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As little as 16 months
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Completion time dependent on individual study path, RPL, leave and course availability. Please speak to a Student Advisor for more information.
What you will study
UNSW’s Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance is designed to ensure you can confidently apply, manage and lead financial functions at all business levels - both in Australia and around the world – and be an asset to any forward-thinking financial organisation.
Tailor your studies to align with your professional ambitions and unlock your career goals. Learn to confidently apply financial practices to overcome market challenges and enhance your professional performance, giving you the competitive edge to thrive in the modern financial world.
Courses at a glance
- Any 6 Core Courses (from List A and B), plus 2 available Elective Courses
- Or, any 7 Core Courses (from List A and B), plus 1 available Elective Courses
- Or, all 8 Core Courses (from List A and B)
- Portfolio Management
- International Finance*
- Corporate Finance*
With the online Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from UNSW, you will gain specialist knowledge and the ability to apply contemporary financial theories to overcome challenges and enhance performance in your organisation.
Download your program guide to find out more about how the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance will prepare you for a successful career in domestic and global contexts.
A Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance opens you up to a range of career opportunities. You’ll have the skills to work across a range of settings, including:
The UNSW Online experience
We are here to support you, every step of the way, to graduate from one of the world’s leading universities. Our online learning environment has been designed to seamlessly fit into your already busy schedule and you’ll be able to access course resources on any device, at any time.
Our academics are some of the best in the world and, even though you’re studying online, you can expect your learning experience to be the same high standard as that of our on-campus students.
Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor, who is committed to assisting you from enrolment through to graduation. They are on-hand for all non-academic queries by phone or email.
You will also have access to Career Success – a curated, self-paced module that provides a framework for thinking about, and taking action to implement, an effective career plan. Through Career Success, you will have access to tools like Career AI (powered by VMock) and CaseCoach, and guides on crafting the perfect LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter.
- Private Equity and Venture Capital*#
- Equity Valuation*
- Fixed Income*
- Ethics and Professional Standards*
General admission requirements
To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, you must have:
- A recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Admissions Entry Calculator, OR
- 3 years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to business, banking or finance.
Entry via nested qualification
If you successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance with a credit average (65% or higher), you can progress to the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.