Course rules and resolutions

 

Graduate Certificate in Commerce

Graduate Diploma in Commerce

Master of Commerce


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

GCCOMMER-02

Graduate Certificate in Commerce

GNCOMMER-03

Graduate Diploma in Commerce

MACOMMER-05

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 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Commerce
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Commerce
(c)
the Master of Commerce
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to candidature in any of the courses in this sequence and receive full credit for work completed in the prior award. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.
(3)
A candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce or Master of Commerce may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Business School, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(a)
Graduate Certificate in Commerce
(i)
a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School; or
(ii)
appropriate qualifications and equivalent professional work experience of no less than three years in a relevant field, as defined by the Business School; and
(iii)
satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
(iv)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Commerce
(i)
completion of the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce from the University of Sydney with a minimum credit average, or equivalent qualification;
(ii)
a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School; and
(iii)
(iii) satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
(iv)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(c)
Master of Commerce
(i)
completion of the requirements of either the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma in Commerce from the University of Sydney with a credit average, or equivalent qualification;
(ii)
a bachelor's degree with honours or higher qualification with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School; or
(iii)
a pass bachelor’s degree in commerce, business or related discipline with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School; or
(iv)
a pass bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and a minimum of one-year relevant work experience; or
(v)
a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in commerce, business or related discipline with a minimum pass average (or equivalent) and performance in an admissions test approved by the Business School to a standard considered satisfactory by the Business School; and
(vi)
satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
(vii)
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 courses are set out in Table A for the Graduate Certificate in Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Commerce and Master of Commerce.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce a candidate must complete 24 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 7) from Table A – Foundational units of study; and
(c)
a maximum of 6 additional credit points of units of study from Table A-Foundational units of study in a second specialisation area; or
(d)
any additional units of study from Table A - Elective units of study required to make 24 credit points in total.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Commerce a candidate must complete 48 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 7) from Table A – Foundational units of study; and
(c)
a maximum of 6 additional credit points of units of study from Table A - Foundational units of study in a second specialisation area; and
(d)
a minimum of 6 credit points of Selective units of study from Table A in the chosen specialisation area; and
(e)
additional units of study from Table A-Elective units of study required to make 48 credit points in total.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Commerce a candidate must complete 72 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 7) from Table A-Foundational units of study; and
(c)
a maximum of 6 additional credit points of units of study from Table A-Foundational units of study; and
(d)
a specialisation (30 credit points, including the Foundational unit of study in the chosen specialisation area) listed in clause 7 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
(g)
any other units of study from Table A-Selective units of study and/or Table A-Elective units of study required to make 72 credit points in total.

7 Specialisations

(1)
Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the master’s degree.
(2)
Candidates for the Master of Commerce may only complete one specialisation.
(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).
(4)
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.

8 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)
For candidates for the Master of Commerce, prior learning may be recognised with reduced volume of learning of up to 12 credit points for Foundational units of study for 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) relevant to the intended specialisation.
(3)
Except as provided for in subclause (4) for candidates for any of the embedded courses in this sequence, recognition of prior learning may account for no more than 50 per cent of the course requirements.
(4)
At the discretion of the Business School, candidates who:
(a)
satisfy the admission requirements for this award; and
(b)
have completed relevant postgraduate studies as part of the Master of Commerce (Extension) at the University of Sydney;
will be eligible for full credit for those studies toward any of the embedded courses in this sequence, and the limit in subclause (3) will not apply.

9 Progression rules

(1)
Full time students must complete Core units of study in the first semester of study.
(2)
Full time students must complete Foundational units of study in the first year of study.
(3)
Full time students must complete at least one non-Foundational unit from the specialisations (as listed in clause 7) in the first year of study.
(4)
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)
In the Master of Commerce, the Capstone unit must be completed in the final semester of study.

10 Award of the graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master’s degree

(1)
The graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master's degree will be awarded in the pass grade.
(2)
The testamur for the Master of Commerce will specify the specialisation completed.

11 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce may elect to transfer to the Master of Commerce upon completion of a minimum of 24 credit points and provided that a credit average is achieved.

12 Commencement of these resolutions

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