Graduate Certificate of Finance
The Graduate Certificate of Finance is a comprehensive, online foundation course in graduate finance. This program is for individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of finance concepts, techniques, and applications. With four commencing dates each year, and four units of study, students progress through structured learning activities facilitated by our industry experienced faculty.
This course is a stand-alone award for candidates who are either wishing to transition into the finance industry or seeking a comprehensive understanding of finance to progress in their existing field, and who are seeking a post-graduate-level learning experience.
It also serves as a pathway to the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance, the Master of Applied Finance, the Master of Banking and Finance or the Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Finance providing admission requirements are met.
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|Award||Graduate Certificate of Finance|
|Duration||6 months full-time, 1 year part-time|
|Entry criteria||Bachelor's degree or 5 years' professional work experience|
|Application and start date||Term 2, 2017 - applications close 19 February 2017 (commence in 27 March 2017)|
Term 3, 2017 - applications close 14 May 2017 (commence in 19 June 2017)
Term 4, 2017 - applications close 6 August 2017 (commence in 11 September 2017)
|No. of units of study||4|
AUD3,192 per unit (AUD12,768 for the full program)
Who should apply?
- Individuals who are working or studying in a non-finance field and who are looking to expand their career options in the finance industry
- Industry professionals in a non-finance field who require a profound understanding of finance processes
- Individuals with a bachelor degree in any area of study
- Industry professionals with 5+ years of professional work experience
Shane is the Program Director of the Graduate Certificate of Finance and teaches in the Financial Instruments and Finance Principles units. Before joining the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, Shane worked in the finance industry for more than 10 years. He held roles including Senior Vice President in the Corporate Treasury division of Citigroup. His industry experience includes responsibility for funding, managing currency and interest rate risks, liquidity management, funds transfer pricing and capital planning.
- Financial risk management for both non-financial companies and financial institutions
- Risk governance in financial institutions
- Corporate governance
International Compliance with new Basel Accord Principles for Risk Governance with Elizabeth Sheedy and Sue, in press with Accounting & Finance
The Effect of Foreign Currency Hedging on the Probability of Financial Distress (2013), Accounting & Finance
Foreign Currency Hedging and Firm Value: A Dynamic Panel Approach (2013), in Advances in Risk Management, J.A. Batten, P. MacKay, and N.F. Wagner eds, Palgrave MacMillan.
Senior Associate, Marque Lawyers
“I have just completed the Graduate Certificate of Finance and I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. I originally chose to do further studies in finance due to the capital markets and project finance work I was doing. I have found the course to be one of the best all round educational experiences I have ever had. I feel that it has given me a greater understanding of the financial industry, financial systems and how it all ties in together.”
Program of study
Four units of study (4 credit points each):
- Case Studies in Applied Finance
- Financial Statement Analysis and Modelling
- Finance Principles
- Quantitative and Economic Analysis
Duration of study
The minimum time to complete the GradCertFin is six months full time equivalent.
A normal load for full-time students would be two units per term (or 4 units in 6 months).
A normal load for part-time students would be one unit per term (or four units per year).
- A Bachelor's degree or recognised equivalent.
Applicants without any prior studies, but with 5+ years of professional work experience, may be eligible for admission. Detailed information may be found here.
All applicants for graduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. For more information see English Language Requirements.
The information provided is correct at publication, and every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. However, the information is subject to change from time to time. Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre reserves the right to vary, without notice, any information relating to the provision of courses or units of study including the content and mode of offering of such courses or units, the withdrawal of any course or unit for whatever reason, requirements for entry (including score conversions) to a program and the fees applicable to enrolment in any course or unit of study.