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.

Key features

  • Fundamental technical finance knowledge and skills
  • Delivered online by our industry experience faculty
  • A pathway to further studies in finance
  • Opportunity for career transitions into finance
  • One year complimentary affiliate membership with FINSIA (Australia's peak banking and finance industry body)

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

Quick facts

Award Graduate Certificate of Finance
Study mode Online
Duration 6 months full-time, 1 year part-time
Entry criteria

Bachelor's degree or 5 years' professional work experience

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.

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No. of units of study

Fees (2018)

AUD3,200 per unit (AUD12,800 for the full program)

Graduate testimonial

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.”

Course enquiry

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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.

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