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Course enrolment guides for postgraduates

Enrolment recommendation for your program in
Semester 1, 2018


For the rules of your program refer to 2018 Handbook to complete your degree.

Key dates
  • Last day to enrol for Semester 1 2018 - 4 March 2018
  • Census date – 31 March 2018 (last day to drop courses without financial penalty)
Enrolment load
  • Domestic students: enrol in one, two, three or four courses for each semester
  • International students: enrol in four courses each semester to fulfill student visa requirements
Applying for postgraduate Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Apply online via this form before 16 February, 2018

If you have been awarded course credits in your offer you will need to:

  1. Review the online handbook with regards to the next sequence of courses you should enrol in.
  2. You may like to complete a progression plan form to assist you in understanding what courses you should enrol in for your first and following semesters, to complete your degree.
More Help
  • To review the full course outlines before you make your enrolment, refer to the PG course outlines
  • If you are have trouble enrolling or need advice about what courses to enrol in contact Business School Student Centre: +61 2 9385 3189 or submit an online form

Postgraduate degree programs

Graduate Certificate in Commerce (7355)
Graduate Certificate in Economics (7412)

Choose one of the following Core Microeconomics Course

Core Quantitative Course

Choose one Core Econometrics Course (6 UOC) from the following:

Choose one elective course (6 UOC) from the following:

Master of Actuarial Studies (8411), Master of Actuarial Studies Extension (8416)

Core course

If you are interested in the Part I actuarial professional accreditation, enrol in:

If you have completed part I studies, enrol in:

Master of Commerce (8404), Master of Commerce Extension (8417)

Management Accounting Specialisation

Business Strategy Specialisation

Choose one of the following:

Economics and Finance Specialisation

Banking Specialisation

Finance Specialisation

Business Analytics Specialisation

Enterprise Systems and Business Designs Specialisation

Choose one Gateway elective course from the following:

Human Resource Management Specialisation

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialisation

International Business Specialisation

Organisation and Management Specialisation

Marketing Specialisation

Risk Management Specialisation

Global Sustainability & Social Enterprise

Choose one Gateway elective course from the following:

Master of Finance (8406)

Choose a specialisation you wish to study and select two elective courses from the lists outlined in the UNSW Handbook (link is below). Note not all elective courses are offered in both semesters.

Elective courses are based on the specialisation chosen and your career interests. Ensure you choose courses that you have not completed in your bachelor degree, as the Master of Finance is about building your knowledge.

  • Corporate Finance - Financial management of corporations that is aimed at creating value for their shareholders
  • Finance - Various areas of finance
  • Funds Management - Portfolio management of investable asset classes that is aimed at building wealth for private or institutional investors
  • International Finance - Financial management of multinational corporations (MNCs) that is aimed at managing their international investments and exposure to political and foreign exchange risks; and of financial institutions that is aimed at managing their international sources of funding, exposure to interest rate risks and compliance to the international regulatory framework
  • Investment Banking - Corporate advisory in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs and divestitures, and restructuring and control
Master of Financial Analysis (8413)

Select a mix of Accounting and Finance courses in accordance with your undergraduate major/s. You should not enrol in a course for which you have a waiver. Waivers allow you to start your program with more advanced courses as waivers satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Accounting enrolment recommendations

If you completed an Accounting major in your first degree, you should receive waivers for ACCT5930 and ACCT5996. A waiver exempts students from the prerequisite requirement for particular courses. Waivers do not reduce the need to complete eight courses for the program.

Finance enrolment recommendations

If you completed a Finance major in your first degree, you should receive waivers for FINS5513. A waiver exempts students from the prerequisite requirement for particular courses. Waivers do not reduce the need to complete eight courses for the program.

Master of Information Systems Management (8435)

Students admitted to the one year program are required to complete 48 UOC: 4 core courses (Core 2; 24 UOC) the capstone course (12 UOC), and 2 elective courses (12 UOC).

Choose 3 courses form Core 2:

Choose 1 x elective suggested below:

Students admitted to the 18 month program are required to complete 72 UOC: core 1 and core 2 (48 UOC), the capstone course (12 UOC), and 2 elective courses (6 UOC each) from the courses listed below.

Choose 3-4 courses form Core 1 & 2

Core 1:

Core 2:

Choose 1-0 elective suggested below:

Master of Taxation (9250)

Applied Taxation

Choose four electives from the following:

Taxation Specialisation

Choose four electives from the following:

International Taxation Specialisation

Choose up to 4 from List A

Choose up to 3 from List B

Revenue Administration Specialisation

Choose 3 courses from the following:

Taxation & Financial Planning Specialisation

Choose 1 course from the follow

How to choose your courses and enrol

Check above to see if enrolment is open for your semester and follow the steps below.

Step 1

Select your courses via our Undergraduate or Postgraduate enrolment guides or UNSW Handbook

Step 2

Check UNSW timetable to plan your course schedule

Step 3

Once your courses are planned you are ready to enrol via myUNSW. View the How to video or PDF guide for details.

Step 4

To access all of the UNSW online services create your ZPass. Create this now to receive UNSW information that is important to you.

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Watch a step by step guide through the enrolment process

Other essential info

Other Faculty welcomes

For students studying dual degrees, please attend other Faculty welcomes

How to get your student ID

Student ID cards are issued to all students to have access university services

What's next?

Be prepared for starting university by attending Orientation and know more about settling in