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Management

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes). 

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 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies

1 Course codes

Code Course title
GCMANAGE-02  Graduate Certificate in Management
MAMANAGE-02 Master of Management

2 Attendance pattern

(1) The attendance pattern for the Master of Management is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions 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 Management

(b) the Master of Management

(2) A candidate for the Master of Management may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the Graduate Certificate, 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 ranked on merit according to the following admissions criteria:

(a) Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Management is only by transfer from the master's degree.

(b) Master of Management:

(i) bachelor's degree or higher qualification with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by Business School; or

(ii) a 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) a selection interview establishing the candidate's suitability for the degree; and

(iv) a personal statement demonstrating academic motivation; and

(v) satisfaction of the English language requirements; and

(vi) 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 award.

6 Requirements for award

(1) The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Master of Management.

(2) To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Management, a candidate must complete a minimum of 24 credit points in core units of study for the Master of Management.

(3) To qualify for the award of the Master of Management a candidate must complete 60 credit points, comprising:

(a) 36 credit points in core units of study;

(b) 12 credit points in elective units of stud; and

(c) a 12 credit point business project.

7 Progression rules

(1) Master of Management

(i) Unless otherwise permitted, candidates must complete the units of study for the Master of Management in a prescribed sequence as specified by the Business School.

(ii) Students must have completed 24 credit points before enrolment in the business project.

8 Recognition of prior learning

(1) Subject to the specific provisions of this clause, prior learning may be recognised consistently with the requirements of the Coursework Policy.

(2) Candidates for the Master of Management may be granted a reduced volume of learning, up to a maximum of 12 credit points towards elective units only, if they have:

(a) completed a bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline; or

(b) completed a major, the equivalent of 48 credit points, in a cognate discipline.

(3) When granting a reduced volume of learning, the Business School may specify particular units of study against which the reduction is to be applied.

9 Course transfer

(1) A candidate for the Master of Management may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the graduate certificate, with the approval of the Business School, and provided that the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

10 Transitional provisions

(1) These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2023.

(2) Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2023 complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2029. The Business School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time