Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

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Pursuing a career in Finance can be a challenging yet rewarding career. A Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from the University of Newcastle will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader in the global business environment. This program will provide graduates with superior financial knowledge opening up a range of career opportunities.

A Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance through the University of Newcastle is for people without a qualification in finance who are looking for fundamental knowledge in finance. The program is focused on developing high-level analytical skills that are transferrable across the finance sector and can also be used to inform decision making across other areas of business.

The University of Newcastle provides flexible study options. Courses are run in trimesters and students are provided with an opportunity to study at a pace which suits their personal and professional lives.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you looking to establish or further your career in finance? In the competitive and fast paced world of finance, employers are looking for highly qualified candidates. Achieving a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance will demonstrate your ability and dedication, and increase your employability for financial management positions.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of the knowledge and skills relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management and corporate treasury strategies. You will gain an understanding of accounting standards, develop analytical skills for the evaluation of investment opportunities, and acquire knowledge of key institutions within the finance industry.This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance has been strategically developed to build a conceptual understanding of key issues in finance, while providing students with the opportunity to develop practical skills by applying their knowledge to real-world problems. This program will improve your career potential, while providing you with the flexibility to study at a pace that suits the demands of your life.

Upon graduation you will have an understanding and ability to understand financial markets and how financial instruments operate in the world of finance - a key to business success in both the public and private sectors.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'study' tab.


Modern businesses require that their employees are flexible and have the ability to adapt to organisational and technological change. To meet these demands, employees need to demonstrate a strong understanding of the business environment and well-developed problem solving skills. A Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will develop your theoretical understanding and of key concepts in finance.

Students will undertake studies in the following areas:

  • managing in uncertainty
  • business analysis
  • accounting and financial management
  • corporate finance

You will develop a fundamental understanding and application of finance, financial markets. You will learn to understand and apply well-established theoretical financial management frameworks and practical business skills which are transferable to all areas of business.

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance can lead you, visit the 'careers' tab.


The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is a qualification that provides graduates with the fundamental understanding and practical skills to operate in the financial services sector. With your enhanced knowledge and capabilities, you will be able to produce high quality financial analysis; a commodity in demand in the current business environment.

The program equips students with essential analytical skills and financial management expertise to pursue a career in financial planning, securities analysis, stock brokering, funds management, banking and foreign exchange management just to name a few. This knowledge and skills underpin roles including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Relationship Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Stockbroker

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, visit the ‘details’ tab.

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