Course rules and resolutions

 

Master of Commerce (Extension)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the ‘Coursework Rule’), the Coursework Policy 2014 (the ‘Coursework Policy’), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

MACOMMEX-01

Master of Commerce

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master’s degree is a professional master’s course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(a)
Master of Commerce (Extension)
(i)
a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School; or
(ii)
a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) and performance in an admissions test approved by the Business School to a standard considered satisfactory by the Business School; and
(iii)
satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
(iv)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(2)
In exceptional circumstances the Business School may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Business School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the candidature.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in Table A for the Master of Commerce (Extension).
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Commerce (Extension) a candidate must complete 96 credit points, comprising:
(a)
12 credit points of units of study from Table A-Core units of study; and
(b)
6 credit points of Foundational units of study in the chosen specialisation area (as defined in clause 6) from Table A-Foundational units of study; and
(c)
a maximum of 6 additional credit points of units of study Table A-Foundational units of study in a second specialisation area; and
(d)
a specialisation (30 credit points, including the Foundational unit of study in the chosen specialisation area) listed in clause 6 below and specified in Table A; and
(e)
a 6 credit point Capstone unit of study in the chosen specialisation area from Table A-Capstone units of study; and
(f)
a minimum of 18 credit points of units of study from Table A-Selective units of study; and either
(i)
a second specialisation (30 credit points, including the Foundational unit of study in the chosen specialisation area) listed in clause 6 and specified in Table A; or
(ii)
a dissertation (24 credit points) as specified in Table A-Research units of study; or
(iii)
units of study from Table A - Selective units of study and/or Table A - Elective units of study required to make 96 credit points in total.

6 Specialisations

(1)
Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the master’s degree.
(2)
Candidates have the option of completing up to two specialisations.
(3)
A specialisation requires the completion of a 6 credit point Foundational unit of study in the chosen specialisation area and 24 credit points from units of study as listed for that specialisation in Table A (note that Foundational units count to both the foundational units of study for the course and the specialisation/s).
(4)
Specialisation Core and Selective units of study can only be counted towards the requirements of one specialisation.
(5)
The specialisations available are:
(a)
Accounting
(b)
Data Analytics for Business
(c)
Digital Business
(d)
Economics
(e)
Finance
(f)
Global Logistics
(g)
Marketing
(h)
Strategy, Innovation and Management.

7 Recognition of prior learning

(1)
Subject to the specific provisions of this clause, prior learning may be recognised in the manner provided for in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Note: a waiver on its own waives a requirement but does not reduce the volume of learning for the degree as a whole).
(2)
Subject to subclause (3), prior learning may be recognised by specific credit of up to 12 credit points for Foundational units of study to candidates who have:
(a)
completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) with a major relevant to the intended specialisation; and/or
(b)
completed at least 2 postgraduate units of study with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the intended specialisation.
(3)
At the discretion of the Business School, candidates who have completed relevant postgraduate studies as part of the Master of Commerce (including the Graduate Diploma in Commerce and Graduate Certificate in Commerce) at the University of Sydney will be eligible for full credit to the Master of Commerce (Extension).

8 Progression rules

(1)
Full time students must complete Core units of study in the first semester of study.
(2)
Full time students must complete Core units of study in the first semester of study.
(3)
Full time students must complete at least one non-Foundational unit from the specialisations (as listed in clause 6) in the first year of study.
(4)
Units of study from Table A - Selective units of study must not be completed in the first semester of study.In the Master of Commerce, units of study from Table A - Selective units of study must not be completed in the first semester of study.
(5)
The Capstone unit must be completed in the final year of study.

9 Award of the master’s degree

(1)
The master's degree will be awarded in the pass grade.
(2)
The testamur will specify the specialisation/s completed.
(3)
Where a dissertation has been completed, the testamur will specify the specialisation completed 'with dissertation'.

10 Commencement of these resolutions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2021.