Master of Applied Finance (Financial Services)

Course summary

The Master of Applied Finance (Financial Services) is for students interested in acquiring an advanced understanding of financial institutions, bank management, and lending. If you are currently working in the Finance industry or a recent graduate, you will benefit from the specialized knowledge learned in this course.

You will study the theory and practice of financial management and gain an understanding of the global financial system. Additionally, competing approaches to corporate governance and business ethics will be developed, and you will learn how to provide protection against portfolio, financial and corporate risks.

You will examine the legal framework establishing, controlling and regulating financial institutions and examine bank management theory, a bank's lending process and the securities associated with it.

The degree is targeted at students who have a bachelor degree in Business, Engineering, Maths or IT, if you do not have an academic background in these areas you should consider studying the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.

Students interested in a two-year Master of Applied Finance option should consider the Master of Applied Finance (Investing and Financial Services).

 

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

424

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

083838M

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree in a Business, Engineering, Maths or IT related specialisation with an equivalent average mark of 50% or a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students who have an offer for this course and hold a Bachelor degree in Finance may be granted credit for up to 24 cp (4 core subjects).

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$11,520 (2020)

$46,080 (2020)

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 18 credit points, ie three 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.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree in a Business, Engineering, Maths or IT related specialisation with an equivalent average mark of 50% or a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.


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

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

86

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 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 FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students who have an offer for this course and hold a Bachelor degree in Finance may be granted credit for up to 24 cp (4 core subjects).

FEES

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 18 credit points, i.e. three subjects.

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

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.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,772 (2020)

$47,088 (2020)

Sydney

On Campus

$11,772 (2020)

$47,088 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



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 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: 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)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Orientation: 4 – 5 February 2020 (Sydney), 6 - 7 February 2020 (Wollongong)
Session: 10 February - 1 May 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 24 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Trimester 3

Wollongong, Sydney

Orientation: 18 – 19 August 2020 (Sydney), 20 – 21 August 2020 (Wollongong)
Session: 24 August – 19 November 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 7 August 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 7 August 2020. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Integrate technical, theoretical and industry knowledge as it relates to the operation of, organisation of and participation in 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 professional judgement to propose solutions to problems in diverse contexts using economic, finance, regulatory and ethical perspectives.
4 Communicate appropriately in oral, written and visual forms with relevant stakeholders.
5 Work appropriately with others in order to achieve outputs relevant to finance.
6 Conduct an applied research project.
7 Reflect on performance and feedback to identify learning opportunities and self-improvement.

Course Structure

Students are required to undertake seven (7) core subjects (42 credit points), plus three (3) compulsory subjects (18 credit points) either in the Investing or Financial Services specialisations, plus three (2) elective subjects (12 credit points).

Single Specialisation 

Master of Applied Finance (Investing) 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core Subjects
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6
FIN 926 Advanced Managerial Finance 6
FIN 958 Financial Institutions 6
FIN 959 Enterprise Risk Management 6
FIN 960 Research in Financial Markets and Institutions 6
MGNT909 Corporate Governance 6
Compulsory Subjects
FIN 923 Portfolio Management 6
FIN 957 Portfolio Simulation 6
FIN 961 Derivatives 6
Plus TWO electives from the following subjects
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6
FIN 956 Bank Lending and Securities 6
MBA 906 Financial Strategy and Governance 6
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6

Master of Applied Finance (Financial Services)

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core Subjects
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6
FIN 926 Advanced Managerial Finance 6
FIN 958 Financial Institutions 6
FIN 959 Enterprise Risk Management 6
FIN 960 Research in Financial Markets and Institutions 6
MGNT909 Corporate Governance 6
Compulsory Subjects
FIN 925 Banking Theory and Practice 6
FIN 955 International Banking 6
FIN 956 Bank Lending and Securities 6
Plus TWO electives from the following subjects
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6

* Note: Students requiring MBA 906 will need to request a waiver of the pre-requisite MBA 901.
^ GWP 900 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students, once they have successfully completed at least 36 credit points within the degree.

Double Specialisation

Students under taking the double specialisation will complete a total of 16 subjects (96 credit points) including 7 core, 6 compulsory and 3 elective subjects.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Points

Core Subjects

ECON940

Statistics for Decision Making

6

FIN 924

Financial Statement Analysis For Business

6

FIN 926

Advanced Managerial Finance

6

FIN 958

Financial Institutions

6

FIN 959

Enterprise Risk Management

6

FIN 960

Research in Financial Markets and Institutions

6

MGNT909

Corporate Governance

6

Compulsory Subjects

FIN 923

Portfolio Management

6

FIN 925

Banking Theory and Practice

6

FIN 955

International Banking

6

FIN 956

Bank Lending and Securities

6

FIN 957

Portfolio Simulation

6

FIN 961

Derivatives

6

Plus THREE electives from the following subjects

ECON910

Economics for Professionals

6

FIN 928

Multinational Financial Management

6

MBA 906

Financial Strategy and Governance

6

GWP 900

International Workplace practice

6

* Note: Students requiring MBA 906 will need to request a waiver of the pre-requisite MBA 901.
^ GWP 900 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students, once they have successfully completed at least 36 credit points within the degree.

Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.   

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Applied Finance may be eligible for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and the Finance & Treasury Association (FTA): For more information visit: business.uow.edu.au/accreditation

Why choose this course

We offer three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.

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 your individual 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.

International students can choose to take up the option of selecting the elective subject, Global Workplace Practice, which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.