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 / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

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
1 year
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 (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2FINA5432Introduction to Finance
Co-requisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
Incompatibility:
FINA5530 Managerial Finance

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2FINA5520Risk Management and Financial Instruments
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commerce students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance or equivalent; for Master of Applied Finance students: a finance major or FINA5533 Finance Essentials and FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation and FINA5632 Investments and FINA5631 International Financial Analysis
S1, S2FINA5521Quantitative Methods in Finance
Prerequisites:
a finance major or FINA5533 Finance Essentials and FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation and FINA5632 Investments and FINA5631 International Financial Analysis
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: a Bachelor of Commerce or 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
S1, S2FINA5524Trading and Markets
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commerce students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance or equivalent; for Master of Applied Finance students: a finance major or FINA5533 Finance Essentials and FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation and FINA5632 Investments and FINA5631 International Financial Analysis
Incompatibility:
FINA3307 Trading in Securities Markets
S1, S2FINA5526Funds Management
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commerce students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance; for Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5520 Risk Management and Financial Instruments and FINA5521 Quantitative Methods in Finance and FINA5524 Trading and Markets and ECON5506 The Economics of Financial Markets
S1, S2FINA5527Private Wealth Management and Venture Capital
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commerce students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance; for Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5520 Risk Management and Financial Instruments and FINA5521 Quantitative Methods in Finance and FINA5524 Trading and Markets and ECON5506 The Economics of Financial Markets

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

Rules

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).

(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) score of at least 5501; 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.

1 GMAT is valid for 5 years.

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.