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Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investment Management

Overview

Develop the critical insights and decision-making expertise to thrive in the evolving, fast-paced finance industry.

Become a confident, capable leader in the finance and investment management industry through immersive, authentic learning experiences featuring collaboration with industry and academic experts.

The need for specialist knowledge of financial management has never been greater among funds managers, corporations, financial institutions, and public sector entities. Retirement savings and public sector debt continue to grow, as technologies and geo-political risks increase. To cope, the financial sector must recognise and embed best practices relating to managing financial objectives and risks across volatile markets, changing demographics, new technologies and responsible investing and lending. 

The Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investment Management is designed for graduates looking to pursue careers in the finance sector. Through the duration of this degree, you’ll gain exposure to innovative investment strategies involving both traditional and alternative asset classes. Obtain a deep understanding of financial modelling, portfolio management, derivatives, fixed income, public sector financing, equities, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure while becoming acquainted with recent technological advancements shaping the financial industry. This knowledge will prepare you to navigate complex data across industries and make informed decisions that involve calculated risks supported by financial knowledge, data analysis and research.  

The program is based in the heart of Brisbane's CBD. The central 308 Queen Street location will help you form valuable connections with industry and academic researchers.  

Location
Brisbane City
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (29 Jan, 2024)
Program Code
5764
AQF
Level 8
Location
Brisbane City
Fees
A$25600
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (29 Jan, 2024)
Semester dates for 2025 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5764
CRICOS Code
114237J
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Develop in-demand skills to revolutionise the way we manage risk and outcomes in a volatile and everchanging financial environment.
  • Learn from industry-leading lecturers at the forefront of research and expertise.
  • Immerse yourself in the ideal environment for inspiration, collaboration and idea acceleration at our convenient 308 Queen Street location situated in the heart of Brisbane City.
  • Each course is a balance between online interactions and face to face 3 day intensive workshops with each course sequenced in series (with some overlap) across one year.

1 in Queensland for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2023

1 in Queensland for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Contemporary Financial Modelling and Analytics
  • Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management in Practice
  • Derivatives and Applied Risk Management
  • Quantitative Investment Strategies

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Investment manager
  • Fund manager
  • Portfolio manager
  • Investment analyst
  • Planning policy manager
  • Market risk manager
  • Investment banker

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include:

  • a bachelor or bachelor honours degree in accounting, commerce, economics, finance, mathematics or quantitative methods; or
  • a bachelor or bachelor honours degree containing at least 5 courses in the following areas:
  • calculus or advanced mathematics or high mathematics or mathematical analysis.
  • finance or financial management
  • accounting or accounting management
  • business analytics or business information systems
  • algebra
  • probability or statistics
  • statics
  • ordinary differential equation or numerical analysis or differential equations or multivariate analysis

Relevant work experience

Relevant work experience should typically be post-graduation and includes work in finance, funds management, debt/liquidity management, broking, bank/corporate treasury, trading, business partner (accounting, economics or finance), origination, and investment banking in various types of roles (front office, middle office and relevant support functions e.g. legal), or project management roles (with financial, venture capital or quantitative responsibilities).

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 100, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21, speaking 19

PTE Academic - Overall 72, all sub bands minimum 60

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills

CES - Overall 185, all sub bands minimum 169

OET is not accepted

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investment Management are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Additional application information

International applicants must have completed the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550.

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Exemptions may apply for applicants who have completed a bachelor or master's degree program at an accredited university or institution which is recognised by The University of Queensland as one where:<10>

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  • English was the medium of instruction, and
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  • English was the medium of assessment, and
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  • the final year of study was undertaken during the five (5) years immediately prior to the commencement of study at The University of Queensland.
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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$21,840

2024

$21,840

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $25,600

2024

AUD $25,600

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investment Management pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in January - 20 December of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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