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Applied Finance majors

If you are completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance or Master of Applied Finance you can choose to complete a major in a particular area of professional practice, so you can tailor your qualification to meet your specific career goals. This involves ensuring the electives you undertake sit under the relevant area of professional practice.

How many subjects do I need to complete?

If you are studying for a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and you wish to major, you must complete 3 subjects from the major of your choice in addition to the 3 core subjects and further 2 electives.

If you are studying for a Masters of Applied Finance and you wish to major, you must complete 4 subjects from the major of your choice (2 x 200 level and 2 x 300 level subjects), in addition to 5 core subjects (FIN101, FIN102, FIN103, FIN201 and KAP001) and a further 3 electives.

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Corporate Finance is an area of finance dealing with the financial decisions corporations make and the tools and analysis used to make these decisions. The primary goal of corporate finance is to maximise corporate value while reducing the firm’s financial risks. The subjects offered in this stream provide students with an opportunity to gain skills and techniques in financial analysis and valuation across a variety of areas.

Positions in corporate finance include Associate, Analyst, Corporate Finance Adviser, Corporate Finance Researcher and Corporate Finance Relationship Manager.

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Risk management relates to identifying, monitoring, measuring and implementing strategies to address and manage risk. The subjects offered in this stream enable students to gain skills and practise techniques in risk management across the different kinds of risk encountered in financial organisations – market, credit, operational, legal/regulatory and reputational risk. They also learn about the Basel III international standards and why management and corporate culture are important in managing risk.

Positions in risk management include Risk Manager, Financial Risk Officer, Risk and Compliance Analyst, Internal Auditor, Derivatives Dealer, Business Analyst.

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Financial Markets covers a range of subjects enabling students to obtain a breadth and depth of understanding of how specific markets function in a changing global market place. Students are exposed to a variety of markets including futures and options, foreign exchange and interest rate markets.

Positions in financial markets include Equities dealer, Fixed interest dealer, Money market dealer, Derivatives dealer, FX dealer, Risk Manager.

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Financial analysis covers a range of subjects relating to financial and market analysis in areas such as Australian and international equities, real estate, resources, asset and project valuation. Analysis is both quantitative and qualitative and a variety of methodologies are examined. Students learn about the analyst’s role and the tools used, including methods to value and formulate investment opinions on companies and projects.

Positions in financial analysis include Analyst, Equities Research Analyst, Commodities/Resources Researcher, Investment Adviser.

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Investment management is the professional management of securities (e.g. shares, bonds) and assets (e.g. real estate), to meet specified investment goals of investors. Investment managers manage funds on behalf of investors who may be institutions (insurance companies, superannuation funds, corporations) or retail investors.

This stream provides students with an opportunity to learn about various investment management services and processes including elements of financial analysis, asset allocation, stock selection, plan implementation and ongoing monitoring of investments. Students gain specific skills in applying investment management strategies across a broad range of investment options.

Positions in investment management include Portfolio Manager, Investment Analyst, Operations manager, Compliance officer, Property Portfolio Manager and Strategist.

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Applied Finance course majors table

MajorsFinancial AnalysisInvestment
Management
Risk
Management
Corporate FinanceFinancial Markets
200 level subjects
FIN201 Quantitative Applications in Finance*
FIN202 Fundamentals of Asset Valuation
FIN203 Fundamentals of Equity Markets
FIN204 Fundamentals of Risk
FIN205 Business Valuation
FIN206 Investment Management
FIN219 Operational Risk Management
FIN231 Technical Analysis
FIN240 Interest Rate Markets
FIN280 Financial Modelling
FIN290 Business Valuation Application

*FIN201 is only compulsory for the major at the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance level.

MajorsFinancial AnalysisInvestment
Management
Risk
Management
Corporate FinanceFinancial Markets
300 level
FIN306 Applied Portfolio Management
FIN322 Industrial Equity Analysis
FIN327 Mining Investment Analysis
FIN328 Real Estate Analysis and Funding
FIN329 Futures and Options Markets and Trading
FIN330 Mergers and Acquisitions
FIN338 Project Finance
FIN341 Foreign Exchange Markets
FIN342 Applied Corporate Finance
FIN343 Market Risk Management
FIN344 Credit Risk Management

 Subjects available for major

Diamond Compulsory subjects you must complete to take out this major

blue-square Compulsory subject at Masters level only