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MAJOR

Applied Finance Major (MCom)

MJRP-APFNC

TAUGHT BY: School of Economics and Finance

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

This challenging and rewarding master degree is designed for professionals aiming to advance their career through a deeper understanding of finance.

It provides a solid grounding in the principles of finance along with an overview of financial market operations.

The course provides specialised knowledge in the concepts of equity, corporate debt, foreign exchange markets, derivatives and interest rate determinants. You will also study current financial industry concepts, economic trends and the interpretation of financial statements.

What you'll learn

  • apply finance principles, theory and practice to current issues and trends in relation to financial markets
  • think creatively and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to complex financial scenarios
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources appropriate in financial scenarios; make valid judgements based on sound evidence; analyse case study material and journal articles
  • communicate effectively to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry within the ethical and professional framework of financial institutions; prepare written academic reports and prepare and deliver oral presentations at a professional standard
  • expertly use new and established technologies as they apply in financial markets
  • continue to acquire new knowledge and expertise in the field of finance using a range of learning strategies
  • describe and evaluate the impacts of financial markets and instruments in a global system; apply international standards and practices with in a global context
  • show broad understanding of relevant professional and cross cultural communication theoretical concepts; work effectively in multicultural team environments and make positive contributions to class discussions
  • work professionally and ethically both independently and collaboratively, complying with appropriate legislation and protocols

Why study Applied Finance Major (MCom)

  • Our lecturers provide high quality teaching and undertake applied research in areas such as energy economics, public economics and the economics of electronic commerce.
  • The latest teaching technologies are used for ease of communication between you and your lecturers.
  • You will use real-world case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem solving skills. Lecturers apply theory to reality to give you a sound basis for entry into the working world where problem solving is the key to success.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) was ranked the 4th best finance master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Corporate Finance 2016.

The Master of Finance and the Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) have been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA) University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70 per cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides you with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions you well to sit for the CFA exams. 

Admission criteria

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of study other than Finance. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Course prerequisites

Grade C.

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please visit the course for more information and how to apply.

Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-APFNC
  • This offering was last updated on: August 10, 2018