Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance

University of Newcastle

Program Description

Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance

University of Newcastle

Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance

This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business disciplines of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific Applied Finance courses of the Master of Applied Finance.

The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today's managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.

The Master of Applied Finance provides graduates from diverse undergraduate disciplines with training and analytical skills in finance. Students will gain core financial management skills, an understanding of Australian and international financial markets, knowledge of derivative assets and markets, analytical skills for interpreting and analysis developments in finance practice, and applied knowledge of various specialised aspects of the finance industry.

Program Requirements & Structure

Course duration is six trimesters full-time or twelve trimesters part-time. The Newcastle Business School runs courses on a trimester system, i.e. three terms per year. Students may commence studies in January, May or September depending on location and availability.

Students are required to complete 110 units (eleven courses) from the Core Courses, a minimum of 40 units (four courses) from Applied Finance Directed Courses, and a maximum of 10 units (one course) from Faculty Postgraduate Courses (other than PACC courses) or any other postgraduate courses approved by the Head of School.

Career Opportunities

Master of Business Administration

Managerial positions in an extensive range of private, public and non-government sector organisations.

Master of Applied Finance

Banking, corporate strategy, merger, and acquisitions, financial risk management, foreign exchange management, securities analysis, stockbroking, funds management, credit analysis and financial planning.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience.

International applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Requirements. There is a minimum 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent 

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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2017
6 semesters
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Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Newcastle, New South Wales
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