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Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance

  • Graduate Certificate

Learn about key economic principles and financial market concepts in a global context, key theories and approaches to the fund raising and capital structure management process.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.6 - 3 years full-time
Study Mode
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov
Domestic Fees
$9,600 per year / $9,600 total

About this course

Corporate finance isn’t just for bankers and accountants any more. With global opportunities and skills shortages, knowledge of how and why the finance industry works is more important than ever before in developing your career – and graduate education is the key to gaining this knowledge.

Individuals who choose the graduate education path and undertake the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance gain advanced technical and specialist skills to commence or progress their career in the corporate finance industry.

Entry requirements

  • An Undergraduate Degree, or
  • A related Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or
  • An unrelated Advanced Diploma or Diploma plus 2 years related industry experience, or
  • Academic and/or professional qualifications demonstrating potential to undertake study at this level.
Level of Study

Course Structure

  • 3
  • 1
  • 4

Study locations


What you will learn

Learn about key economic principles and financial market concepts in a global context, key theories and approaches to the fund raising and capital structure management process. 

You'll also be able to learn how to construct a valuation based on the discounted cash flow valuation technique. Apply basic techniques in financial calculations and valuation techniques to a range of financial and business situations

Credit for prior study or work

Advanced Standing is recognition of prior learning (RPL) in terms of your experience and/or studies. When you apply for Advanced Standing, we will assess your prior learning and may award you credit in the course in which you are currently studying in recognition of what you have achieved. The granting of credit results in the reduction of the amount of learning required to achieve your qualification. We recognise various types of prior learning towards Kaplan postgraduate courses:

  • Advanced standing based on an Industry Designation - No charge
  • Advanced standing based on prior postgraduate study - $250 per subject*
  • Advanced standing based on industry experience (available for Financial Planning courses only)- $750 per subject*

See link for more info: https://www.kaplanprofessional.edu.au/faqs/postgraduate-advanced-standing/

How to apply

1. Check entry requirements

Each Kaplan Professional postgraduate qualification has minimum entry requirements. Please ensure you meet the eligibility requirements required to enrol. 

In order to complete your studies with Kaplan Professional, you are assumed to have the following skills and access relating to technology. 

2. Check for possible exemptions

You may be able to obtain advanced standing for Kaplan Professional subject based on your previous study, professional membership status and work experience. 

3. Choose a subject

Not all subjects are available in every study period so make sure you check your preferred subject is offered. Check the subject outline to understand the hours of commitment and prerequisites.

Applied Finance subjects> 

Make sure you check the assessment timetable to ensure you are available to sit the assessment pieces. 

4. Enrol

You only pay fees for subject(s) in which you enrol each study period. Check the fee schedule for more information about fees.

FEE-HELP is also available. Click here to find out if you're eligible. 

You can enrol now and supply documentation to support your application for enrolment at a later date, within three weeks of your initial enrolment into the qualification.  On enrolment, new postgraduate students will be required to post an original certified copy of their previous studies.  If you are paying by cheque, utilising a deferral or have a preferred client code you will need to download a copy of our paper-based enrolment form.