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Current Students admitted PRIOR to January 2015 - additional FAQ's

Are the credit points changing for the core units?

No. All Core units remain at 4 credit points units including gateway units.

 

Legal Risk in Finance

Legal Risk in Finance

2015 will be the last opportunity to complete Legal Risk in Finance in its current form. Legal Risk in Finance will be offered in Melbourne in Terms 2 & 4. If you do not complete, or have not previously completed Legal Risk in Finance in 2015 you will be required to undertake Professional Practice in 2016.  

 

What is the Professional Practice unit?

In this unit, students will integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program and in their professional careers to issues and cases that simulate professional practice in finance. Students will reflect on their roles as practitioners in the finance industry and further develop their professional identity.

Students will undertake a major independent research  project in applied finance and will be challenged to critically reflect on current issues via the preparation and presentation of a major research report. Personal communication, negotiation and collaborative skills will be further developed. This unit will be undertaken towards the end of the program of study.

 

Do I need to take the Professional Practice unit?

Not if you maintain a continuous enrolment in the pre-2015 program offering OR if you fail to complete the LRF in 2015. Those students who have not completed LRF will be required to complete PP in 2016 or later, to complete the requirements of the award.

 

Will there be a knowledge gap between my knowledge from the old unit & the revised core units?

There may be. To address this we will provide access to the material that is moving between units and possibly a workshop on the Greeks, FSA and Valuation.

 

Will the Elective units be changing in any way?

No. There will be no major changes to the Electives units. We will continue to offer our extensive range of electives. The structure of elective units will not be affected by the new program. MAppFin students will still need to complete 6 elective units to complete the MAppFin.

 

Do the old pre-requisites still apply to the new units?

Some pre-requisites have changed, please review the pre-requisites here: MAFC Main Website > Timetables.

 

I have done Investments – why can’t I do the new unit (Portfolio Management Valuation)?

If you have already completed the core unit Investments, you will not be able to enrol in the new unit Portfolio Management Valuation because there is more than 50% overlap of material between Investments and Portfolio Management Valuation.

 

I have a Substitution for Legal Risk in Finance, but in the new program structure Legal Risk in Finance will no longer be a core unit:

  1. What would happen if I have a break in study and do not maintain my enrolment as a “Current Student” (Fail to enrol in a unit each calendar year), will my Substitution be carried forward:

No, you will be subject to the 2015 program structure and will be required to complete Professional Practice.

  1. What if I do not wish to take up the Substitution for Legal Risk in Finance, and wish to study Legal Risk in Finance in 2015 (being the last time it will be offered in its current format), could I do this instead?

Yes, you will be able to do this. Please enrol via iManage and advise your centre of study.

  1. What if I do not wish to take up the Substitution for Legal Risk in Finance, and wish to study the NEW core unit Professional Practice in 2016, could I do this instead?

Yes, you will be able to do this. Please enrol via iManage and advise your centre of study.

 

If I enrolled under the old program structure, must I switch over to the new program structure?

No this is not necessary. Unless you have had a break in study, for example, not enrolled in for a calendar year, only then will you need to re-apply in the new MAppFin program.

 

I am a student currently undertaking the MAppFin program. If I complete 16 credit points can I take out the Graduate Certificate of Finance?

Yes, students enrolled in the pre-2015 version of the MAppFin exit with the Postgraduate Certificate.

 

What does Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) mean for the Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) in Applied Finance?

2014 is the last year this program will be offered. No articulations into the MAppFin will be accepted after the commencement of Semester 2, 2014. Communication and information has been sent to all PGC students advising them of their options.

From 2015, the PGC will remain as an exit award option for those students enrolled in the pre-2015 Masters who do not wish to complete the Masters.