Business Valuation

Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance specialising in Business Valuation is a program to develop applied valuation skills in professional services and other specialist firms, project evaluation and equity or investment banking analysis. Whether valuing a potential acquisition target or a private company, or undertaking an impairment review, this course will equip participants with the expertise to carry out a full range of valuation tasks.

Key benefits

  • A holistic approach to understanding the challenges facing valuation professionals. 
  • Understand the decision-making applications of valuations. 
  • Taught by valuation professionals. 
  • Develops your network of fellow professionals. 
  • Access to S&P Capital IQ and @RISK software throughout the course. 
  • A course supported by a dedicated advisory panel of senior industry professionals. Students benefit from this group’s valuable advice on curriculum design, ensuring its relevancy for Australian and global markets.
  • Articulates to the industry-leading Master of Applied Finance.
  • This specialisation meets the educational requirements for Pathway 1 of the Business Valuation Specialisation of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Career opportunities 

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance specialising in Business Valuation equips you for roles where valuation is an important core skill. These roles include: 

  • Equity analyst 
  • Investment banking analyst 
  • Project evaluation and business development analyst 
  • Valuation analyst

Program of study

Compulsory unitsPortfolio Management and Valuation (four credit points)
Corporate Finance (four credit points)
Advanced Valuation for Corporate Finance (two credit points)
Applied Business Valuation (two credit points)
Investment and Credit Analysis (two credit points)
One unit fromManaging Shareholder Value (two credit points)
Mergers and Acquisitions (two credit points)
Private Equity Investment (two credit points)
Resource Industry Investment Analysis (two credit points)
Total credit points16

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