Specialisation

Major - Applied Finance

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT2001.1

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


Related Courses

2753.1 Bachelor of Business and Commerce
2753.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


This Major 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. It 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).


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Course Advice

Major Structure

Qualification for this Major requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including all of the core Units listed below.

Core Units for this Major

200549 The Australian Macroeconomy
200488 Corporate Financial Management
200053 Economic Modelling
200048 Financial Institutions and Markets
200057 Investment Management
200078 Portfolio Management

Plus two Alternate Units chosen from the following pool:

Alternate Units

200054 Applied Econometrics
200518 Behavioural Finance
200079 Derivatives
200059 Financial Economics
200055 International Finance
200077 The Superannuation Industry

Honours Studies

Students in the Applied Finance major who are considering applying for entry into the Bachelor of Economics honours year in economics and/or finance are advised to include the following units in their undergraduate degree:

200054 Applied Econometrics
200531 Industry Economics and Markets
200546 Macroeconomic Issues
200547 Macroeconomic Theory
200530 Microeconomic Theory and Applications

Further information regarding honours level studies in economics and finance can be obtained from the honours coordinator for the School of Economics and Finance.

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Business and Commerce with a major in Applied Finance requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200101 Accounting Information for Managers
200336 Business Academic Skills
200525 Principles of Economics

Choose one of

200052 Introduction to Economic Methods
200032 Statistics for Business

Spring session

200549 The Australian Macroeconomy
200184 Introduction to Business Law
200571 Management Dynamics
200083 Marketing Principles

Year 2

Autumn session

200488 Corporate Financial Management
200048 Financial Institutions and Markets

And two electives

Spring session

200053 Economic Modelling
200057 Investment Management

One alternate unit

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200078 Portfolio Management

Capstone Engaged Learning Unit:

200537 Economics and Finance Engagement Project

One alternate Unit

And one elective

Spring session

Four electives

Alternate Units

200054 Applied Econometrics
200518 Behavioural Finance
200079 Derivatives
200059 Financial Economics
200055 International Finance
200077 The Superannuation Industry

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200336 Business Academic Skills
200525 Principles of Economics

Spring session

200101 Accounting Information for Managers
200083 Marketing Principles

Year 2

Autumn session

200571 Management Dynamics

Choose one of

200052 Introduction to Economic Methods
200032 Statistics for Business

Spring session

200549 The Australian Macroeconomy
200184 Introduction to Business Law

Year 3

Autumn session

200488 Corporate Financial Management
200048 Financial Institutions and Markets

Spring session

200053 Economic Modelling
200057 Investment Management

Year 4

Autumn session

One alternate unit

And one elective

Spring session

One alternate Unit

And one elective

Year 5

Autumn session

200537 Economics and Finance Engagement Project
200078 Portfolio Management

Spring session

Add two electives

Year 6

Autumn session

Add two electives

Spring session

Add two electives

Alternate Units

200054 Applied Econometrics
200518 Behavioural Finance
200079 Derivatives
200059 Financial Economics
200055 International Finance
200077 The Superannuation Industry

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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