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Applied Finance

Graduate Certificate

GC-APFNCE

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

Outline

Change to a finance career, and gain a solid grounding in finance and business management.

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Jeshita Ashani

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.

Curtin’s Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance offers a solid grounding in finance and business management.

This is an engaging, industry-relevant course for professionals who want to advance their careers through a deeper understanding of financial accounting, financial principles, econometrics and economics.

On graduation you may choose to extend your studies to the Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) or apply what you have learned to your workplace.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Our lecturers provide high quality teaching and undertake applied research in areas such as behavioural finance, corporate finance, investments and uncertainty.
  • 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.

Career information

This course is suitable for those students wishing to pursue a career in the finance industry.

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

Admission criteria

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.

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.

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Domestic $13,950*

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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

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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  • Curtin course code: GC-APFNCE
  • CRICOS code: 084067G
  • Last updated on: December 12, 2019