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  • Academic Title
    Master of Applied Finance
  • Course description
    Graduates of the Master of Applied Finance should have the capacity to work in professional practice by applying the specialist financial knowledge that this course aims to provide.
    Objectives:    

    1. Learning Goal

    Graduates of this degree will be comprehensive in their understanding of financial management principles and the changing knowledge base in finance.

    Learning objectives to achieve this goal:

    On successful completion of this degree students will be able to:

        * Effectively communicate a detailed understanding the fundamental principles of finance;
        * Analyse financial data within a constantly evolving financial environment; and
        * Knowledgably describe the main results of the applied research in the field of financial management.

    2. Learning Goal

    Graduates of this degree will be analytically evaluative x of the international context and sensitivities of financial management and financial markets.

    Learning objectives to achieve this goal:

    On successful completion of this degree students will be able to:

        * Describe the key institutional features of Australian capital markets;
        * Analyse the key similarities and differences in features between the Australian and overseas financial markets; and
        * Describe the key regulatory authorities that influence financial decision making both in Australia and overseas.

    3. Learning Goal

    Graduates of this degree will have a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced in corporate financial decision making and financial markets, including those involving derivative assets and the operation of the markets in these assets.

    Learning objectives to achieve this goal:

    On successful completion of this degree students will be able to:

        * Describe the key market features relating to derivative markets in Australia;
        * Undertake valuation analysis using a range of derivative pricing models; and
        * Highlight key similarities and differences between Australian securities markets and international markets with an emphasis on derivative and equity markets.

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:     The Master of Applied Finance course consists of five 12.5 point core subjects, three 6.25 point core subjects and three 6.25 point elective subjects.

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