Master of Applied Finance (Investing)

Course summary

The Master of Applied Finance (Investing) is for students interested in acquiring an advanced understanding of investment and portfolio management.

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 framework for financial statement analysis and develop an understanding of the principles of descriptive and inferential statistics.

Students are provided with realistic stock market simulations and are introduced to modern portfolio theory and practice with a focus on optimal investment decision-making. You will experience the pressure of live markets and learn how to manage portfolios through a portfolio simulation that allows you to trade shares, options, bonds, managed funds, international stocks with realistic stock market simulations.

The degree if 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 Corporate Treasury).


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.

We offer three intakes per year, where you can study from our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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.

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.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

424

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1-1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

083838M

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree in a Commerce, Engineering, Maths or IT related major, or a UOW Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.

Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/ or substantial relevant professional of managerial experience will also be considered for entry.

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)

88

18

18

18

18

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 Transfer

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

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,350
Full Course Fee: $41,400

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 18 credit points, ie 3 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.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,350
Full Course Fee: $41,400

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 18 credit points, ie 3 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.

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.

Credit Transfer

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

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,134
Full Course Fee: $40,536

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.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,134
Full Course Fee: $40,536

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.

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 Master of Applied Finance will be able to:

  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 four (4) core subjects (24 credit points), plus six (6) compulsory subjects (36 credit points) either in the Investing, Financial Services or Corporate Treasury specialisations, plus two (2) elective subjects (12 credit points).

Single Specialisation 

Master of Applied Finance (Investing)

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core Subjects
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 926 Advanced Managerial Finance 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
FIN 958 Financial Institutions 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Compulsory Subjects
FIN 923 Portfolio Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 957 Portfolio Simulation 6 Trimester 2
FIN 959 Enterprise Risk Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2
FIN 960 Research in Financial Markets and Institutions 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
FIN 961 Derivatives 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT909 Corporate Governance 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus TWO electives from the following subjects
FIN 907 Financial Strategy 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 956 Bank Lending and Securities 6 Trimester 2
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
MARK922 Marketing Management 6 Not offered in this year
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

Master of Applied Finance (Financial Services)

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core subjects
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 926 Advanced Managerial Finance 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
FIN 958 Financial Institutions 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Compulsory subjects
FIN 925 Banking Theory and Practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 955 International Banking 6 Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 956 Bank Lending and Securities 6 Trimester 2
FIN 959 Enterprise Risk Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2
FIN 960 Research in Financial Markets and Institutions 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
MGNT909 Corporate Governance 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus TWO electives from the following subjects:
FIN 927 Entrepreneurial Finance 6 Not offered in this year
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
MARK922 Marketing Management 6 Not offered in this year
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

Master of Applied Finance (Corporate Treasury)

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core subjects
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 926 Advanced Managerial Finance 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
FIN 958 Financial Institutions 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Compulsory subjects
FIN 907 Financial Strategy 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 925 Banking Theory and Practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 959 Enterprise Risk Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2
FIN 960 Research in Financial Markets and Institutions 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
MGNT909 Corporate Governance 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus TWO electives from the following subjects:
FIN 927 Entrepreneurial Finance 6 Not offered in this year
FIN 956 Bank Lending and Securities 6 Trimester 2
FIN 957 Portfolio Simulation 6 Trimester 2
FIN 961 Derivatives 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

^ 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 may enrol in the Investing/Corporate Treasury double specialisation. Under this option, students will complete a total of 16 subjects (96 credit points) including four core, 9 compulsory and 3 elective subjects from either of the specialisation electives.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core subjects
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 926 Advanced Managerial Finance 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
FIN 958 Financial Institutions 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Compulsory subjects
FIN 907 Financial Strategy 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 923 Portfolio Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 925 Banking Theory and Practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 957 Portfolio Simulation 6 Trimester 2
FIN 959 Enterprise Risk Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2
FIN 960 Research in Financial Markets and Institutions 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
FIN 961 Derivatives 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT909 Corporate Governance 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus THREE electives from the following subjects:
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
FIN 927 Entrepreneurial Finance 6 Not offered in this year
FIN 956 Bank Lending and Securities 6 Trimester 2
MARK922 Marketing Management 6 Not offered in this year
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

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 NOTE: Not all subjects are offered at all locations, and 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)

Accreditation & professional recognition

Recognised by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). For more information, visit Professional Accreditation and Recognition

Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and the Finance & Treasury Association (FTA).

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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