Highlights

  • Choose a multidisciplinary specialisation, which allows you to select from any discipline area to suit your personal requirements.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time.
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Highlights

  • Choose a multidisciplinary specialisation, which allows you to select from any discipline area to suit your personal requirements.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time.
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Explore this course

What to expect

The applied finance specialisation in the Graduate Certificate in Business is designed to provide foundation knowledge, research and skills appropriate to financial professions. The focus of the applied finance major is on the preparation of graduates for entry into financial professions. Applied finance is concerned with the operation of capital markets and the interaction between these markets and other economic units such as businesses, households, financial institutions and governments.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is an excellent re-introduction to tertiary learning and an opportunity to update skills or, as one-quarter of the Master of Business program, a pathway to higher level study.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students, business, government, education and community leaders. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for students to include in their resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Positions for employment may include:

  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Stockbroker.

Possible careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager

Details and units

Students are required to complete 48 credit points (4 units). The course can be undertaken either full-time (1 semester) or part-time (2 semesters).

Students are required to complete 48 credit points (4 units).

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Delivery
  • External
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1-2 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or 

A recognised diploma (or higher qualification) in any discipline and at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience; or

At least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience.

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $14,200 per course (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $16,500 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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