Applied Finance majors

If you are undertaking the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance or Master of Applied Finance you can choose to complete a major in a particular area of professional practice, to 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 undertaking the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and you wish to major, you must complete

  • 3 core subjects for this course  (FIN101, FIN102 and FIN103)
  • 3 subjects from the major of your choice in addition to the 3 core subjects and
  • any 2 further electives.

If you are studying for a Masters of Applied Finance and you wish to major, you must complete

  • 5 core subjects (FIN101, FIN102, FIN103, FIN201 and KAP001)
  • 4 elective subjects from the major of your choice (2 x 200 level and 2 x 300 level subjects, including any compulsory subjects for that major),  and
  • any 3 further 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.

This major may be relevant to corporate finance roles including Associate, Analyst, Corporate Finance Adviser, Corporate Finance Researcher and Corporate Finance Relationship Manager.

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Financial risk management includes identifying, monitoring, measuring and implementing strategies to address and manage financial risk within the regulatory framework. 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 will also learn about risk management standards (e.g. AS/NZ ISO standard and Basel III international standards) and why management and corporate culture is important in managing risk.

This major may be relevant to risk management roles including Risk Manager, Financial Risk Analyst, Risk and Compliance Analyst, Internal Auditor, Derivatives Dealer, and Business Analyst.

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Investment analysis is the process of evaluating potential investment options (e.g. shares, bonds, real estate) to meet the specified investment goals of investors. The subjects offered in this stream provide students with an opportunity to learn quantitative and qualitative methodologies, formulate investment opinions, provide investment management services and undertake processes including elements of financial analysis, asset allocation, stock selection, and implement and provide ongoing monitoring of investments. They will be able to gain specific skills to analyse a broad range of investment options evaluating the profitability and risk of an investment.

This major may be relevant to investment analysis roles including Investment Analyst, Investment Consultant, Portfolio Manager, Operations Manager, Compliance Officer, Investment Risk Manager, Property Portfolio Manager and Strategist.

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