Postgraduate program Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
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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

Program handbook

Description

This program provides graduates from diverse undergraduate disciplines with training and analytical skills in finance. Students will gain core financial management skills, an understanding of Australian and international financial markets, knowledge of derivative assets and markets, analytical skills for interpreting and analysing developments in finance practice, and applied knowledge of various specialised aspects of the finance industry.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Communicate complex financial information and outcomes orally
  • Communicate complex financial information and outcomes in writing to various audiences
  • Work effectively in a team-based environment to apply the principals and methods of finance in a scholarly and professional context
  • Engage in high-level critical thinking and analytical problem-solving
  • Demonstrate specialised knowledge of complex theory and models relevant to applied finance and master their application
  • Apply research theories, principles and methodologies to financial decision making

Details

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Program code11198
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Certificate

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 0.5 years full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code032749A

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Admission information

Admission requirements

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.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

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.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

40 units

Program duration

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

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance requires completion of 40 units - 30 units of Core courses + 10 units of Directed courses.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

Program Structure Change – Trimester 2, 2020

The following changes to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance were implemented from Trimester 2, 2020:

•    Program structure changed from 40 units of Core courses to 30 units of Core courses + 10 units Directed courses•    GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty was moved from the Core course list to the Directed course list•    GSBS6003 Globalisation and GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation were added to the Directed course list

Any student who had completed GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty as a Core course will now count GSBS6001 as a Directed course toward their program.

If you have any questions about this change please contact your Program Advisor at programadvice@newcastle.edu.au


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6002Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6130Corporate Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the Directed Course List.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


International students

International students will be supported by the University and the Newcastle Business School current support mechanisms.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

Domestic Students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NGSB in liaison with the Student Support Unit.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umulliko. Students from rural and isolated areas and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds will be supported through existing University and NGSB support structures.

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