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COURSE

Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investment Analytics

GC-FIVAN

TAUGHT BY: School of Economics, Finance and Property

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.

6months

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.

100

About offering

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.

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

Why study Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investment Analytics

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

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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.

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 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

Essential course prerequisites

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.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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

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 and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2019

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$13,500*

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$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).

For individual unit fees, see estimated course fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student fees for 2019

Fee year: 2019

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800*
Total indicative course fee $14,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $14,800*

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800*
Total indicative course fee $14,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $14,800*

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).

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.

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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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: GC-FIVAN
  • CRICOS code: 098135G
  • This offering was last updated on: 14/10/2019