Are you passionate about Finance and want a strong foundation in business administration? To extend your business capabilities as well as obtain specialised Applied Finance knowledge, the combined Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance is the program for you.
A combined Master of Business Administration / Master of Applied Finance through the University of Newcastle is for professionals aiming to further expand their career opportunities, readying themselves for senior management positions. With a focus on high level management capabilities as well as developing technical expertise in finance, the combined the MBA/Master of Applied Finance arms you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in senior management roles. These skills are transferrable to organizations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.
A combined Master’s degree program will set you apart. In the highly competitive global business environment it is critical that senior managers have a multi-disciplinary approach to business operations. A combined Master’s program in Applied Finance and Business Administration aims to equip graduates with the technical expertise to work in the fast paced world of Finance. This program also develops an extended understanding in whole-of-business practice, and builds a knowledge-base that serves as a platform for senior management competence.
Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere and thereby balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance at a time that suits you.
Is it for you?
Are you looking to advance your career or gain formal recognition for your wealth of experience? In the competitive and fast paced world of finance, employers are looking for highly qualified candidates. A combined Master’s degree in Business Administration and Applied Finance will demonstrate your ability and dedication, as well as increasing your employability in professional management positions across many areas of business, particularly finance. The advantage of undertaking a combined Master’s degree is that you will achieve two qualifications in significantly less time than it takes to complete them separately.
The combined MBA/ Master of Applied Finance program focuses on developing generalist administration skills and financial expertise. Students will develop a holistic understanding of a number of business functions including marketing, organisational design, managerial decision making, project management, strategic management and accounting as well as developing a deeper knowledge and skills set relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management, equity evaluation and investment strategies. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success or can provide you with the know-how to leverage your business to new heights.
With a strategically based focus on business management capabilities and financial expertise the combined MBA/Master of Applied Finance will leverage your career potential, at a time and place that suits the demands of your life.
Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply the advanced areas of business and finance that are pivotal to business success in both the public and private sectors.
Studying a combined Masters will open opportunities in a wide variety of industries with organisations looking to tap into your wealth of knowledge and expertise in a number of areas.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised and highly prestigious qualification, known for its ability to significantly increase your professional value and employability. The Master of Applied Finance is a comprehensive and rigorous qualification that provides graduates with the fundamental understanding and practical skills to operate in the financial services sector. In combination the professional qualities developed in each degree are enhanced, meaning that our graduates can position themselves to fast track their career.
With your enhanced leadership capabilities, business management focus and expertise in the financial services sector, and you will be able to produce high quality financial analysis as well as capitalize on a new found awareness of company culture, people management and leadership skills. These knowledge and skills sets can increase your value as an employee and see you fast-track to senior positions, increase your salary potential and advance your career.
The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities and is accredited by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), preparing graduates for challenging but highly rewarding careers in financial services, managerial finance or business administration. The knowledge and skills which are developed are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in senior management roles.
There are two pathways into the Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance.
Direct entry into the Masters Program (170 units) will be available for applicants who have:
- 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or
- 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
- At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.
Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.
The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have:
- 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
- 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
- 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
- 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
- 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
- At least 5 years business experience.
Students entering via this pathway will be required to:
- Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and
- Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.
Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438
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