Master of Applied Finance

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Details

Program Code 11199
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Newcastle (City Precinct)
UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 031143F
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on campus.
Program Enrolment Checklist

Description

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.

Career Opportunities

Banking, corporate strategy, merger and acquisitions, financial risk management, foreign exchange management, securities analysis, stockbroking, funds management, credit analysis and financial planning.

For further career information please see: http://newcastle.edu.au/students/degrees-to-careers/

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience.

Credit Transfer

Credit may be granted for up to 40 units for relevant postgraduate courses completed within the previous 10 years.

Professional Accreditation

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

International Students

International students will be supported by the University and the Newcastle Business School’s current support mechanisms. There will be a requirement for a minimum 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent. International applicants must also satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements.

Please visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

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.

Requirements and Structure

The Newcastle Business School runs courses on a trimester system, ie. three terms per year. Students may commence studies in January, May or September. Please check term dates on the University website at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/dates/.

The Master of Applied Finance requires completion of eight courses (80 units): seven core courses (70 units) and one course (10 units) from 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”.

Transition Arrangements

  1. The Faculty has identified equivalent courses which are available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Faculties/Faculty+of+Business+and+Law/Resources/Students/2011/2012-FBL-PG-Course-Equivalences261011.pdf . Current students will be advised to enrol in equivalent courses in lieu of relevant courses that will no longer be offered.
  2. The Assistant Academic Registrar will write to all students who commenced study under the current program, advising of the transition arrangements, the equivalent courses and a program of study for completion. A Program Officer will be assigned to provide advice on transition arrangements.
  3. Those areas where equivalent courses are not available in the redesigned course structure then the relevant current courses will be offered for up to two years.
  4. All students enrolling in Term 1 2012 will study under the revised structure.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Block 5 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6130 Corporate Finance Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Block 4 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6140 Investment Analysis Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6142 Derivatives and Risk Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct) 10 units
GSBS6143 Applied Portfolio Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct) 10 units
GSBS6144 Financial Institutions Management Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6145 International Financial Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from directed courses
GSBS6002 Foundations of Business Analysis Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Block 3 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6150 Individual Financial Planning Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units