Unit set code: BSPMFA | Study level: Postgraduate | Unit set type: Specialisation


The Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) is an academically focused and professionally relevant business course for practicing financial advisors and others working in the finance industry. It is designed for those who already have a base of significant relevant professional experience or have a Bachelor’s degree. The course combines formal units of study, related learning and strategy development, and aims to develop skills for professional careers in financial management, fund management, securities trading and financial risk management. This is complemented with skills development focusing on critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and social aspects through authentic assessment.

Unit set structure

To attain the Finance specialisation, students must complete the following:48 credit points of core units

What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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