The University of Newcastle, Australia
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.


0.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 11198
CRICOS code: 032749A

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 transferrable across the finance sector, and can be used to inform decision-making across other areas of business.

Additionally, 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 - you can choose to study face-to-face in state-of-the art facilities at our NeW Space campus in Newcastle or at UON Sydney.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 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
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.