Have you thought about your Summer plans yet? The UTS business School will be hosting 50 subjects during Summer which are suitable for a whole range of students, especially if you’re studying in the areas of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing. Scroll through the subjects below to see what appeals to you, and find out more about what the Business school will be offering during Summer at UTS.

Important: If you decide to withdraw from a spring session subject, you will not be able to re-enrol. Please consider this as the summer session class may already be full.

All subjects available.

These subjects will broaden your academic experience and are generally available as electives in your course.Use these subjects to broaden your academic experience. Refer to the UTS handbook for more information.  

Usually available as electives in your course, internships and industry work opportunities are a great way to gain valuable experience and develop your skills while you’re studying. Please check the availability of internship subjects in your course listing in the handbook.

Work experience subjects are a compulsory part of your course. Find out what it’s like to work in your industry whilst gaining relevant knowledge throughout your UTS course.

These subjects have been developed to assist you in improving upon your current skills in various areas that are relevant to your studies. These subjects do not hold a credit point value.

Consider giving your degree a real international edge. Going on Exchange will enhance your understanding of language, culture and context of your chosen country.

HELPS provides non-credit point English language and academic literacy support to UTS undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Learn competencies that will assist you on your career path. Short Courses do not contribute to your current degree, but will provide you with professional skills that can be applied to the real world.

Accounting for Business Decisions B (22207)

This subject develops students’ understanding and application of accounting information in more complex business scenarios; partnerships and companies. It also develops the use of accounting information internally by management, expanding the factors needed to be considered including the skills to facilitate and enhance decision making, accountability and control. Ethical implications of decisions are considered throughout the subject.

Accounting for Managerial Decisions (22747)

This subject aims to expose students to the nature and use of accounting information as used by managers to plan and control business operations as well as for decision support. The subject is intended to prepare students to understand and use accounting information for decision support, analysing historical operations and planning future business activity. It provides a sound grounding in the application of accounting concepts and techniques used to gain intelligence about all aspects of business operations.
The topics comprise a mix of financial and management accounting. The financial accounting topics concern the basic financial statements, their analysis, and the concepts and procedures that underpin their preparation. The management accounting topics relate to cost and profit planning, and the use and application of financial information to support management decision activity for both routine and non-routine business situations.

Accounting for New Ventures (22910)

This subject, partially delivered online, develops accounting knowledge and skills for entrepreneurs. The topics covered provide a basic understanding of accounting concepts and help plan and deliver accounting related aspects for early ventures and small businesses. Students learn how to read and interpret accounting and financial statements, analyse financial performance, develop budgets and manage cash flows.

Audit and Assurance (22011)

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Auditing and Assurance Services (22730)

This subject addresses the provision of assurance services. It focuses mainly on the attest services offered by auditors to provide credibility of information in company and other organisational financial statements. The subject studies the audit process of understanding clients’ operations and risks, analytical review, and the pivotal importance of evaluating the quality of client internal control and internal control in a COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) framework. The subject provides an understanding of professional, ethical and legal requirements and responsibilities in completing and reporting on assurance tasks. It is accredited by professional accounting bodies.

Business Internship (21999)

In this subject, students undertake an internship with an organisation in a capacity relevant to their academic studies. This assists in developing employment skills, knowledge and contacts which can contribute to their career goals. Through their internship, students are exposed to the professional functions and activities relevant to their field of study (major). A written reflection and report on the outcomes of the internship is required. Students must undertake at least 210 hours of work with a host organisation, which is equivalent to six weeks or 30 days of full-time experience.
The terms and timeframe of the experience are flexible and may be negotiated between the student and host organisation. The internship must be based on an agreed and approved program of work which aims to achieve predetermined learning objectives. Students must achieve a minimum overall weighted average mark of 55 to enrol in this subject. It is the responsibility of students to source their own internship. Students must enrol in this subject prior to undertaking an internship.

Business Internship (22999)

In this subject, students undertake an internship with an organisation in a capacity relevant to their academic studies. This assists in developing employment skills, knowledge and contacts which can contribute to their career goals. Through their internship, students are exposed to the professional functions and activities relevant to their field of study (major). A written reflection and report on the outcomes of the internship is required. Students must undertake at least 210 hours of work with a host organisation, which is equivalent to six weeks or 30 days of full-time experience.
The terms and time frame of the experience are flexible and may be negotiated between the student and host organisation. The internship must be based on an agreed and approved program of work which aims to achieve predetermined learning objectives. Students must achieve a minimum overall weighted average mark of 55 to enrol in this subject. It is the responsibility of students to source their own internship. Students must enrol in this subject prior to undertaking an internship.

Business Internship (23999)

In this subject, students undertake an internship with an organisation in a capacity relevant to their academic studies. This assists in developing employment skills, knowledge and contacts which can contribute to their career goals. Through their internship, students are exposed to the professional functions and activities relevant to their field of study (major). A written reflection and report on the outcomes of the internship is required. Students must undertake at least 210 hours of work with a host organisation, which is equivalent to six weeks or 30 days of full-time experience.
The terms and timeframe of the experience are flexible and may be negotiated between the student and host organisation. The internship must be based on an agreed and approved program of work which aims to achieve predetermined learning objectives. Students must achieve a minimum overall weighted average mark of 55 to enrol in this subject. It is the responsibility of students to source their own internship. Students must enrol in this subject prior to undertaking an internship.

Business Internship (24999)

In this subject, students undertake an internship with an organisation in a capacity relevant to their academic studies. This assists in developing employment skills, knowledge and contacts which can contribute to their career goals. Through their internship, students are exposed to the professional functions and activities relevant to their field of study (major). A written reflection and report on the outcomes of the internship is required. Students must undertake at least 210 hours of work with a host organisation, which is equivalent to six weeks or 30 days of full-time experience.
The terms and timeframe of the experience are flexible and may be negotiated between the student and host organisation. The internship must be based on an agreed and approved program of work which aims to achieve predetermined learning objectives. Students must achieve a minimum overall weighted average mark of 55 to enrol in this subject. It is the responsibility of students to source their own internship. Students must enrol in this subject prior to undertaking an internship.

Business Internship (25999)

In this subject, students undertake an internship with an organisation in a capacity relevant to their academic studies. This assists in developing employment skills, knowledge and contacts which can contribute to their career goals. Through their internship, students are exposed to the professional functions and activities relevant to their field of study (major). A written reflection and report on the outcomes of the internship is required. Students must undertake at least 210 hours of work with a host organisation, which is equivalent to six weeks or 30 days of full-time experience.
The terms and timeframe of the experience are flexible and may be negotiated between the student and host organisation. The internship must be based on an agreed and approved program of work which aims to achieve predetermined learning objectives. Students must achieve a minimum overall weighted average mark of 55 to enrol in this subject. It is the responsibility of students to source their own internship. Students must enrol in this subject prior to undertaking an internship.

Business Statistics (26134)

This subject is designed to develop students’ abilities to assess and critically interpret statistics and business information, and apply them in changing business environments. The subject places strong emphasis on developing a clear theoretical understanding of various analytical tools as well as an appreciation of the application of statistics to business decisions. These skills and competencies provide a foundation for professional practice for further study in the many different majors of the degree.

Business Valuation and Financial Analysis (22743)

The aim of this subject is to demonstrate and apply a framework for business analysis and valuation using financial statement data. The emphasis is on translating the tools of business analysis and valuation into practical situations. To achieve this, the subject is relatively case intensive, with this method used to develop key skills as well as demonstrating their application. The subject is intended for students interested in business consulting, investment banking, business analysis and corporate lending. Given the increasing trend towards a business analysis-based approach to auditing and assurance services, it is also relevant to those interested in public accounting.

Computational Methods and Model Implementation (25853)

This subject develops skills to solve computational problems arising in quantitative finance. It investigates solutions for risk management, derivatives pricing, equity and yield curve analysis, focusing on model implementation and calibration to market data. Models are implemented on a Microsoft Excel platform (including Visual Basic) and in C++.

Computational Methods and Model Implementation (25871)

This subject develops practical skills to solve computational problems arising in quantitative finance. It investigates solutions for risk management, derivatives pricing, equity and yield curve analysis, focusing on model implementation, estimation and calibration to market data. Models are implemented in a spreadsheet application and in an industry-standard, non-proprietary programming language, using object-oriented and generic programming features. There is a research project component to the subject which is undertaken as an assessment task.

Corporate Accounting (22754)

This subject examines the institutional and legal framework of modern Australian financial accounting. The main topics include accounting for acquisition of assets including business enterprises; valuation and goodwill; consolidated accounts of complex economic entities; accounting for associate companies and joint ventures; and corporate restructuring.

Corporate and Financial Accounting (22009)

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Corporate Finance (25765)

This subject exposes students to advanced corporate financial management by initially considering an economy with no risks and no market imperfections, and then relaxing these assumptions to consider a more realistic economic environment. Topics covered include capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure and valuation, dividend policy, and mergers and acquisition. Particular attention is paid to different tax environments and agency relationships within the firm.

Cost and Management Accounting (22008)

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Cost Management and Analysis (22753)

The management and analysis of costs is fundamental to contemporary management accounting practices. Research shows that effective cost management and analysis practices can provide an organisation with a competitive advantage. This subject provides students with knowledge and skills for a broad range of important cost management and analysis practices. Much of this subject involves structured exercises using Excel spreadsheet modelling.
Topics include the budgeting and forecasting of costs and profits, the modelling and analysis of revenue, and cost behaviours for operational and strategic purposes, and the control of costs using standard and flexible variance analyses. Students are taught how to develop and use Excel spreadsheets. Spreadsheet exercises are embedded throughout the topics and classroom exercises. The subject presents a broad range of exercises based on practical, ‘real-life’ managerial situations, paying particular emphasis to building sustainable organisations.

Data Analytics for Entrepreneurs (25930)

This subject, partially delivered online, develops statistical knowledge and skills for entrepreneurs and innovators. The topics covered provide a basic understanding of statistical concepts to help entrepreneurs to better understand, analyse and interpret data. Students learn how to understand data using descriptive statistics, monitor processes using control charts and to explore relationships between variables using regression analysis. These statistical methodologies are useful for developing data driven start-ups that make evidence-based decisions.

Economics for Business (23115)

This subject provides students with a basic understanding of the economic influences on business. It offers an introductory treatment of consumer and business behaviour in competitive markets, the effects of government policies on market outcomes, and the basic economic concepts used in business analysis and decision-making. It also introduces students to the problem of aggregate economic fluctuations, inflation and the structure of economic relations between countries. Economics for Business also equips students with basic analytical skills to examine the impact of these macroeconomic forces on business conditions and to communicate the results of their analysis in writing.

Economics for Management (23706)

This subject comprises two parts which deal with the fundamental principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics as they relate to business management. The macroeconomics part of the subject is concerned with the larger-scale aspects of the economic systems in which businesses operate. It examines the determinants of gross domestic product, the behaviour of the general price level and inflation, unemployment, and the forces that affect the general rate of interest. Attention is also given to the nature, rationale and impact of government policies on the macroeconomic environment and business conditions.
The microeconomics part of the subject examines the forces of supply and demand, consumer behaviour, the nature of production costs, price-setting by firms in a range of market types, and the rationale for and fundamental forces affecting international trade.

Entrepreneurial Finance (25920)

This subject, partially delivered online, develops financial management knowledge and skills for entrepreneurs. The topics covered provide a basic understanding of key finance concepts and help plan and deliver financial management related aspects of early ventures and small businesses. Students learn the financial mathematics relevant for asset valuation and capital budgeting processes, as well as how financial and accounting information is used to support strategic decision making for early ventures and innovation initiatives.

Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales (24910)

This subject, partially delivered online, develops marketing and sales knowledge and skills for entrepreneurs. The topics covered provide a basic understanding of concepts including customer behaviour and experiences, market analysis, segmentation, marketing strategy and planning as well as sales, networking and the role of social media. Students learn how, in early-stage enterprises, marketing and sales are used to develop markets, products and services.

Ethics in Finance (25602)

Ethical practices instil a public trust in the fairness of markets, allowing them to function efficiently. Additionally, ethical practices by finance and investment professionals benefit all market participants and stakeholders, and lead to increased investor confidence in global capital markets.
The perspectives acquired in this subject are useful to students in their place of work, as a framework for ethical conduct in the investment profession is presented by focusing on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. Citing examples of the scandals that have shaken public confidence in the ethics of Wall Street, this subject explains the importance of ethics in the operation of financial institutions and in the personal conduct of finance professionals.

Event Management (21640)

This subject deals with the festival and special event project management process. This process involves a series of sequential steps, specifically: initiation, planning, implementation, employment of control and monitoring systems, and evaluation and legacy management. In discussing these steps, those factors that act to condition how they are undertaken are addressed, including considerations linked to ethical and socially responsible business practice. The primary intent of this subject is to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to both plan and deliver events of various types and scale, and to critique current practice.

Exchange Subject 1 (99863)

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Exchange Subject 2 (99864)

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Exchange Subject 3 (99865)

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Exchange Subject 4 (99866)

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Financial Reporting and Analysis (22748)

The principal aim of this subject is to provide students with the skills and competencies to undertake accounting analysis. Accounting analysis is a tool in performing business analysis using financial statements. In making accounting analyses, students distinguish between the information revealed by management on the firm’s underlying business activities, the sources and effects of distortions of this information that can be induced into the accounting numbers, and the errors that can arise in accounting estimates used in accounting numbers. This is an intermediate level financial accounting subject.

Financial Reporting Issues (22007)

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Financial Statement Analysis (Capstone) (22319)

The aim of this subject is to demonstrate and apply a framework for business analysis and valuation using financial statement data. The emphasis of the course is on translating the tools of business analysis and valuation into practical situations. To achieve this, the subject is relatively case intensive, with this method used to develop key skills as well as demonstrating their application.
The subject is intended for students interested in business consulting, investment banking, business analysis and corporate lending. Given the increasing trend towards a business analysis-based approach to auditing and assurance services, it is also relevant to those interested in public accounting.

Fundamentals of Business Finance (25300)

This subject develops an understanding of the technical and theoretical core concepts of finance and their applications to financial decision-making in the business environment which is required for professional practice. Topics include an overview of financial markets, time value of money, valuation of securities, risk and return, capital budgeting decisions, and financing decisions.

Global Business Practice (26800)

This subject provides a collaborative and practical learning experience for students. The objective is for the participants to develop an in-depth understanding of international business and best practices. The subject focuses on providing students with an appreciation of the impact of global economics and finance on business models and strategies.
The subject integrates the essential analytical skills required for effective decision-making with the presentation skills necessary for successful implementation. Students are expected to work closely with a client, undertake primary research and analyse secondary data sources in order to design strategic business solutions. In addition to its focus on real-world applications of business knowledge and best practices, the subject positions the Executive MBA as a rigorous, forward-thinking and career-oriented program which sets high standards of scholarship.

Global Entrepreneurship (21945)

This subject encourages students to engage with and learn from technology leaders, key professionals and academics as well as major organisations and institutions in their area of interest. With the aim of understanding innovation trajectories and acquiring the depth of knowledge necessary to develop an entrepreneurial proposal, students also study relevant entrepreneurial and innovation practices and mindsets that have led to globally successful ventures.

Innovation by Design (21869)

This subject introduces students to contemporary theories of innovation and entrepreneurship. Central to business and corporate success in the contemporary ‘global high-tech’ economy is the need for innovation, risk-taking and entrepreneurial action. Entrepreneurship, including both the people and processes of organisational creation, is a fundamental dynamic of change in society.
Entrepreneurship is essential to the creation and renewal of economic wealth and well-being. Improvements in the internet, telecommunications and transport have contributed to enhancing entrepreneurial risk-taking. Innovation is the central driving force in tomorrow’s global economy. Innovation in every part of the firm’s systems, operations, culture and organisation is gaining greater importance. Process innovations, too, are increasing in importance. Managing and fostering these innovations continues to be a key managerial challenge.

International Exchange Subject 1 (99021)

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International Exchange Subject 2 (99022)

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International Exchange Subject 3 (99023)

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International Exchange Subject 4 (99024)

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International Management Field Study (21595)

This subject enables students to undertake a focused overseas study tour, during which the business, management and cultural practices of a selected country are researched and experienced. Through this, students gain first-hand exposure to the various business and international management theories that have been studied in their course.
The subject involves pre-departure briefings and lessons, as well as a mixture of in-country activities that may include visits to businesses, talks by business leaders and trade officials, tours of culturally significant venues, and/or time to explore freely. Feedback from previous students suggests that they have found the subject personally rewarding because, in the course of experiencing business, culture and travel in a foreign country, individuals discover capacities for leadership, collaborative support, and problem solving in themselves that might not emerge in a classroom.

This subject involves overseas travel and students taking this subject incur travel costs, which are in addition to the normal study fee. The faculty endeavours to keep travel costs as low as possible by negotiating group rates with airlines, hotels and other providers. To ensure the affordability of the study tour, it is only run if a sufficient number of students enrol and commit to the subject.

International Marketing (24220)

This subject focuses, in the first instance, on the issues relating to the ways in which firms consider the business opportunities for developing international marketing operations; and then secondly, on how those plans need to be evaluated, researched, developed and then implemented and managed.
Key topics include international market planning and evaluation; target market(s) research; evaluation of competitive advantage; positioning and strategy considerations; marketing plan development, implementation and management; as well as consideration of how such plans need to be integrated within the firm. All of this involves significant consideration of cultural, political, legal and other environmental factors that can facilitate or limit exchanges among, what can be, very diverse sellers and buyers.

Students learn different strategies that can be used in an international context to meet the different needs and wants of customers, while at the same time enabling international marketers to achieve their business goals and objectives. The emphasis in this subject is upon developing critical thinking in relation to international marketing opportunities and the use of marketing related tools to ‘solve’ those opportunities in a commercial environment.

Investment Analysis (25503)

This subject introduces the conceptual and theoretical framework of the portfolio approach to investments. It applies the techniques of mean-variance diversification to portfolio construction and the investment management process. Asset pricing models and their application to investment management are also reviewed. Other topics covered include bond portfolio management, active and passive investment strategies and the measurement of investment performance.

Management Planning and Control (22705)

This subject examines the role of management accounting in the process of planning, control, and performance evaluation of contemporary organisations at corporate, division and functional levels. It discusses what it means to have an organisation be in control, what alternatives managers have for ensuring good control, and how managers should choose from among control system alternatives.

Marketing Foundations (24108)

This subject covers the basic principles of marketing. It develops an understanding of the overall process of marketing planning, implementation and control in the contemporary business environment. It also develops a basic understanding of marketing information systems; market research and marketing ethics; market segmentation; buyer behaviour; product development; and the development of product, distribution, promotion and pricing strategies for both goods and services domestically and internationally. The aforementioned principles of marketing are demonstrated using situations that students will encounter in their professional practice of marketing.

Numerical Methods in Finance (25874)

The subject covers the theoretical and practical aspects of numerical methods for pricing and hedging options. There is a strong emphasis on programming, with students learning how to implement the various techniques themselves.

Quantitative Business Analysis (25622)

The subject provides students with essential knowledge and skills required by downstream subjects in the Bachelor of Business. Students consolidate their mathematical and statistical knowledge, and apply it to financial problems. The subject focuses on developing practical modelling skills sought by financial industry professionals.

Quantitative Portfolio Analysis (25876)

Designed specifically for quantitative finance students, this subject provides a rigorous understanding of portfolio management using quantitative tools. The subject presents advanced techniques and applications in quantitative investment including portfolio construction, portfolio implementation, factor models and performance measurement.
The subject also considers implementation issues on portfolio construction, backtesting and statistical estimation. The subject combines rigorous treatment of the theoretical concepts with extensive practical problems in quantitative portfolio analysis.

Strategic Management (21715)

This subject adopts a holistic strategic approach to the design of innovative business models and the development of integrative processes that promote competitive superiority. This capstone subject integrates and builds on the materials previously studied in the core subjects of the MBA.
The aim of the subject is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for designing and managing strategy processes that can assure the long-term viability and success of enterprises that operate in a highly competitive business environment. The strategy literature supports the adoption of a more creative, strategic and flexible approach to the design of business models. Students are encouraged to design innovative business solutions and develop new problem solving rationales for the formulation of flexible strategies. The students should then be able to understand, communicate and materially contribute to the purpose of an organisation.

The Financial System (25556)

The aim of this subject is to develop an understanding of the operations of a modern financial system, covering its payment, financing and market-risk management activities. Its main topic areas are financial institutions, financial markets (such as stocks, bonds and foreign exchange) and derivatives (such as futures and options).

Venture Planning and Pitching (21943)

This is the capstone subject for the Graduate Certificate in Venture Acceleration in the Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship. The subject is about creating or re-thinking an entrepreneurial proposal around a clear customer need. Students develop the building blocks of their venture by aligning resources, processes and revenue streams with a new value proposition. The aim of this subject is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for designing, testing, improving, and re-designing business models. While applying skills of strategic analysis, planning and decision-making, students work creatively towards a proposal pitch.