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Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance

Approved Abbreviation: MBusAdm/MAppFin


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2782.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 084780E


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2017 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 and 2016 - 2782.1 - Master of Business Administration/Master of ApplieFinance

This double degree is unique in that it equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to engage with contemporary business environments, and in particular executive careers in finance, banking and investment sectors. It provides students with the opportunity to acquire technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques. The design of the degree reflects consultation with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations; the applied finance components have been developed by individuals who are actively involved in the financial sector. The design comprises business foundation and core units which provide students with key skills such as business communication and analysis, as well as a general knowledge of the basics of business e.g., Accounting, Economics, and Statistics. Students complete: four foundation units, twelve core units, 20 credit points from an alternate pool of units and a 20 credit point capstone unit, for a total of 200 credit points. This course has multiple intakes each year and is suitable for graduates holding a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Applicants will find having a background in Business or Commerce advantageous.

Study Mode
Two and a half years full-time or five years part time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Walid Bakrysgsmclientservices@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Master of Business Administration/ Master of Applied Finance fulfils the educational requirements for admission as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Senior Associate membership with Finsia also requires at least five years career experience in the financial services industry. The Master of Business Administration/ Master of Applied Finance also satisfies the education requirements for professional membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA).

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 200 credit points. This includes four foundation units, twelve core units, 20 credit points of alternate units and a 20 credit point capstone unit, as per the structure below:

Foundation Units

200817Business Communication Skills
200831Integrated Business Experience 1
200825Understanding Contemporary Organisations

Choose one of

200737Marketing Systems
200820The Contemporary Business Environment

Core Units

300962Applied Business Statistics
200826Contemporary People Management
200426Corporate Finance
200425Economics
51165Financial Institution Management
51163Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)
51054Financial Modelling
200821Financial Reports for Decision Making
51168Funds Management and Portfolio Selection
200843Integrated Business Experience 2
51211International Finance
51212Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory

Alternate Units

Choose a group

Alternate Group 1

201100Applied Project (Finance and Property)

Choose one of

51166Credit and Lending Decisions
51169Derivatives

Alternate Group 2

200696Property Investment Analysis
200891Property Portfolio Analysis

Capstone Unit

Choose one of

200829Business Project
200830Internship

Early Exit – 2765 Graduate Certificate in Business

Students who have completed 40 credit points of units as specified below may exit with 2765 Graduate Certificate in Business. Students are expected to complete 20 credit points of study before undertaking the 200831 Integrated Business Experience 1 unit.

200817Business Communication Skills
200831Integrated Business Experience 1
200825Understanding Contemporary Organisations

Choose one of

200737Marketing Systems
200820The Contemporary Business Environment

Alternatively, students may complete 40 credit points of units (excluding capstone units) from any postgraduate business units. This requires approval from the Director of Academic Program.

Early Exit – Master of Business Administration

Students in the Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance who have completed 160 credit points of Postgraduate units as specified below may exit with Master of Business Administration.

Foundation Units

200817Business Communication Skills
200831Integrated Business Experience 1
200825Understanding Contemporary Organisations

Choose one of

200737Marketing Systems
200820The Contemporary Business Environment

Core Units

200826Contemporary People Management
200425Economics
200821Financial Reports for Decision Making
200843Integrated Business Experience 2

Specialisation

Choose the following specialisation

SP2016Finance and Investment

or

Non-specialisation

A total of 60cp from any postgraduate business units.

Capstone Unit

Choose one of

200829Business Project
200830Internship

Early Exit – 2759 Master of Applied Finance

Students in the Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance who have completed 160 credit points of units as specified below may exit with 2759 Master of Applied Finance.

Foundation Units

200817Business Communication Skills
200831Integrated Business Experience 1
200825Understanding Contemporary Organisations

Choose one of

200737Marketing Systems
200820The Contemporary Business Environment

Core Units

300962Applied Business Statistics
200426Corporate Finance
200425Economics
51165Financial Institution Management
51163Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)
51054Financial Modelling
200821Financial Reports for Decision Making
51168Funds Management and Portfolio Selection
51211International Finance
51212Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory

Capstone Unit

Choose Capstone 1 or Capstone 2

Capstone 1

Choose one of

200829Business Project
200830Internship

Capstone 2

201100Applied Project (Finance and Property)

And

Choose one of

51166Credit and Lending Decisions
51169Derivatives

Replaced Units

The unit listed below count towards completion of this course for students who passed this unit in 2021 or earlier.

200945 - Applied Project (Finance and Property), replaced by 201100 Applied Project (Finance and Property).



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