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Master of Applied Finance

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Finance, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (four subjects).

To graduate with the Master of Applied Finance, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points (12 subjects).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Graduate Certificate in Finance and the Master of Applied Finance prepare students to operate efficiently in a variety of relevant positions, providing them with essential analytical and decision-making skills.

The Graduate Certificate in Finance aims to provide training in finance for graduates of other disciplines, specifically providing operational competency in the application of analytical and decision-making techniques, and knowledge about the institutional environment within which such decisions are made.

The Master of Applied Finance is designed to provide students from a range of educational backgrounds with the opportunity to complete postgraduate level education in finance, financial institutions management and funds management.

The Master degree includes specialisations in Banking and Financial Planning.

Articulation and credit

The Graduate Certificate in Finance fully articulates with the Master of Applied Finance, and credit is given in the Master degree for subjects successfully passed in the Graduate Certificate.

Students may elect to graduate from the Master of Applied Finance after the completion of the four subjects in the Graduate Certificate in Finance.

Professional accreditation

Students who complete the six specialist financial planning subjects are able to apply for advanced standing for the technical units of the CFP Program. For more details, click here.

Access to allowances for study

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) now offers student income support to students undertaking study in a number of professionally-oriented Master by coursework degrees.

Eligible students undertaking approved Master degrees will be able to access Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Pensioner Education Supplement. To be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY, students will still need to be studying full-time and to satisfy all other Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY program requirements, including personal, parental or partner income tests.  Students who have queries about masters courses and their income support entitlements should contact Centrelink on 13 2490 for further information.

More information from DEEWR

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

CSU's Graduate Certificate in Finance and Master of Applied Finance provide graduates with many exciting career opportunities. Both courses meet the training requirements of ASIC and are fully articulated to develop advanced analytical and decision-making skills in finance required at senior management levels. CSU's Graduate Certificate in Finance and Master of Applied Finance can help open new pathways for graduates seeking growth and advancement in their current organisations, or those looking for a change of career in finance, financial institutions management and funds management.

Course structure

Graduate Certificate in Finance

The course consists of 4 subjects, 2 of which are core subjects and the remaining 2 of which are taken from a set of restricted subjects.

Core subjects

FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN530 Money and Capital Markets

Plus two restricted electives chosen from the following set of subjects

ECO501 Business Economics
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN531 Investment Analysis
FIN560 Financial Planning

Master of Applied Finance

The course consists of 12 subjects, six of which are core subjects. For the general award of Master of Applied Finance the remaining six subjects are to be taken from the restricted elective offering. This provides students with the ability to 'tailor' their degree to suit their particular personal and career needs. For specialisations students select 4 subjects from a restricted specialisation set of subjects and the remaining two subjects drawn from the full set of restricted electives.

Core subjects

ECO501 Business Economics
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN530 Money and Capital Markets
FIN531 Investment Analysis

Banking Specialisation

FIN523 Lending in Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN535 Strategic Finance

Financial Planning Specialisation

FIN560 Financial Planning
and three restricted electives chosen from the following specialisation set:
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Property Investment
LAW545 Taxation Strategies

Restricted electives

ECO518 Business Forecasting
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN523 Lending in Financial Institutions
FIN524 Applied Portfolio Management
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN535 Strategic Finance
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Property Investment

Students may elect to exit from the Masters degree and graduate with the award Graduate Certificate in Finance (GradCertFin) after completion of four subjects as specified for the Graduate Certificate in Finance.

Enrolment pattern

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites. However a typical pattern as a guide to enrolment pattern would be as follows.

Session 1

FIN516 Corporate Finance
Elective 1

Session 2

ECO501 Business Economics
Elective 2

Session 3

FIN530 Money and Capital markets
Elective 3

Session 4

FIN560 Financial Planning
Elective 4

Session 5

FIN531 International Financial Management
Elective 5

Session 6

FIN522 Financial Modelling
Elective 6

Articulation

The Graduate Certificate in Finance is an exit point course within the Master of Applied Finance (as well as being offered as a stand alone articulated entry course).

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

Master: 2 years
Graduate Certificate: 1 year

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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