Applied Finance, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T038

Previous Code:  MT2021.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

The Applied Finance major equips you with the expert skills to create a career as a finance specialist. In this major you will develop in-depth knowledge of finance with a focus on investment and securities, economics, and banking and finance. The core subjects in the Bachelor of Business will provide you a foundation of business knowledge and develop your skills in innovation, career planning, and numeracy. The Applied Finance major builds on this knowledge and skills in an applied discipline based context. Finance specialists work in a range of roles within the rapidly growing finance sector. This major fulfils the educational requirements for admission as an Associate (A Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) provided the applicant is at least working in the financial services industry. All other students are eligible to apply for Affiliate membership (no postnominals apply).

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Macquarie Street Internal Program Advice
Sydney City Campus Internal Neelam Goela
University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City Internal Program Advice

Major Structure

Qualification for this major requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including all of the core subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Core Subjects
FINC 3001Bank Management10
ECON 2002Corporate Financial Management10
ECON 3003Derivatives10
ECON 3006Economic and Financial Modelling10
ECON 1003Financial Institutions and Markets10
ECON 3014International Finance10
FINC 3008Investment Management10
FINC 3015Security Analysis and Business Valuation10
Total Credit Points80

Professional Subjects for Careers in Money

Students undertaking the Applied Finance major are advised to take the following four subjects to satisfy the requirements for their professional core.

Subject Title Credit Points
ECON 3007Economics and Finance Engagement Project10
BUSM 3028Innovation, Enterprise and Society10
BUSM 2041Working in Professions10
Select one of the following:10
Introduction to Economic Methods
Statistics for Business

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Business with a major in Applied Finance requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time, start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
BUSM 1010 Financing Enterprises 10
ECON 1003 Financial Institutions and Markets 10
Select one of the following: 10
Introduction to Economic Methods  
Statistics for Business  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
ECON 2002 Corporate Financial Management 10
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
FINC 3008 Investment Management 10
BUSM 2041 Working in Professions 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ECON 3006 Economic and Financial Modelling 10
ECON 3014 International Finance 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
FINC 3001 Bank Management 10
ECON 3003 Derivatives 10
BUSM 3028 Innovation, Enterprise and Society 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
FINC 3015 Security Analysis and Business Valuation 10
ECON 3007 Economics and Finance Engagement Project (Enterprise Engaged Subject) 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Part-time, start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
ECON 1003 Financial Institutions and Markets 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
BUSM 1010 Financing Enterprises 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
ECON 2002 Corporate Financial Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Introduction to Economic Methods  
Statistics for Business  
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
FINC 3008 Investment Management 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 2041 Working in Professions 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
ECON 3014 International Finance 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ECON 3006 Economic and Financial Modelling 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
FINC 3001 Bank Management 10
BUSM 3028 Innovation, Enterprise and Society 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ECON 3003 Derivatives 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
ECON 3007 Economics and Finance Engagement Project (Enterprise Engaged Subject) 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
FINC 3015 Security Analysis and Business Valuation 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points240