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1 year full time or longer for part time
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Applications due 1 March 2018

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) provides an opportunity for those without a formal finance background to study postgraduate finance.

The course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills to prepare you for early career finance positions in a variety of fields.

Study this course and develop your skills further while focussing on:

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • creativity
  • social aspects through authentic assessment.

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) can lead to entry into the Master of Business (Finance).

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Careers

Pathway to further study, and prepares students for professional careers in:

  • financial management
  • fund management
  • securities trading
  • financial risk management.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) is a 96 credit points (8 units) with two components.  Both components must be successfully completed to meet graduation requirements:

  1. 84 credit points of core studies (equivalent to 7 units) - (BAO6504, BEO6600, BHO6505, BMO6506, BAO5534 BAO5734 and BAO5746).
  2. 12 credit points of elective study (equivalent to 1 unit).

Students planning to continue onto Masters study are advised to take BMO6603, Business Research Methods as their elective unit.

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

ELECTIVES:

Select from the list below subject to availability

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Synthesise and critically review knowledge about business systems relevant to financial practices to make high level, independent technical recommendations.  
  2. Justify and interpret theoretical concepts and related knowledge to think critically in the resolution of financial business problems in authentic/contemporary financial systems.  
  3. Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in creative decision making in the field of finance.  
  4. Demonstrate independent judgement in a range of technical or management functions in response to contemporary and future financial business challenges.  
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of financial and associated information systems in the support of management decision making.  
  6. Effectively communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.  
  7. Contribute consistently, with personal accountability for outputs in a dynamic 21st century work team, working in an ethical and socially responsible manner.  
  8. Analyse research findings applicable to finance processes in business environments.  

What's a unit?

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.

Credits

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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

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To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

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 do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Mature: To qualify for admission to the course an applicant must have completed:
    • a relevant VE (AQF 5 or AQF 6) qualification and have a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience, or
    • an AQF 7 qualification from any discipline, or
    • in absence of the above, a minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

How to apply for this course

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Direct applications due 1 March 2018.

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