Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery
Face to face on campus.
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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.
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.
More career information is available at: http://newcastle.edu.au//students/degrees-to-careers/
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.
Credit may be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on a case-by-case basis according to the Rules Governing Postgraduate Coursework Awards.
International students will be supported by the University and Newcastle Business School's current support mechanisms.
International applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Requirements. There is a minimum 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent.
Please visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Domestic students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Support Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umulliko. Students from rural and isolated areas and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds will be supported through existing University support structures.
Duration of program is four trimesters full-time or part-time equivalent. 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. Please check term dates on the University website at: www.newcastle.edu.au/dates/.
Students are required to complete 140 units (fourteen courses) of Core Courses and 20 units (two courses) other GSBS coded courses.
Grading of Degree
A Master degree shall be conferred as an Ordinary Degree, except that, in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above, the degree will be conferred "With Distinction".
1. The Faculty has identified equivalent courses which are available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Faculties/Faculty+of+Business+and+Law/Resources/Students/2011/2012-FBL-PG-Course-Equivalences261011.pdf . Current students will be advised to enrol in equivalent courses in lieu of relevant courses that will no longer be offered.
2. The Assistant Academic Registrar will write to all students who commenced study under the current program, advising of the transition arrangements, the equivalent courses and a program of study for completion. A Program Officer will be assigned to provide advice on transition arrangements.
3. Those areas where equivalent courses are not available in the redesigned course structure then the relevant current courses will be offered for up to two years.
4. All students enrolling in Term 1 2012 will study under the revised structure.
5. The transition arrangements will expire on 31 December 2013.
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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6002||Foundation of Business Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design||10 units|
|GSBS6005||Marketing Management and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6060||Strategic Management||10 units|
|GSBS6130||Corporate Finance||10 units|
|GSBS6140||Investment Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6142||Derivatives and Risk Management||10 units|
|GSBS6143||Applied Portfolio Management||10 units|
|GSBS6144||Financial Institutions Management||10 units|
|GSBS6145||International Financial Management||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Accounting and Financial Management||10 units|