The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
Fees

AUD38,260 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

1.5 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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Program code: 12374
CRICOS code: 083518E
CRICOS code: 102237H

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Applied Finance 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
  • Display expertise in the utilisation of information and technology in financial contexts
  • Apply advanced financial management skills that incorporate an in-depth understanding of ethical, professional and regulatory standards, and economic and global issues
  • Apply relevant theories, principles and methodologies to research in financial decision making

Details

Information correct as at28 Nov 2020 11:02 am
Program code12374
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1.5 years full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code083518E, 102237H

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Entry into the Master of Applied Finance will be available for applicants who have:

  • Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, in the discipline; or
  • Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, not in the discipline and 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years' organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or
  • Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following UoN Faculty of Business and Law programs:
    • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
    • Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Marketing
    • Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must apply to the Program Convenor. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.


Professional recognition

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

This program meets the RG146 knowledge and skills requirements of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in the following areas: Financial Planning, Securities, Derivatives, Managed Investments, Foreign Exchange, Superannuation, Deposit products and non-cash payment facilities, Generic Knowledge and Skills. Students wishing to gain ASIC RG146 compliance need to complete the courses listed below: GSBS6140 Investment Analysis GSBS6142 Derivatives and Risk Management GSBS6143 Applied Portfolio Management GSBS6144 Financial Institutions Management GSBS6145 International Financial Management GSBS6150 Individual Financial Planning


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

120 units

Program duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 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 Master of Applied Finance requires completion of 120 units: 90 units of core courses + 30 units of Directed Courses.

Grading of Degree

A Master degree shall be conferred as an Ordinary Degree, except that, in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above, the degree will be conferred 'With Distinction'.


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 Master of Applied Finance were implemented from Trimester 2, 2020:

•    Program structure changed from 100 units of Core courses + 20 units of Directed courses to 90 units of Core courses + 30 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 (however students are only permitted to complete one of either GSBS6003 OR GSBS6012 as a Directed course)

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 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6130Corporate Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6140Investment Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6142Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6143Applied Portfolio Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6144Financial Institutions Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6145International Financial Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6506Financial Statement Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses. Note: Students may complete only one of either GSBS6003 or GSBS6012 toward the 30 unit Directed course requirement.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6150Individual Financial PlanningNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6410Economics of Competitive Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6516Ethics in Financial Services
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6517Behavioural Finance and Client RelationshipsNot currently offered10 units
LEGL6006Financial Service Regulations and Law
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
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

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

International students will be supported by the University and the Newcastle Business School's current support mechanisms.  Students studying offshore will be supported by staff travelling overseas to approved locations to provide intensive face to face instruction.


Additional support

Domestic students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS 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 support structures.