Start dates
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Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face

Duration

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

Start dates
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Duration

2 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 12397
CRICOS code: 084250J

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.


Details

Information correct as at24th Apr 2018 6:55am
Program code12397
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Combination of Online and Face to Face
  • 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 (170 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • At least 7 years business 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. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which 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 entering via this pathway will be required to:

  • Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and
  • 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.

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

170 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 170 units (seventeen courses) including 160 units (sixteen 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.


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
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
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
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Summer 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • 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)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
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
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6060Strategic Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • 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)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
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 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6143Applied Portfolio Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6144Financial Institutions Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
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 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6506Financial Statement Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

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

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.