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important dates Welcome Your studies Master of Commerce Master of professional accounting Master of applied Finance Master of Commerce (Marketing) Master of international business Master of accounting & Finance Master of accounting & Marketing Master of Finance & business economics pre-requisites and assumed Knowledge Your professions postgraduate Hub Your academic study Your experience glossary and Common terms

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iMportant dates
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First seMester
Mon 27 February Mon 12 March Fri 16 March sat 31 March sat 31 March Fri 4 May Fri 8 June sat 16 June – sat 30 June Mon 16 July – sat 21 July semester 1 regular session begins Last day to add courses online due date for payment of upfront student contributions and tuition fees Last day to delete courses from a student’s record Census date: Last day to withdraw without incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees Last day to withdraw without failure (WnF) Last day to withdraw fail (WF) exam period supplementary exams

seCond seMester
Mon 23 July Mon 6 august Fri 17 august Fri 31 august Fri 31 august Fri 14 september Fri 26 october sat 3 – sat 17 november Mon 10 – sat 15 december semester 2 regular session begins Last day to add courses online due date for payment of upfront student contributions and tuition fees Last day to delete courses from a student’s record Census date: Last day to withdraw without incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees Last day to withdraw without failure (WnF) Last day to withdraw fail (WF) exam period supplementary exams

“Make yourself familiar with your new, exclusive surrounds and enjoy this learning journey.”

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WeLCoMe

BEING A CPA
THE ULTIMATE ADVANTAGE

Chris Thompson CPA Commercial Manager – Strategic Procurement Coca-Cola Amatil Australia

To succeed in the business world, you need to stand out. Being a CPA will put you ahead of your competition and ensure you’re recognised by employers. Carrying the CPA designation means you will be respected as a professional committed to a successful career. The CPA Program focuses on strategy, leadership and international business while mentored work experience ensures you have the technical, business, leadership and personal effectiveness skills to get ahead. It’s everything you need for a successful career.

CongratuLations on beCoMing a student at tHe universitY oF adeLaide
studying with the university means you’ve become part of a rich tradition of excellence in education and research, with world class academics and a vibrant student life. established in 1874, the university of adelaide is one of australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities and is widely recognised as the centre of academic learning in south australia. the Faculty of the professions is one of five faculties at the university, established in 1996. the Faculty encompasses five separate schools including economics, Law, education, architecture and business. the professions student support Hub, also commonly known as the professions postgraduate Hub, services you as a student of the business, economics or education schools. Make yourself familiar with your new, exclusive surrounds and enjoy this learning journey. We look forward to sharing your successful university career with you.
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Your degree prograM
Master oF CoMMerCe
the Master of Commerce program is well suited to both business and non-business graduates. Candidates have the opportunity to proceed directly upon completion of their bachelor degree into a Masters degree. Candidates with a background in business will advance and refine their specialist knowledge. those holding an undergraduate degree in an area other than commerce will develop a sound business foundation in their chosen discipline, providing an excellent opportunity for those seeking a career change. students admitted to the Master of Commerce have the flexibility to specialise and may choose to graduate with one of the following degrees*: • Master of Commerce (Coursework) • Master of Professional Accounting • Master of Applied Finance • Master of Commerce (Marketing) students who specialise in more than one area, or who want the breadth of their degree recognised, may choose to be awarded the Master of Commerce degree rather than a ‘named’ degree. the first semester of the degree provides candidates with the foundation necessary for a career in business and includes core courses in accounting, economics and business statistics. Careers the degree program has flexibility which allows candidates to pursue their interests within a wide range of topics, including a choice of electives. this enables them to gain a wide range of employable skills and knowledge leading to improved job opportunities. For more specific information, click here.

Master of Commerce Graduate Certificate

Graduate diploma

study Pathway 1.5 years Foundation Courses Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) Quantitative Methods (M) economic principles (M) Plus one of the following: Marketing principles (M) principles of Finance (M) Management practice (M) Six Discipline related courses (18 units) Two Electives (6 units)* total units 12 24 36 • • • • • • • • • • •

*unless exempt all international students are required to take business Communications (M) which will be presented in lieu of an elective.

*provided they meet the requirements of the program.

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Master oF proFessionaL aCCounting
the Master of professional accounting is designed to offer specialised knowledge and skills in accounting. it enables candidates possessing undergraduate degrees in nonaccounting disciplines to move into careers in accounting, auditing, taxation, financial management and business advisory services in public practice, industry or government. For those candidates with a recognised degree in accounting, advanced level courses are offered within this specialisation to provide greater depth in the study of accounting and add perspectives in knowledge management, public sector management, financial management or research. professional bodies by including the prescribed courses, graduates of the Master of professional accounting meet the academic requirements for admission to the Cpa program and the Ca program. any inquiries about the requirements of the professional accounting bodies should be made directly to the appropriate accounting association. Careers graduates may join the accounting profession in specialised fields such as taxation, auditing, management accounting and accounting systems. accounting qualifications provide a starting point that may lead to other careers such as those in the finance industry, strategic planning, computer system integration, administration, public relations and market research. accounting skills are invaluable in all areas of business.

Master of Professional accounting

Graduate diploma

study Pathway 1.5 years Foundation Courses Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) Quantitative Methods (M) economic principles (M) principles of Finance (M) six accounting Courses Commercial Law and Information Systems (M) Advanced Financial Accounting (M) Corporate Law (M) Intermediate Financial reporting (M) Management Accounting (M) Auditing and Assurance Services (M) or Income taxation (M) Two Electives (6 Units)* total units 24 36 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

*unless exempt all international students are required to take business Communications (M) which will be presented in lieu of an elective.

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Master oF appLied FinanCe
the Master of applied Finance is designed to provide analytical tools and new skills in the field of finance to candidates possessing an undergraduate degree in finance or nonfinance disciplines. the teaching staff within finance come from all over the world and have both extensive practical and academic experience. Candidates who have previously graduated from a recognised degree with a significant finance concentration may be eligible for an accelerated Master of applied Finance. professional bodies the finance specialisation provides the educational grounding to manage and operate within the international finance arena. the finance program covers a substantial part of the body of knowledge for those wanting to proceed with professional studies offered by the Chartered Financial analyst institute as well as being on the asiC registry as (rg) ps146 for several specialised fields of finance. Careers graduates can expect to find employment as an analyst, consultant or manager in the financial services sector which includes banks, investment institutions, capital market dealers and financial planning consultancies. prior to enrolling, check your study plan in the student handbook, or online to ensure that you enrol in the correct courses.

Master of applied Finance

Graduate diploma

study Pathway 1.5 years Foundation Courses Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) Quantitative Methods (M) economic principles (M) principles of Finance (M) Four applied Finance Courses equity Valuation and Analysis (M) Fixed Income Securities (M) options Futures and risk Management (M) portfolio theory and Management (M) Two Finance Electives (6 units) Two General Electives (6 Units) total units 24 36 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

*unless exempt all international students are required to take business Communications (M) which will be presented in lieu of an elective.

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Master oF CoMMerCe (MarKeting)
the Master of Commerce (Marketing) is designed to provide a comprehensive, up-todate understanding of concepts, techniques and professional applications in marketing to graduates of non-marketing disciplines. For those candidates with a recognised marketing degree, advanced level marketing courses provide greater depth and breadth in strategic thinking and analytical tools in marketing and business. the study of marketing at an advanced level may enable candidates to move more rapidly into senior marketing positions in consumer, business, government, community, service and non-profit organisations. professional bodies graduates may gain partial credit towards the Certified practising Marketer (CpM) awarded by the australian Marketing institute (aMi). For information on assessment and fees for the CpM, please visit the professional body’s website. Careers graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and analytical skills required for leading business roles such as marketing planner, sales manager, brand marketer, product and advertising manager, retail manager, public relations officer, service manager and market researcher. For more specific information, click here. draft a plan of your lecture/tutorial/seminar times using a Class planner Worksheet before enrolling on access adelaide.

Master of Commerce (Marketing)

Graduate diploma

study Pathway 1.5 years Foundation Courses Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) Quantitative Methods (M) economic principles (M) Marketing principles (M) six Marketing Courses Consumer buying behaviour (M) developing Global Markets (M) Integrated Marketing Communications (M) Marketing ethics (M) Market research for decision Makers (M) Strategic Marketing (M) (Capstone course) Two General Electives (6 Units)* total units 24 36 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

*unless exempt all international students are required to take business Communications (M) which will be presented in lieu of an elective.

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Master oF internationaL business
the Master of international business provides students with an understanding of the key concepts of international business with a global perspective, and a particular focus on the asian context. students will acquire relevant analytical skills to examine the forces that shape the changing nature of international business environments and operations, at both the macroeconomic and firm levels. the program has a number of distinct competencies which allow it to differentiate its Master of international business as a high quality offering both nationally and internationally: • International partnerships in Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and USA • Prestigious offshore campus in Singapore • South Australian context which offers strong links to the wine, mining and construction industries and the international service sectors comprising tourism, hospitality, performing arts and management consultancy. Careers Journalist, advertising officer, Lecturer, Management Consultant, Manager / business Management, Market researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Marketing agriculture, Food & Wine, business analyst, business Consultant, business data analyst, producer, Hospitality, tutor, international government and trade policy adviser, international trade or business analyst. Check the Course planner to make sure that you satisfy the pre-requisites, assumed knowledge or restrictions.

Master of International business Graduate Certificate

Graduate diploma

study Pathway 1.5 years Foundation Courses theory and practice of International business (M) economic principles in International business (M) Cross Cultural Management and negotiation (M) International trade and Investment policy IId Contemporary Issues in International business (M) International business Strategy (M) (Capstone Course) six elective Courses chosen from the following thematic areas business economics and International trade Law Global Food and Wine total units 12 24 36 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Master oF aCCounting & FinanCe
the Master of accounting & Finance offers a combination of accounting and finance studies in order to enhance career prospects and extend knowledge of both disciplines. students choose either accounting or finance as their primary discipline, and undertake supplementary courses in the other discipline. For those candidates choosing the accounting specialisation as their primary discipline, the program aims to develop them for a professional accounting career with accreditation to proceed to the professional Cpa program. the study of accounting is supplemented with a finance specialisation that strengthens graduates’ employability in the areas of financial management in both the corporate environment and government organisations. For candidates choosing the finance specialisation as their primary discipline, the program aims to develop candidates for a professional career in the financial services industry, and to provide the educational grounding to proceed to professional studies of the Chartered Financial analysts institute (CFa). the finance program is also asiC ps146 compliant for various fields for those interested in following a career in providing financial advice in australia. professional bodies graduates of the Master of accounting & Finance program will meet the academic requirements for admission to the Cpa program provided they complete the five accounting courses listed. all five accounting courses listed below as well as income taxation (M) and auditing and assurance services (M) must be completed to meet iCaa recognition. Careers Careers in specialised fields such as taxation, accounting systems, financial planning and business advisory services are examples of potential options for graduates.

Master of accounting & Finance Masters study Pathway 2 years Foundation Courses Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) Quantitative Methods (M) economic principles (M) principles of Finance (M) Four applied Finance Courses equity Valuation and Analysis (M) Fixed Income Securities (M) options Futures and risk Management (M) portfolio theory and Management (M) Four Finance Courses Commercial Law and Information Systems (M) Advanced Financial Accounting (M) Corporate Law (M) Intermediate Financial reporting (M) Two Accounting OR Two Finance Electives (6 units) Two General Electives (6 Units) total units 48 • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

*unless exempt all international students are required to take business Communications (M) which will be presented in lieu of an elective.

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Master oF aCCounting & MarKeting
the Master of accounting & Marketing provides comprehensive studies across the related fields of accounting and marketing. it is designed to meet the needs of entrants from either a relevant degree seeking in-depth advancement in their field and an associated field, or from a non-relevant degree seeking to comprehensively adapt to the new fields of accounting and marketing. While the program includes study in both fields, students choose to specialise in one area. For students choosing the accounting specialisation as their primary discipline, the program aims to develop them for a professional accounting career with accreditation to proceed to the professional programs of Cpa australia. For students choosing the advanced Marketing specialisation, the program aims to develop them for a professional marketing career by providing the educational grounding and partial credit towards the Certified practicing Marketer (CpM) status awarded by the australian Marketing institute (aMi). professional bodies depending on the student’s specialisation and courses chosen, the program satisfies the requirements for application into Cpa and Ca programs. Careers the accounting specialisation supplemented with marketing studies strengthens graduates employability in corporations and government organisations.

Master of accounting & Marketing Masters study Pathway 2 years Foundation Courses Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) Quantitative Methods (M) economic principles (M) principles of Finance (M) Introductory Marketing Courses Marketing principles (M) Consumer buying behaviour (M) Five accounting Courses Commercial Law and Information Systems (M) Advanced Financial Accounting (M) Corporate Law (M) Intermediate Financial reporting (M) Management Accounting (M) Marketing Courses Market research for decision Makers (M) Integrated Marketing Communications (M) Marketing ethics (M) Two Elective Courses (6 Units) total units 48 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

*unless exempt all international students are required to take business Communications (M) which will be presented in lieu of an elective.

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Master oF FinanCe & business eConoMiCs
the Master of Finance & business economics has been designed to meet the needs of entrants from either a business or economics degree seeking in-depth advancement in their field, or a graduate from any other degree seeking to comprehensively adapt to the new fields of economics and finance. While the program includes study in both fields, students choose to specialise in one area. For candidates choosing the finance specialisation as their primary discipline, the program provides the educational grounding to proceed with professional studies towards the Chartered Financial analyst qualification. For candidates choosing the economics specialisation, the program aims to enhance understanding of the application of economic theories, and provides training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics. professional bodies the finance specialisation provides the educational grounding to proceed to professional studies of the Chartered Financial analyst institute. the finance courses are also asiC ps146 compliant for candidates interested in building a career in providing financial advice within australia. Careers graduates who specialise in finance may seek careers in the financial services industry and financial management in corporations and government organisations. For graduates choosing the economics specialisation, opportunities exist as professional economists in the field of banking, finance and international trade.

Master of Finance & business economics Masters study Pathway 2 years Foundation Courses Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) economic principles (M) principles of Finance (M) Quantitative Methods (M) or Intermediate econometrics IId Four applied Finance Courses equity Valuation and Analysis (M) Fixed Income Securities (M) options Futures and risk Management (M) portfolio theory and Management (M) Four applied economics Courses Intermediate Microeconomics A IId Intermediate Macroeconomics IId econometrics IIId International Finance (M) or International trade and Investment policy IId Two Finance OR Two Economics Electives (6 Units) Two General Electives (6 Units) total units 48 • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

*unless exempt all international students are required to take business Communications (M) which will be presented in lieu of an elective.

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pre-requisites and assuMed KnoWLedge
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Many postgraduate courses at the university of adelaide have pre-requisites or assumed knowledge. this means that students need to have achieved a 50 pass in the necessary courses before they can be permitted to enrol in that course. note: a student shall not enrol in any course for which the pre-requisite requirements prescribed in the syllabus have not been met.
subjeCt area ACCtInG ACCtInG ACCtInG ACCtInG ACCtInG ACCtInG Cat no 7009 7014 7018 7019 7020 7023 Course naMe Auditing & Assurance Services (M) Management Accounting (M) public Sector & not-for-profit Accountability (M) Accounting Concepts & Methods (M) Intermediate Financial reporting (M) Advanced Financial Accounting (M)

if a course has assumed knowledge, then the content taught in that course will expand on prior knowledge taught in another course. it is also strongly recommended that you do not take a course without having the ‘assumed Knowledge’ as specified. assumed knowledge for courses is listed on the Course planner.
Pre-requIsIte assuMed knowledGe Accounting Concepts & Methods, Commercial Law & Information Systems Accounting Concepts & Methods At least two accounting specialisation courses principles of Finance, Accounting Concepts & Methods Intermediate Financial reporting principles of Finance, economics principles, Quantitative Method, Accounting Concepts & Methods Accounting Concepts & Methods At least two courses at specialisation level

CoMMerCe CoMMerCe CoMMerCe CoMMerCe CoMMGMt CoMMGMt CoMMGMt CoMMGMt CoMMGMt

7021 7033 7036 7041 7006 7007 7008 7013 7014

Commerce Law & Information Systems (M) Quantitative Methods (M) Knowledge Management & Measurement (M) business Communications (M) organisational behaviour (M) Strategic Management (M) Management practice (M) Strategic evaluation & Control (M) Strategic Compensation Management (M)

Management practice – concurrent enrolment permitted

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subjeCt area CoMMLAW CoMMLAW CoMMLAW CorpFIn CorpFIn CorFpIn CorpFIn CorpFIn

Cat no 7011 7013 7016 7005 7017 7019 7020 7021

Course naMe Corporate Law (M) Income taxation (M) business taxation & GSt (M) principles of Finance (M) Financial Statement Analysis (M) portfolio theory & Management (M) options, Future & risk Management (M) Corporate Investment & Strategy (M)

Pre-requIsIte

assuMed knowledGe Commercial Law & Information Systems

Corporate Law
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Income taxation principles of Finance, Accounting Concepts & Methods principles of Finance, equity Valuation & Analysis, Fixed Income Securities principles of Finance, equity Valuation & Analysis principles of Finance, economics principles, Quantitative Method, Accounting Concepts & Methods principles of Finance, economics principles, Quantitative Method, Accounting Concepts & Methods economic principles, Quantitative Methods,

CorpFIn

7022

Corporate Finance theory (M)

CorpFIn CorpFIn CorpFIn CorpFIn CorpFIn CorpFIn eCon eCon IntbuS IntbuS IntbuS

7023 7039 7040 7042 7045 6000 7200 7201 7500 7501 7502

Financial Modelling techniques (M) equity Valuation & Analysis (M) Fixed Income Securities (M) treasury & Financial risk Management (M) Wealth Management in China Industry research project (M) economic principles (M) International Finance (M) theory & practice of International business (M) Contemporary Issues in International business (M) doing business in Asia (M) theory & practice of International business, economic principles in International business Contemporary Issues in International business restricted to only M.Com students who have completed all foundation courses principles of Finance or Managerial Finance + all foundation courses of M.Com or MbA Accounting Concepts & Methods, principles of Finance, principles of Finance two finance specialisation courses two finance specialisation courses principles of Finance CorpFIn 7005 or MAnAGeMt 7101, plus all other foundation courses of M.Com or MbA

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subjeCt area IntbuS IntbuS

Cat no 7503 7505

Course naMe International entrepreneurship & Innovation (M) research project in International business (M)

Pre-requIsIte theory & practice of International business theory & practice of International business, economic principles in International business, International trade & Investment policy IId, Cross Cultural Management & negotiation. theory & practice of International business

assuMed knowledGe

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IntbuS MArKetnG MArKetnG MArKetnG MArKetnG MArKetnG MArKetnG MArKetnG MArKetnG

7506 7005 7023 7024 7025 7026 7030 7032 7034

International business Strategy (M) Marketing principles (M) Consumer buying behaviour (M) developing Global Markets (M) Integrated Marketing Communications (M) Marketing research for decision Makers (M) Marketing ethics (M) Strategic Marketing (M) Supply Chain Logistics (M)

Marketing principles Marketing principles and one other marketing course Marketing principles, Consumer behaviour Marketing principles, Consumer behaviour two marketing specialisation courses Capstone course – to be undertaken in the last semester of marketing program

a student shall not enrol in any course for which the pre-requisite requirements prescribed in the syllabus have not been met.

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Your proFessions postgraduate Hub
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Computer Labs the professions pg Hub computing labs are located on levels 1 and 2 of neXus 10. the computer labs are available 24 hours and provide students with access to computing facilities for completing assignments and tutorial work. to access these labs after hours, you will need your student id card. printing printers are available in the computer labs. When using any computer in any computer suite, if you notice a printer is not working, you should contact its by using the phone next to the printer and dialling 8313 3000 or emailing the help desk. Wireless internet the professions Hub has wireless internet access throughout the building more information on the wireless network, including configuration, services and support can be found by visiting the website.

serviCes
the professions postgraduate Hub, or pg Hub, is an exclusive service for students enrolled in business, economics and education. Front Counter – open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm the pg Hub front counter offers a range of services, including help with enrolment, study plans, completing forms and critical date information. You can also book appointments with program advisers here as well as have answered any general enquiries.. at the front counter, you can seek advice about: • Specific programs from Program Advisers • Overseas study • Questions specific to international students from our International Executive Officer, such as advanced standing

enroLMent
Visit our easy to use enrolment website to help you with the enrolment process!

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CoMputers avaiLabLe around tHe rest oF tHe universitY

Your pLaCes to reLaX and studY
the postgraduate Hub is open 24 hours. all you need to do is swipe your card to enter!
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Computer and study areas

Toilets

PG Kitchen
Barr Smith Library 24 hour suite: 30 computers Rest of library: various times available

Stairs down to ground floor and basement study area

Stairs

Hub Central 200+ computers Open 24 hours

Plaza (Hub Central)

BankSA Room
(Teaching purposes only)

Postgraduate Foyer
Lounges, study tables and short-term computers. Open 24 hours

Professions Student Hub 40 computers Open 24 hours First Year Learning Centre: 21 computers Mon-Fri 7am-7pm Level 2 Computer Labs: 200+ computers Mon-Fri 7am-7pm

Toilets Santos Room Santos Room

PG Front Counter
Open Mon-Fri 9am–5pm

(Teaching purposes only) (Teaching purposes only)

Security House 233 North Terrace Basement: 64 computers Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Level 1: 20 computers Open 24 hours

Professions Student Hub

Professions Learning Centre (PLC) Offices

Security House

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Your pLaCes to reLaX and studY
doWnstairs: the postgraduate Hub is open 24 hours. all you need to do is swipe your card to enter!
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Cafe
• Outdoor and indoor seating areas • Monday to Thursday 8am–6.30pm • Friday 8am–5pm • Closed weekends & public holidays

UG Front Counter
• Monday to Friday 9am–5pm

Professions Hub Foyer
• Lounges, study tables and short term computers • Open 24 hours

proFessions Learning Centre
business Hours: Monday to Friday 9am–5pm
STAIRS Down to Professions Hub Basement
• Red, blue and green seminar rooms • Quiet study area with study booths and lounges • Open 24 hours

Outside seated area with data and electricty ports

Located on Level 1, neXus 10, Majoribanks Wing the professions Learning Centre provides learning and academic support to all postgraduate coursework students, such as: • How to structure your assignments • Written language structures • Listening and note-taking skills • Time management • Examination preparation • Writing a covering letter and CV Just email the professions Learning Centre to make an appointment time, or visit the website.

LIFTS Up to Level 2 Computer Suites

Assignment Dropboxes

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CoMMuniCation sKiLLs guide
download your copy of the Communication skills guide or grab a hard copy from the professions pg Hub. it has been designed to help you when it comes to writing and presenting assessment pieces, such as writing short answer questions and how to structure various forms of assessment.

proFessions Hub bLog
Constantly updated, the professions hub blog is full of event info and important information.

Website
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the official website of the professions postgraduate hub. Here you will find your enrolment information, all downloads and forms and much, much more. Video walk-through of the postgraduate Facilities:

ContaCting tHe proFessions pg Hub
FaCe-to-FaCe support
the profession’s pg Hub administrative staff can provide you with general advice and information on your program, while course specific questions can be answered by a program adviser. to make an appointment with a program adviser, contact the Hub via email, phone or come and see us at the front counter. office Hours: Monday to Friday , 9am–5pm, including semester breaks. Location: Level 1, Marjoribanks Wing of neXus 10 (Corner of pulteney and north terrace)

pHone
Want to speak to someone but can’t come in to the professions pg Hub? phone: 8313 6455 or 8313 0718 Monday to Friday 9am–5pm.

eMaiL
pghub@adelaide.edu.au if you can’t find your answer on our website, you can email your question to pghub@adelaide.edu.au. You will receive a response from a staff member within 2 business days.

FaCebooK and tWitter
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Your aCadeMiC studY
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enroLMent
For information on how to enrol please visit the pg hub webpage.

studY Modes, ContaCt Hours and WorKLoad
postgraduate coursework courses generally have three hours of contact each per week, either in the form of one-two hour lecture and one tutorial or one three-hour lecture. although your ‘contact hours’ may appear minimal, if you are enrolled full time you are expected to dedicate yourself to a 48-hour week of study, and carefully plan ‘non-contact’ hours to complete set readings and assignments and prepare for examinations. tutorials take the form of small discussion groups. tutorials are a crucial component of learning and in some cases tutorial attendance and participation are assessable components. You will need to choose tutorial times when you enrol and cannot add or change tutorials after week 2 except under exceptional circumstances (for example, tutorial cancellations).

CHoosing Courses & FoLLoWing Your studY pLan
it is important that you plan and organise your enrolment carefully. in planning your enrolment, you must follow the study plans provided to you by the professions pg Hub. Core courses must be completed first in order for you to have the base knowledge to continue successfully in your program. if you are unsure, you can check what courses to enrol into by visiting the professions pg hub study plan webpage. it is also imperative that you check the pre-requisites and assumed knowledge as some courses must be completed before others.

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business CoMMuniCations (M)
the business Communications course has been designed to develop the academic literacy skills of students who have english as an additional Language (eaL). the focus of the course is on the development of student’s communication skills which they require to be successful in the workplace. unless exempted, all international students are required to undertake business Communications (M) which will be presented in lieu of an elective.

each assignment box is labelled, so please make sure that you place your assignments in the correct labelled box. When submitting an assignment, it must be accompanied by a signed cover sheet. Most assignments are handed back to students in class. You will need to collect your assignment within two weeks of the date your assignment is made available. once this date has passed, assignments will then be made available for pick-up from the professions pg Hub, where they will be held until the end of each semester. overdue assignments should be submitted in the late submission box by the drop boxes, or can be submitted over the front counter. You can download an assignment cover sheet here or find one on your usb!

prizes
there are a number of academic prizes available for postgraduate students. Visit the website for a list of more information.

aCadeMiC integritY
as a student of the university, it is important that you are familiar with the academic honesty & assessment obligations Coursework student policy, which includes issues associated with plagiarism and cheating in exams and, in turn, your responsibilities. the university has devised a list of resources to help you with your studies, such as strategies to avoid plagiarism. in the pg Hub, you also have access to an academic integrity officer if you would like to speak to someone directly, and can make an appointment at the front counter.

eXaMinations
at the end of each semester, many courses require you to sit an exam. the official examination timetable will be available on the web towards the end of each semester. university staff are not permitted to provide examination times to you over the telephone or in response to your personal enquiries. You are strongly advised to remain in adelaide until the end of the supplementary examination period.

unsatisFaCtorY aCadeMiC progress
the university monitors your academic progress so that it can assist you in the successful completion of your program. to learn more about this, review the university’s unsatisfactory academic progress policy.

graduations
the graduations office will notify students of their eligibility or ineligibility to graduate via access adelaide. students who are eligible must confirm their attendance option to have a parchment issued. refer to the graduation website for the more information.

assignMent drop boXes
the drop boxes are where you submit your assignments on or before the due date. the assignment submission boxes are located on the ground floor, adjacent to the ground floor lifts.

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Your eXperienCe
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studY abroard and student eXCHange
studying abroad and exchange programs offer an exciting and unique opportunity for you to earn your degree while immersing yourself in a different culture and possibly learning a new language. the pg Hub encourages business, economics and education postgraduate students to undertake part of their academic studies at some of the world’s most highly ranked universities, with whom we have an exchange partnership agreement. this international study experience can be counted as credit towards your postgraduate program.

WHY go on a studY abroad & student eXCHange?
Here are just some of the reasons why you should go overseas: • An opportunity to study in an international tertiary environment • Experience studying at one of the world’s top ranking universities • Gain a global perspective of politics, inter-cultural negotiation, institutions and markets and corporate sustainability • Establish an international network of friends and contacts • Open doors for career opportunities abroad • Provide a choice of a variety of elective offerings and specialisations

aM i eLigibLe?
to be eligible for an exchange, you need to have: • Completed at least 12 units of your program prior to going on exchange • Successfully completed or will be finishing all core courses before departure to exchange institution • Strong academic record of at least a Credit (65%) average so as you begin your first year, don’t forget to keep overseas study in the back of your mind! Visit the website for more information.

HoW Long is an internationaL eXCHange and WHere Can i go?
exchange programs vary from 2 weeks to a full semester, with the option to credit either 2–4 courses towards your postgraduate degree.

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studY tour
We offer short-term study tour programs for students who are not able to spend an entire semester abroad but are still interested in gaining an international study experience. they are in various disciplines and to several destinations each year to allow you to study a variety of disciplines in a fun and educational setting. this international study experience can be counted as credit towards your postgraduate program. For more information, come into the Hub and chat to the international executive officer or send an email! Video of student testimonial:

internsHips
undertaking a professions internship provides you with invaluable experience in your field that you can’t achieve in the classroom. it is also a great way to build industry networks when you begin looking for employment and life after university. “The internship brought together a number of concepts from my undergraduate studies, but the transferable skills I gained were far more valuable: liaising with industry leaders, dealing with an ever-changing workload, and working to a deadline.” Hamish ninham, student intern, department of trade and economic development (dted) the university of adelaide has ties with a wide variety of industries and organisations, from large to small enterprises, government, not-For-profit and other ngo’s. “I am very satisfied with the way our intern fitted in to the Axios workplace. They demonstrated a high level of professionalism at all times – always punctual, communicated appropriately and worked diligently. This research project will be of great benefit to Axios.” Matt Larwood, general Manager, aXios it the Faculty of the professions has developed a competitive internships program for students in business & economics in the penultimate or final year or their degree. if you’re a postgraduate student we would consider you in the final year or semester of your degree program. For more information on how the internship program works and to find details on how to register your interest in being shortlisted for these opportunities, go to the Faculty of the professions internship program website the university of adelaide’s office for Community engagement also runs a number of internship programs that give postgraduate students the opportunity to integrate into a structured workplace experience using their knowledge and skills gained through their studies. if you are interested in applying to one of their programs or for further information please visit the website.

pg Mentor prograM
the mentoring program offers first year postgraduate students in business, economics and education the chance to benefit from the experiences of senior postgraduate students. the program incorporates social activities and practical information sessions for students. there will be all sorts of fun and interesting activities in 2012, so stay tuned and check your inbox for upcoming events! For more information and how to be involved visit the website.

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The Adelaide Business Students’ Society
The ABSS is the main student body for the University of Adelaide’s Business School Students. ABSS runs both professional and social events, ranging from careers nights and BBQs to end of term celebrations and the Business Students’ Ball. Go to our website: www.abss.org.au or like us on Facebook.

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aLuMni
adelaide onLion is a professional networking site that provides opportunities for university of adelaide alumni to connect with the university and fellow alumni within a safe and secure online environment. the main features of adelaide onLion include: • Alumni Search facility • Career Centre (job search, post a resume, find an employee) • Perpetual Email forwarding service • Exclusive Alumni Benefits and more. Who is eligible? adelaide onLion is open to graduates, current and former staff and current and former students of the university.

proFessionaL bodies
during your studies, you may be interested in some of the professional bodies who support the Faculty of the professions. aCCounting Cpa australia Chartered accounts (Ca) australia FinanCe CFa australia (Chartered Financial analysist)

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academic transcript – Your academic transcript contains the complete record of all of the courses that you have studied and the grades that you have received at the university of adelaide. academic Year – the academic year (or academic cycle) is divided into two 12–13 week semesters, each followed by an examination period. semester 1 runs from late February to mid June, and semester 2 from late July to early november. there is a two-week mid-semester break in each semester. access adelaide – access adelaide is a web-based information interface for students and academic teaching staff. students use access adelaide to enrol online, change contact details, view personal information, view examination times, obtain official results and enter graduation details. advanced standing – similar to recognition of prior study or recognition of prior learning that may lead to a student being granted admission to a program at an advanced level. bachelor’s degree – the bachelor’s degree is an undergraduate award requiring successful completion of 72–144 units of credit (depending upon the award requirements). Census date – the last day a student can withdraw from a course(s) without incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees. Class – Within each course there are classes that students enrol into. these are identified by the class number. such classes could be lectures, tutorials or practicals etc. Class number – unique identifying number for individual classes (lectures and tutorials) used when enrolling in a class at a specific day, time and location. Combined degree – a combined degree is an academic program that leads to the award of one university of adelaide degree that includes components from two degree programs and satisfies the minimum requirements of one but not both individual degrees. upon graduation a single parchment will be received, awarding only the Combined degree. the award is economical in terms of time and expense, but generally allows for little or no elective study. those who wish to complete more than one award can study two degrees concurrently,

but the combined and double degree pathways do provide packages that can generally be completed in less time and with fewer courses than if the awards were being studied concurrently. see also double degree. Concurrent degree – this is similar to a double degree in that the assembly entitles the graduate to two separate degrees. it differs in that the assembly is ‘built’ by the student over time, first gaining entry to one of the degree programs and, at a later time, gaining entry to another program. Concurrent degrees generally have no guarantee of a particular length of time in which the award is achievable and are not nominated as ‘double degrees’ with their own admission Centre code. over time some of these constructions become formalised as double degrees as institutions realise that many students wish to take those particular pathways. Core course – Compulsory courses which must be passed in order for the student to graduate from a program of study. Co-requisite – a course that must be studied in the same semester as another, usually related or dependent, course. Credit for previous study – in some cases students may receive credit for previous tertiary study (also referred to as advanced standing/status/exemptions) on the basis of studies successfully completed at another institution. this is particularly the case with studies taken at other universities, but some taFe studies are also accepted for credit towards university programs. degree – a degree is any of a wide range of university programs, including bachelor, Honours, Masters and other awards, also called a program. discipline – discipline is a term used interchangeably with ‘area of study’. double degree – this term is often used loosely to describe the assembling of two different degrees. the arrangement provides for broad career options and great depth, however some students undertaking these degrees may not be able to select all the courses they want to do due to timetable restrictions. However, they may extend the length of their program to capture their preferred courses. the sataC guide makes it clear which stream leads to a combined award and which to a double, using stream codes. see also Combined degree.

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Faculty – the university is sectioned into principal academic divisions in which teaching and research are conducted and are called ‘faculties’. there are five academic faculties that make up the university of adelaide. grade point average (gpa) – Your gpa is the average of the grades obtained in all courses, weighted by the unit value of each course. if you are enrolled in more than one program, you will have a program gpa for each, calculated using the final grades for the courses associated with each program. honours degree – obtaining an honours award involves an additional full-time year of study (or equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or additional study with a research element included in the final year (or years) of a bachelor program. Lecture – a lecture is an oral and audio-visual presentation, usually given by a subject matter expert (the lecturer), intended to convey critical information, history, background, theories and equations to a group of people about a particular subject area relevant to a course of study. Lectures run from 50 minutes up to two hours in length and can contain anywhere from 2-200 people. students are expected to listen carefully and take notes with little guidance from the lecturer in identifying what should be recorded. Lecturer – Lecturers are instructors or presenters that deliver information to groups of students in a lecture or seminar setting. they are similar to tutors, as most lecturers also teach. Major – a major is a part of an academic program consisting of a set of defined courses, from a recognised discipline area and, if appropriate, supporting courses from other discipline areas, which form a significant part of an academic program. students select and transfer between majors according to their selection of units of study. one or more majors may be prescribed in order to satisfy course requirements. Myuni – Myuni is a personalised online space for students. it delivers information and services directly through a central location, while also allowing users to customise certain information. students are able to access details such as examination seat numbers, results, timetables and enrolment variations. parchment – a parchment is the official certification of a student’s completion of a degree, diploma or certificate. it contains the signatures of the Chancellor and vice-Chancellor, and bears the official seal of the university. plan (or academic plan; study plan) – each program must have at least one defined plan. a plan defines each of the specialisations/streams which might be available in a degree/

diploma. as a result of this specialisation, you are required to complete a number of core courses and may have some choice of non-core courses (or electives). as you move through each semester of study, the plan should indicate the units that you have completed, the courses that you are currently studying, and those you are still yet to complete for your selected majors, sub-majors or minors. plans are also used when applying for exchange study or credit for previous study to demonstrate how a specific course or unit of study fits into a prescribed plan of study. postgraduate – postgraduate students have completed an undergraduate qualification such as a bachelor’s degree and are continuing their studies by completing an award such as a graduate Certificate, graduate diploma, Masters degree, phd or doctorate. program – program is the award you are working towards. it is made up of courses, each of which are attributed a unit value. to earn your award, you need to have successfully completed a certain number of study units. the way these are put together for your award is called your ‘program’. see also degree. school – Faculties are divided into schools, which are defined by disciplines. For example, the Faculty of the professions has five schools. business, economics, education, architecture and Law. transition – movement or change from one state to another. For example, the transition from school to university, or from first year to second year, or undergraduate to postgraduate. true double degree – to be accurate, a double degree is such an assembly that has been identified by the institution as being an approved combination, one that can be done within a certain number of years of full-time study, given the timetabling limitations of the institution. in this process, cross credit is awarded between the degrees for subjects undertaken in each. this enables the student to complete their studies with less expense than would be necessary if they were to undertake a Concurrent degree. the assembly entitles the graduate to the award of two separate degrees. undergraduate – a student studying a foundation university program, such as a bachelor’s degree. students who go on to do Honours are classified as graduate students, having completed an undergraduate program. unified – unified is the student portal that allows you access access adelaide, Myuni and your student email all with a single log in. units – each course is given a unit value and each program requires the accumulation of a total number of units according to the degree pattern.

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