Master of Applied Finance (coursework)
The Master of Applied Finance is a practical course designed for graduates working in the finance sector wishing to advance their knowledge of applied finance. The course also caters for students with a non-finance background who wish to move into the finance area. The curriculum is designed to complement the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and candidates preparing for the CFA qualification are encouraged to enrol in the Master of Applied Finance as a preparatory course.
- Course title
- Master of Applied Finance (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Assistant Professor Andrew Caminschi
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty.
Graduate Certificate in Finance graduates that have not completed a Bachelor of Commerce but have completed ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (or equivalent) will be required to complete three (3) conversion units, as advised by the Faculty.
|S1, S2||ACCT5432||Introductory Financial Accounting|
|S1, S2||ECON5541||Economics for Business: Applications and Policy|
|S1, S2||MGMT5504||Data Analysis and Decision Making|
|S1, S2, SS||MGMT5610||Applied Professional Business Communications|
Take all units (48 points):
|S1, S2||ECON5506||The Economics of Financial Markets|
|S1, S2||FINA5520||Risk Management and Financial Instruments|
|S1, S2||FINA5521||Quantitative Methods in Finance|
|S1, S2||FINA5524||Trading and Markets|
|S1, S2||FINA5525||Strategic Finance|
|S1, S2||FINA5526||Funds Management|
|S1, S2||FINA5527||Private Wealth Management and Venture Capital|
|S1, S2||LAWS5176||Australian Financial Transactions Law and Regulation|
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Finance major units
|S1, S2||FINA5529||Topics in Finance 1|
|S1, S2||FINA5531||Fixed Income Securities|
|S1, S2||FINA5532||Behavioural Finance|
|S1, S2||FINA5888||Topics in Finance 2|
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Non Finance major units
|S1, S2||FINA5523||Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation|
|S1, S2||FINA5533||Finance Essentials|
|S1, S2||FINA5631||International Financial Analysis|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Exceptions to the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework may be considered provided the applicant satisfies additional admission requirements as set out in Rule 4(d) or 4(e), where relevant.
(ii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or
(ii) successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or
1 GMAT is valid for 5 years
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 41250 Graduate Certificate in Finance (24 points)
- 41280 Graduate Certificate in Commerce (24 points)
- 42560 Master of Applied Finance (96 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Applied Finance course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
(3) Students seeking to re-enrol in the course after being assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' must submit, after a period of at least twelve months, sufficient reason to the Faculty, in writing, demonstrating why an improvement in performance could reasonably be expected.
(4) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' and are subsequently permitted by the Faculty to re-enrol are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and must meet any conditions determined by the Faculty.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
Alternative exit award
13. A student who withdraws from the course before completing the course requirements but after completing units to the value of 24 points for the Graduate Certificate in Finance may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the relevant qualification