Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Duration

2 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: 40145
CRICOS code: 084250J

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Applied Finance

Program handbook

Description

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

Details

Information correct as at24th May 2018 6:41am
Program code40145
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 2 years full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code084250J

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Admission information

Admission requirements

There are two pathways into the Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance.

Direct entry into the Masters Program (160 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 4 year Bachelor (Honours) Degree; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing + 2 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in a related field + 3 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 5 years organisational experience.

Students entering via this pathway 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.

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 and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

160 units

Program duration

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

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

Students are required to complete 160 units (sixteen courses) including 150 units (fifteen courses) of Core Courses and 10 units (one course) from the 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

Students wishing to transfer to this program from the program 12397 should contact a Program Advisor by email 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

Students must complete all core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
10 units
GSBS6002Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6005Marketing Management and Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6060Strategic Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6130Corporate Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6140Investment Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6142Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6143Applied Portfolio Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6144Financial Institutions Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6145International Financial Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6506Financial Statement Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6514Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Directed Courses

Students must choose 10 units from the directed course list

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6150Individual Financial Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6410Economics of Competitive Advantage
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.


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