Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is an introductory course designed to provide a general understanding of areas in Applied Finance such as financial statement analysis, managerial finance, statistics and corporate governance.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance provides a pathway to the Master of Applied Finance and gives graduates a four-subject credit towards the Masters degree.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, still apply for the course, we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Why study this course?

Our courses are: continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

Our dedicated student support services are built around individual students’ needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

2108

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 Trimester full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

087683D

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least 3 years’ full-time equivalent. Applicants with 5 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in Finance will also be considered.

Applications with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience will be referred to the Faculty for consideration.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

79

18

18

16

16

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

Progression to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,800
Full Course Fee: $13,800

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,800
Full Course Fee: $13,800

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least 3 years’ full-time equivalent. Applicants with 5 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in Finance will also be considered.

Applications with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience will be referred to the Faculty for consideration.

Credit Transfer

Progression to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,104
Full Course Fee: $13,104

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 24 credit points, ie four subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,104
Full Course Fee: $13,104

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 24 credit points, ie four subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Session Commences
5 February 2018

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Enrolment & Orientation: 1 & 2 February (Wollongong)(TBC); 30 & 31 January (Sydney)(TBC)
Session: 5 February - 27 April 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate technical, theoretical and industry knowledge of local and international finance. 

2.  Critically apply technical, theoretical and industry knowledge and skills to propose solutions to routine and/ or emerging problems in finance.

3.  Exercise judgement to analyse problems in diverse contexts using economic, finance and institutional perspectives.  

4.  Communicate in oral and written forms with relevant stakeholders. 

5.  Collaborate with others in order to achieve outputs relevant to finance.               

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance course code 2108, a student must complete a total of at least 24 credit points, as per the outline below.

The 24 credit points shall include: 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
FIN 924Financial Statement Analysis For Business6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 926Advanced Managerial Finance6Trimester 1, Trimester 3
FIN 958Financial Institutions6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON940Statistics for Decision Making6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

PLEASE NOTE: Subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the subject database by clicking the subject codes above.

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Sydney Business School is the graduate school of the Faculty of Business at University of Wollongong. Our courses are delivered from campuses located in the Sydney CBD at Circular Quay in Sydney and Wollongong. They are designed for individuals seeking to expand their expertise, build their professional excellence or enhance their leadership capabilities.

Our postgraduate programs are: informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified and industry-experienced academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

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