachelor of Commerce, grouped by study area.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
BUSS1000 Future of Business Part semester TBC
BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis Part semester TBC
BUSS1040 Economics for Business Decision Making Part semester TBC
BUSS2000 Leading and Influencing in Business Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
BUSS1030 Accounting, Business and Society Part semester TBC
ACCT1006 Accounting and Financial Management Part semester TBC
ACCT2011 Financial Accounting A Part semester TBC
ACCT2019 Management Accounting Part semester TBC
ACCT3011 Financial Accounting B Part semester TBC
ACCT3013 Financial Statement Analysis Part semester TBC
ACCT3016 Sustainability Accounting Part semester TBC
ACCT3020 Advanced Issues in Management Accounting Part semester TBC
ACCT3400 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
ACCT3600 Accounting and Auditing in Practice Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
BANK2011 Banking and the Financial System Part semester TBC
BANK3011 Bank Financial Management Part semester TBC
BANK3013 International Banking Management Part semester TBC
BANK3014 Private and Investment Banking Part semester TBC
BANK3400 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
BANK3600 Banking in Practice Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
QBUS1040 Foundations of Business Analytics Part semester TBC
QBUS2310 Management Science Part semester TBC
QBUS2810 Statistical Modelling for Business Part semester TBC
QBUS2820 Predictive Analytics Part semester TBC
QBUS3310 Advanced Management Science Part semester TBC
QBUS3320 Supply Chain Management Part semester TBC
QBUS3400 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
QBUS3600 Business Analytics in Practice Part semester TBC
QBUS3820 Machine Learning and Data Mining in Business Part semester TBC
QBUS3850 Time Series and Forecasting Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation Part semester TBC
INFS1020 Digital Work Environments Part semester TBC
INFS2020 Business Process Modelling and Improvement Part semester TBC
INFS2030 Digital Business Management Part semester TBC
INFS3040 Enterprise Systems and Integrated Business Part semester TBC
INFS3080 Business Information Systems Projects Part semester TBC
INFS3110 Information Systems for Accountants Part semester TBC
INFS3400 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
INFS3600 Business Information Systems in Practice Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
CLAW1001 Foundations of Business Law Part semester TBC
CLAW1003 Company Law Part semester TBC
CLAW2202 Business Failure and Restructuring Part semester TBC
CLAW2205 Competition and Consumer Law Part semester TBC
CLAW2208 Business Regulation, Risk and Compliance Part semester TBC
CLAW2209 Intellectual Property for Business Part semester TBC
CLAW2214 Business Law Part semester TBC
CLAW3201 Australian Taxation System Part semester TBC
CLAW3209 The Environment, Law and Business Part semester TBC
CLAW3210 Banking and Financial Law Part semester TBC
CLAW3400 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
CLAW3600 Business Law in Practice Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
FINC2011 Corporate Finance I Part semester TBC
FINC2012 Corporate Finance II Part semester TBC
FINC3017 Investments and Portfolio Management Part semester TBC
FINC3011 International Financial Management Part semester TBC
FINC3015 Financial Valuation: Case Study Approach Part semester TBC
FINC3023 Behavioural Finance Part semester TBC
FINC3301 Applied Portfolio Management A Part semester TBC
FINC3400 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
FINC3600 Finance in Practice Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
WORK1003 Foundations of Work and Employment Part semester TBC
WORK1004 Foundations of Management Part semester TBC
WORK2205 HR Strategies and Processes Part semester TBC
WORK2210 Strategic Management Part semester TBC
WORK2218 Managing Organisational Behaviour Part semester TBC
WORK3202 Leadership Part semester TBC
WORK3203 Gender, Diversity and Inclusion at Work Part semester TBC
WORK3204 Managing Organisational Sustainability Part semester TBC
WORK3206 Workplace Law and Regulation Part semester TBC
WORK3400 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
WORK3401 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
WORK3600 IR and HRM in Practice Part semester TBC
WORK3601 Management in Practice Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
IBUS1101 Global Business Part semester TBC
IBUS1102 Cross-Cultural Management Part semester TBC
IBUS2101 International Business Strategy Part semester TBC
IBUS2103 International Risk Management Part semester TBC
IBUS2020 Chinese Economy and Business Part semester TBC
IBUS2104 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Part semester TBC
IBUS3101 International Business Alliances Part semester TBC
IBUS3104 Ethical International Business Decisions Part semester TBC
IBUS3108 Social Entrepreneurship Part semester TBC
IBUS3109 Strategy and Emerging Markets Part semester TBC
IBUS3400 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
IBUS3600 International Business in Practice Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
MKTG1001 Marketing Principles Part semester TBC
MKTG1002 Marketing Research Part semester TBC
MKTG2112 Consumer Behaviour Part semester TBC
MKTG2113 Marketing Insights Part semester TBC
MKTG3110 Digital Marketing Part semester TBC
MKTG3116 International Marketing Part semester TBC
MKTG3120 Building and Managing Brands Part semester TBC
MKTG3121 Advertising: Creative Principles Part semester TBC
MKTG3400 Industry and Community Project Part semester TBC
MKTG3600 Marketing in Practice Part semester TBC

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Master of Commerce (and embedded Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

  • Start of semester delayed for two weeks. Week 1 will be 9 March.
  • Semester will commence with remote teaching arrangements in weeks 1-3 for those unable to attend on campus.
  • Semester will finish in the usual time.

Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (and embedded Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

  • Start of semester delayed for two weeks. Week 1 will be 9 March.
  • Semester will commence with remote teaching arrangements in weeks 1-3 for those unable to attend on campus.
  • Semester will finish in the usual time.

Master of International Business

  • Start of semester delayed for two weeks. Week 1 will be 9 March.
  • Semester will commence with remote teaching arrangements in weeks 1-3 for those unable to attend on campus.
  • Semester will finish in the usual time.

Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (and embedded Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

  • Start of semester delayed for two weeks. Week 1 will be 9 March.
  • Semester will commence with remote teaching arrangements in weeks 1-3 for those unable to attend on campus.
  • Semester will finish in the usual time.

Master of Marketing (and embedded Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

  • Start of semester delayed for two weeks. Week 1 will be 9 March.
  • Semester will commence with remote teaching arrangements in weeks 1-3 for those unable to attend on campus.
  • Semester will finish in the usual time.

Master of Professional Accounting (and embedded Graduate Diploma)  

  • Start of semester delayed for two weeks. Week 1 will be 9 March.
  • Semester will commence with remote teaching arrangements in weeks 1-3 for those unable to attend on campus.
  • Semester will finish in the usual time.

Master of Transport Management

  • Start of semester delayed for two weeks. Week 1 will be 9 March.
  • Semester will commence with remote teaching arrangements in weeks 1-3 for those unable to attend on campus.
  • Semester will finish in the usual time.

This applies to all students in these degrees only. The University of Sydney Business School will contact these students with more details.

Frequently asked questions

Yes. The start date for these programs is the same for both domestic and international students, including those already in Australia – Monday 9 March 2020.

Yes. The Semester 1 2020 start date for commencing and continuing students is the same – Monday 9 March.

 

Semester 1 will remain 13 weeks in duration and will finish as planned at the end of the exam period. A mid-semester exam week will be scheduled in Week 6 (week commencing 13 April), replacing student vacation week. Week 13 will also replace a student vacation week and will be a normal week of teaching focusing on revision and preparation for final exams. The final exam period will progress as scheduled (9 – 20 June). More information about exam timetables will be made available throughout semester.

The Business School wants to provide as many opportunities for students still in China to commence or continue their studies with the classmates who are currently in Sydney. Running different semester dates would not allow this critical interaction to happen in these units.  We continue to work on alternatives for our students in China to take units at other times of the year to help them progress through their degree.

Both the University and the Business School are working on a program of activities, events, lectures and networking opportunities for students in Australia who are impacted by the delayed start to semester. We strongly advise students either here in Sydney or still in China to access their Canvas sites and undertake any required pre-reading before the first lecture. We will continue to update students about the program of activities through the website and with any unit specific advice through the Canvas site for that unit.

For students on campus – units will take place normally as scheduled with the revised dates and some amendments to a small number of classes and tutorials times and days. Please check canvas and your timetable online regularly for any unit specific information.