Graduate Certificate in Finance

This course may be taken as a stand-alone course or as a pathway into the Master of Applied Finance or Master of Commerce. The Graduate Certificate in Finance is a foundational course for students wishing to advance their knowledge of applied finance.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Finance
Award abbreviation
GradCertFin
Course code
41250
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2019
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
CRICOS code
097870G

Course details

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
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
6 months
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Andrew Caminschi
Fees
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.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

Note: Part-time students must commence their studies with FINA5533 Finance Essentials.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2FINA5523Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commerce and Master of Professional Accounting students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance (or equivalent); for Master of Applied Finance students: ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making and ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting and MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications Graduate Certificate in Finance students: none
S1, S2FINA5533Finance Essentials
Prerequisites:
ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making and ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting and MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications For Graduate Certificate in Finance students: none
Incompatibility:
FINA5432 Introduction to Finance AND FINA5635 Corporate Finance
S1, S2FINA5631International Financial Analysis
Prerequisites:
ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making and ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (or equivalent) and MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications Graduate Certificate in Finance students: none
S1, S2FINA5632Investments
Prerequisites:
Master of Commerce students: ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting and FINA5432 Introduction to Finance; Master of Applied Finance students: ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy and MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making and ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (or equivalent) and MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications Graduate Certificate in Finance students: none

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://matrix-prod.its.uwa.edu.au/handbooks2019/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. 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.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA*; and either:

(a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent;

or

(b) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of no more than 5 years old with a score of at least 550 ;

or

(c) at least five years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA (following an interview and assessment process) to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.*

*including an Introductory Financial Accounting unit or equivalent

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 41250 Graduate Certificate in Finance (24 points)
  • 41680 Master of Commerce (96 points)
  • 42560 Master of Applied Finance (96 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

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.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.