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Graduate Diploma of Business Specialisation Finance & Wealth Management

Graduate Diploma of Business Specialisation Finance & Wealth Management (GDBZ)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Gain greater knowledge of financial services with USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Business (Finance and Wealth Management). This specialisation will equip you with the skills to make sound financial decisions.
  • Wealth management is more than just financial planning. You will explore investor psychology and behavioural finance, contemporary issues in wealth management, corporation and taxation law, and strategic investment advice.
  • This degree emphasises collaboration with other specialisations to prepare you for decision making in the future - ensuring you are well equipped for this era of innovation. As part of this degree, you can add a second specialisation that can complement your career ambitions.

Career outcomes

  • Add to your existing qualification and professional portfolio with the Graduate Diploma of Business (Finance and Wealth Management) with career opportunities in financial services, taxation services, personal financial planning, banking, fund management, options/future trader, financial analyst, investment analyst and business consultant.
  • Positions within government are in high demand. Career opportunities exist for finance graduates in the Department of Defence and in the field of financial crime; an emerging field with a focus on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism and fraud.

Entry requirements 

  • Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Finance and Wealth Management specialisation courses 4
General specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Finance and Wealth Management specialisation courses 4
Second named specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.
  • Semester 3, 2021 - applications close Monday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 15 November, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

  • Semester 3 study is only available online.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*(Good Universities Guide, 2020.)

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