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Finance and Investment Analytics

Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investment Analytics
6 months full-time
Curtin Perth


Aid businesses in decision making with useful market data predictions.

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

As our economy becomes more data driven, financial and investment decisions will increasingly be guided by insights from data. This course bridges the gap between data analytics and finance and investment decisions.

You will develop a solid foundation in predictive analytics and its applications in finance and investment decision-making, using techniques from data mining, statistics, modelling, machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyse current data and make sound investment predictions.

You will also learn how best to communicate your ideas to stakeholders who do not possess any data analytics knowledge.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

As a graduate, you will be well placed to meet the increasing demand from employers for skills in data analysis, particularly those looking for financial analysts and business data analysts and industries where there are disruptive technologies. 

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Investment Adviser

What you'll learn

  • understand the economic foundations of financial markets and how these foundations can manifest in reality via market data
  • analyse market data in a logical, rational and critical way and correctly identify the information in the data
  • obtain, evaluate and apply relevant econometric techniques to market data in order to obtain useful predictions to aid business decisions
  • communicate effectively with a wide range of people from different disciplines, professional positions and countries; communicate financial data analytic findings via both verbal and written media
  • evaluate and utilize appropriate technologies to construct data analytics for financial market data and to compute useful predictions that aid business decisions
  • appreciate the need for, and develop, a lifelong learning skills strategy to pursue continuing development
  • recognize the global nature of financial and investment analytics and apply international standard practices and skills to produce excellent prediction outcomes
  • practice appropriate data collection methodologies in finance industry with consideration of and respect for cultural diversity, indigenous perspectives and individual human rights
  • apply lessons learnt in all areas of finance and investment analytics, demonstrating leadership and ethical behaviour at all times

Admission criteria

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline, such as mathematics/statistics, computer science, engineering, economics or finance, or at least 5 years relevant work experience in a role requiring quantitative knowledge/skill. 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:


Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Domestic $13,800*

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.


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How to apply

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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-FIVAN
  • CRICOS code: 098135G
  • Last updated on: December 12, 2019