Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD077
CRICOS 072991D

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance is designed to enhance graduates' managerial effectiveness in the field of finance.

The program provides students with a strong foundation in the principles and practice of finance. It furnishes them with new skills and analytical tools to form a sound basis for financial decision-making.

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance is also designed to prepare students who may be interested to continue further study in the Master of Applied Finance.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GD077
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD077

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 072991D
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications
    • Graduate entry only
    • Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $46,000


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Manager / Business Management, Financial Analyst, Investment Consultant

  • Degree Structure

    Students complete four core courses and four electives. The maximum time permitted for completion of the program is four years.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan
    Core courses
    ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts and Methods
    CORPFIN 7005: Principles of Finance
    CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods 
    ECON 7200: Economic Principles 

    4 elective courses from:
    CORPFIN 7019: Advanced Funds Management
    CORPFIN 7020: Derivatives
    CORPFIN 7039: Equity Valuation and Analysis
    CORPFIN 7040: Fixed Income Securities
    CORPFIN 7021: Corporate Investment Evaluation
    CORPFIN 7023: Financial Modelling Techniques
    CORPFIN 7042: Corporate Financial Risk Management
    CORPFIN 6003: Tax, Estate and Wealth Planning
    CORPFIN 6013: Wealth Management in Asia
    ACCTFIN 7017: Financial Statement Analysis

    OR 2 courses from the list above and 2 courses from the Accounting, Applied Finance, Management or Marketing disciplines

    Subject to approval, students may be eligible to undertake the following electives:
    PROF 7500: Australia Professions Internship
    PROF 7502: International Professions Internship
    PROF 7503: Industry Placement


    Course assessments can involve a variety of tasks including group assignment and exams.

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020