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Duration0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.0.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesTrimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021),
FeesLimited Commonwealth supported places are available.
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.5, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 032749A
Program Code11198

Study Applied Finance

Pursuing a career in finance can be challenging, yet rewarding, as it can open up a range of career opportunities and enable you to become a leader in the global business environment. A Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance at the University of Newcastle will equip you with a highly regarded qualification that provides superior fundamental finance knowledge, including high-level analytical skills that are transferable across the finance sector, and can be used to inform decision-making across other areas of business.

The University of Newcastle provides flexible study options. Courses are run in trimesters and students are provided with an opportunity to study at a pace which suits their personal and professional lives.

Why study with us?

  • Further your career in finance - employers in the field of finance are looking for highly qualified candidates. Achieving a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance will increase your employability for financial management positions.
  • Study in the heart of the CBD - study face-to-face in state-of-the art facilities at NUspace in Newcastle.
  • Develop practical skills at your own pace - you will develop and apply your conceptual understanding of key issues in finance to real-world problems, providing you with practical experience that will improve your career potential.
  • Complete your study in less time - this program can be completed in less than one year of full-time study.
  • AACSB Accreditation - the University of Newcastle's Business School (NBS) has received AACSB Accreditation, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

Government subsidised places available

Government subsidised places available

The time is now, study in 2021 and you may be eligible to receive discounts of up to 80% on your course fees.

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AACSB ? accredited business school Find out more
World top 175 ? for business and economics
Top 5 in Australia ? for business administration
World top 150 ? for business administration

What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance focuses on developing fundamental knowledge and skills relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management and corporate treasury strategies.

You will gain an understanding of accounting standards, develop analytical skills for the evaluation of investment opportunities, and acquire knowledge of key institutions within the finance industry.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career

Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is a qualification that provides graduates with the fundamental understanding and practical skills to operate in the financial services sector. With your enhanced knowledge and capabilities, you will be able to produce high quality financial analysis; a commodity in demand in the current business environment.

The program equips students with essential analytical skills and financial management expertise to pursue a career in financial planning, securities analysis, stock brokering, funds management, banking and foreign exchange management just to name a few. This knowledge and skills underpin roles including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Relationship Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Stockbroker

Professional recognition

The Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world's business programs.

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Newcastle City

Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students will be required to successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed. Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.