The Graduate Certificate in Finance is a professionally relevant course with an academic focus for those with a finance related academic background. It will help you to become a capable, responsible and ethical practitioner in the rapidly changing financial services industry.
The course will develop your conceptual knowledge and technical skills in finance with a global perspective on understanding the operation of financial markets. This is complemented with skills development focusing on critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and communication.
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Career options include management-level positions in financial institutions or government.
To attain the Graduate Certificate in Finance, students will be required to complete 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) consisting of:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Review theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective finance practice.|
|2.||Justify and interpret theoretical concepts and related knowledge to think critically in the resolution of authentic business problems in contemporary financial practice.|
|3.||Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in creative decision making.|
|4.||Demonstrate independent judgement and financial decision making in response to contemporary complex problems and future business challenges.|
|5.||Effectively communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.|
|6.||Contribute consistently, with personal accountability for outputs in a dynamic 21st century work team, working in an ethical and socially responsible manner.|
|7.||Plan and organise self and others to achieve goals in work and learning.|
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.
Fee type: Full-fee
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Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.
Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.
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Direct applications due 1 March 2018.Apply direct to VU