Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about feesAUD 40,240 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about fees
This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business disciplines of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific Applied Finance courses of the Master of Applied Finance. The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors.
The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.
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 analysis 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:
- Effective oral and written skills to communicate complex business management information to a variety of audiences
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Entry into the Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance will be available for applicants who have:
- Bachelor (Honours) Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification; or
- Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent qualification, in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
- Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent qualification, not in a related field and 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
- At least 7 years' relevant 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.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
2 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
Students are required to complete 160 units: 140 units of Core courses + 20 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 Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance were implemented from Trimester 2, 2020:
• Program structure changed from 150 units of Core courses + 10 units of Directed courses to 140 units of Core courses + 20 units Directed courses• GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty was moved from the Core course list 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 email@example.com
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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Students must complete all core courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6002||Foundations of Business Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design||10 units|
|GSBS6005||Marketing Management and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6060||Strategic Management||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|
|GSBS6484||Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility||10 units|
|GSBS6506||Financial Statement Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6514||Leadership in Contemporary Organisations||10 units|
Students must choose 20 units from the directed course list
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6410||Economics of Competitive Advantage||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.
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.
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