Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance

  • Effective from: 2017
  • Approved Abbreviation: MBusAdm/MAppFin
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2782
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 084780E

This program applies to students who commenced in 2017 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year 2015 and 2016 - 2782.1 - Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance

This double degree is unique in that it equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to engage with contemporary business environments, and in particular executive careers in finance, banking and investment sectors. It provides students with the opportunity to acquire technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques. The design of the degree reflects consultation with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations; the applied finance components have been developed by individuals who are actively involved in the financial sector. The design comprises business foundation and core subjects which provide students with key skills such as business communication and analysis, as well as a general knowledge of the basics of business e.g., Accounting, Economics, and Statistics. Students complete: four foundation subjects, twelve core subjects, 20 credit points from an alternate pool of subjects and a 20 credit point capstone subject, for a total of 200 credit points. This program has multiple intakes each year and is suitable for graduates holding a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Applicants will find having a background in Business or Commerce advantageous.

Study Mode

Two and a half years full-time or five years part time.

Program Advice

Dr Walid Bakry

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above

Accreditation

The Master of Business Administration / Master of Applied Finance fulfils the educational requirements for admission as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Senior Associate membership with Finsia also requires at least five years career experience in the financial services industry. The Master of Business Administration / Master of Applied Finance also satisfies the education requirements for professional membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA).

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 200 credit points. This includes four foundation subjects, twelve core subjects, 20 credit points of alternate subjects and a 20 credit point capstone subject, as per the structure below:

Subject Title Credit Points
Foundation Subjects
BUSM 7007Business Communication Skills10
BUSM 7050Integrated Business Experience 110
BUSM 7099Understanding Contemporary Organisations10
Select one of the following:10
Marketing Systems
The Contemporary Business Environment
Core Subjects
MATH 7003Applied Business Statistics10
BUSM 7018Contemporary People Management10
ACCT 7012Corporate Finance10
ECON 7001Economics10
BUSM 7031Financial Institution Management10
BUSM 7032Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)10
FINC 7006Financial Modelling10
ACCT 7015Financial Reports for Decision Making10
BUSM 7035Funds Management and Portfolio Selection10
BUSM 7051Integrated Business Experience 210
BUSM 7053International Finance10
BUSM 7083Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory10
Alternate Subjects
Select one of the following groups:20
Alternate Group 1:
FINC 7022Applied Project (Finance and Property)10
Select one of the following:
Credit and Lending Decisions
Derivatives
Alternate Group 2:
Property Investment Analysis
Property Portfolio Analysis
Capstone Subject
Select one of the following:20
Business Project
Internship
Total Credit Points210

Early Exit – Graduate Certificate in Business

Students who have completed 40 credit points of subjects as specified below may exit with 2765 Graduate Certificate in Business. Students are expected to complete 20 credit points of study before undertaking the BUSM 7050 Integrated Business Experience 1 subject.

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 7007Business Communication Skills10
BUSM 7050Integrated Business Experience 110
BUSM 7099Understanding Contemporary Organisations10
Select one of the following:10
Marketing Systems
The Contemporary Business Environment
Total Credit Points40

Alternatively, students may complete 40 credit points of subjects (excluding capstone subjects) from any postgraduate business subjects. This requires approval from the Director of Academic Program.

Early Exit – Master of Business Administration

Students in the Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance who have completed 160 credit points of Postgraduate subjects as specified below may exit with 2761 Master of Business Administration.

Subject Title Credit Points
Foundation Subjects
BUSM 7007Business Communication Skills10
BUSM 7050Integrated Business Experience 110
BUSM 7099Understanding Contemporary Organisations10
Select one of the following:10
Marketing Systems
The Contemporary Business Environment
Core Subjects
BUSM 7018Contemporary People Management10
ECON 7001Economics10
ACCT 7015Financial Reports for Decision Making10
BUSM 7051Integrated Business Experience 210
Major/Non-major
Select one of the following:60
Finance and Investment, Major (link below)
Non-major: A total of 60cp from any postgraduate business subjects.
Capstone Subjects
Select one of the following:20
Business Project
Internship
Total Credit Points160

Finance and Investment, Major

Early Exit – Master of Applied Finance

Students in the Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance who have completed 160 credit points of subjects as specified below may exit with 2759 Master of Applied Finance.

Subject Title Credit Points
Foundation Subjects
BUSM 7007Business Communication Skills10
BUSM 7050Integrated Business Experience 110
BUSM 7099Understanding Contemporary Organisations10
Select one of the following:10
Marketing Systems
The Contemporary Business Environment
Core Subjects
MATH 7003Applied Business Statistics10
ACCT 7012Corporate Finance10
ECON 7001Economics10
BUSM 7031Financial Institution Management10
BUSM 7032Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)10
FINC 7006Financial Modelling10
ACCT 7015Financial Reports for Decision Making10
BUSM 7035Funds Management and Portfolio Selection10
BUSM 7053International Finance10
BUSM 7083Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory10
Capstone Subject
Select Capstone 1 or Capstone 2:20
Capstone 1:
Select one of the following:
Business Project
Internship
Capstone 2:
FINC 7022Applied Project (Finance and Property)10
Select one of the following:
Credit and Lending Decisions
Derivatives
Total Credit Points170

Replaced Subject

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.

MKTG 7003 - Applied Project (Finance and Property), replaced by FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property)