University of Technology Sydney

C07012v8 Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis (GradDipFinAnalys)
CRICOS code: 020411D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus


This course was previously called the Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


The Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis provides advanced-level material in core contemporary accounting and finance issues.

The core subjects are designed to offer a balanced coverage of accounting, finance, investment topics and legal aspects..

Career options

Career options include financial analyst and financial planning positions in the financial services sector, industry and government.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Critically analyse relevant information for business decisions
1.2 Apply key business concepts taking into account the broader environmental context
2.1 Apply creative problem-solving processes to address complex business issues
2.2 Apply integrated solutions in decision making
3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently, in high-quality written form appropriate for the audience
3.2 Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills suitable for academic or professional audiences
3.3 Interact effectively with others in order to work towards a desired outcome
4.1 Explain ethical and social responsibility principles in professional practice
4.2 Explain challenges to the incorporation of sustainability principles
5.1 Demonstrate proficiency in technical skills necessary for professional practice in the finance industry
5.2 Illustrate Indigenous business practices

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of five subject exemptions, of which two core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Course structure

The course comprises eight core subjects totalling 48 credit points.

Course completion requirements

25742 Financial Management 6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions 6cp
23706 Economics for Management 6cp
79708 Contemporary Business Law 6cp
25741 Capital Markets 6cp
25705 Financial Modelling and Analysis 6cp
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis 6cp
22754 Corporate Accounting 6cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing a suggested study sequence. Most of the subjects are offered in Autumn, Spring and Summer sessions.

Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
79708 Contemporary Business Law   6cp
Spring session
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis   6cp
25705 Financial Modelling and Analysis   6cp
22754 Corporate Accounting   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis (C11015), the Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis, and the Master of Financial Analysis (C04038).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
Business (Postgraduate)