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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
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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 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.
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.
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
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
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'.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
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|GSBS6002||Foundations of Business Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6130||Corporate Finance||10 units|
|GSBS6140||Investment Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6142||Derivatives and Risk Management||10 units|
|GSBS6143||Applied Portfolio Management||10 units|
|GSBS6144||Financial Institutions Management||10 units|
|GSBS6145||International Financial Management||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Financial and Management Accounting||10 units|
|GSBS6506||Financial Statement Analysis||10 units|
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.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6012||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||10 units|
|GSBS6410||Economics of Competitive Advantage||10 units|
|GSBS6484||Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility||10 units|
|GSBS6516||Ethics in Financial Services||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6517||Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LEGL6006||Financial Service Regulations and Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
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.
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.
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.
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