Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis provides general understanding on a range of contemporary accounting and finance issues. The course is designed for students without a strong undergraduate background in accounting and/or finance who need some of the key basic building blocks before proceeding to advanced-level subjects in a master's program. It is also appropriate for students who have no undergraduate degree but extensive practical experience and who can use the program to prove their ability to undertake postgraduate study. Career options following additional study include financial analyst and financial planning positions in the financial services sector, industry and government.
The course comprises four core subjects totalling 24 credit points. The course duration is one session of full-time or one year of part-time study.
- Financial analysis
Standard entry requirements
- Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. If the previous qualification is not in a related field, applicants require a minimum of two years' relevant work experience. Applicants without a degree require eight years' full-time relevant work experience and evidence of a general capacity to undertake tertiary education. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184.
This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis, the Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis, and the Master of Financial Analysis.