The Graduate Certificate in Finance is an online qualification that will provide you with the fundamental knowledge to make financial decisions at all business levels. 

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Online
Award
Graduate Certificate in Finance
Commencing Terms
Hexamester 1, Hexamester 2, Hexamester 3, Hexamester 4, Hexamester 5, Hexamester 6
Duration (Full Time)
0.7 Year(s)

Overview

UNSW’s Graduate Certificate in Finance is a fully-online program designed for professionals looking to gain the fundamental knowledge required to make financial decisions at all business levels, in Australia and internationally.  

This accelerated program will set you up to advance your career quickly. You will graduate with an understanding of and insight into varied finance disciplines such as, corporate finance, financial technology and financial management. 

Key features

  • 100% online learning 

  • Flexible study options 

  • Study real-world examples

Why study this degree at UNSW?

UNSW ranks 2nd in Australia and in the top 20 worldwide for Accounting and Finance*.

You will study a program designed and delivered with industry, for industry. Our online learning model has no on-campus commitments, meaning you can study anywhere at any time, and graduate within eight months without compromising your career.

You will be connected with a Student Success Advisor, who will support you and be on-hand via phone or email for all non-academic queries. 

*QS World University Rankings by Academic Subject, 2021

 

Program Code
7406
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24

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Entry requirements

To be eligible for this program, you must have:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (in any discipline)  

OR

  • Three years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to business, banking or finance. 

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

 

To be eligible for this program, you must have:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (in any discipline)  

OR

  • Three years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to business, banking or finance. 

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

The Graduate Certificate in Finance offers three core courses and one elective. The core courses will equip you with fundamental finance skills, while your choice of elective lets you tailor your expertise towards your career goals. 

Full program structure

You will study four core courses, including:

  • Corporate Finance 

  • Investments 

  • International Finance

Plus, the choice of one elective from the following courses: 

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital 

  • FinTech Ecosystem and Industry Insights 

  • Principles of Programming 

  • Financial Management 

For current and detailed course information, visit the Graduate Certificate in Finance Handbook 

Future careers

The skills and insights gained from your Graduate Certificate in Finance can have an immediate effect on your career. Our courses are shaped by industry leaders and world class academics - experts who recognise that the future presents career opportunities that don’t exist today, and who will help prepare you for those opportunities. 

As a UNSW Business School student, you’ll join a world-renowned business community, and have the forge career connections through a global network of more than 90,000 UNSW Business School alumni.  

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$17,960*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$17,960*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$24,995*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$24,995*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


  • Top 50
    Worldwide

    QS World University Rankings, 2022.

  • Most
    Employable Graduates

    AFR Top 100 Future leaders Award.

  • Leading
    Innovation

    #1 Australian uni attended by start-up founders.

The learning culture at UNSW, which challenges the status quo, helped set me apart from others.
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