Key Program - Applied Finance

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT2002.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

2739.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce
2739.5 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

This key program fulfils the educational requirements for admission as an Associate (A Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (finsia) provided the applicant is at least working in the financial services industry.  All other students are eligible to apply for Affiliate membership (no postnominals apply). This key program is suitable for students committed to a career in the rapidly growing finance sector. It provides a strong grasp of finance along with foundational studies in accounting, economics, management and marketing. The course includes eight free electives that can be used to complete any other eight unit major offered by the School of Economics and Finance or by any other school at Western Sydney University.


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Key Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which includes compulsory units plus units associated with a particular business discipline (together making up the Key Program) and free elective units as outlined in the structure below. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points within their Key Program at Level 3; for some Key Programs this may include a combination of core units and elective units

Year 1

Autumn session

200184 Introduction to Business Law
200336 Business Academic Skills
200525 Principles of Economics

Choose one of

200052 Introduction to Economic Methods
200032 Statistics for Business

Spring session

200083 Marketing Principles
200101 Accounting Information for Managers
200571 Management Dynamics
200549 The Australian Macroeconomy

Year 2

Autumn session

200048 Financial Institutions and Markets
200488 Corporate Financial Management

And two electives

Spring session

200053 Economic Modelling
200057 Investment Management

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

Engaged Learning Unit (200537):

200537 Economics and Finance Engagement Project
200078 Portfolio Management

And one alternate Unit

And one elective

Spring session

One Alternate unit

And three electives

Alternate Units

200055 International Finance
200059 Financial Economics
200077 The Superannuation Industry
200079 Derivatives
200518 Behavioural Finance

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

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