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Applied Finance

Graduate Certificate

GC-APFNCE

Course
Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
CRICOS
084067G
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Gain a solid grounding in finance and business management.

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To be in a finance career you must be outgoing and inquisitive. You’ll need to be good at mathematics, but you must also be good at communicating with people. Therefore education, intelligence and personality are all taken into account for finance jobs.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This is an engaging, industry-relevant course for professionals who wish to change their career to finance.

It will provide you with a strong understanding of financial accounting, financial principles, econometrics and economics, and help you apply your knowledge to current financial issues and trends in the workplace.

On graduation you may choose to extend your studies to the Master of Commerce (Applied Finance).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Use real-world case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem-solving skills. 
  • Our lecturers provide high-quality teaching and undertake applied research in areas such as behavioural finance, corporate finance, investments and uncertainty.

Career information

Careers:

  • Financial Broker
  • Financial Dealer
  • Financial Investment Advisor
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Marker Dealer
  • Investment Banker

Industries:

  • Banking
  • Brokerage
  • Consultancy
  • Government
  • Private business
  • Resources and renewables

 

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

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

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

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of study other than finance, or significant relevant work experience (typically three to five years). Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300*
Total indicative course fee $15,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $15,300*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,600*
Total indicative course fee $15,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $15,600*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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