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Graduate Diploma of Financial Management

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Management provides graduates with the knowledge and analytical skills to address the financial management and decision-making aspects of an organisation.  This program provides a particular career focus on financial market analysis, banking, investment houses, government departments and financial brokering.

The program can be completed in one year of full-time study, making it ideal if you are looking at a career change or promotion.  It is designed to suit graduates who are working predominantly in the making of financial decisions or who are charged with designing and incorporating systems which support the implementation of such decisions.

Throughout the program you will gain an understanding of the uses and limitations of accounting information, familiarity with basic economic and legal concepts essential for the middle to upper levels of management and an understanding of financing and investment.

You will study five compulsory courses including  Systems Management Overview, Economics for Business, Organisational Finance, Accounting Information for Decision Making and Financial Marketing Analysis.  You will also have the opportunity to choose one elective course from a range of business areas.

The Graduate Diploma is a pathway to the Master of Financial Management.

DURATION: 1 year full time

ENTRY POINTS: February/July/November

LOCATION: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Rockhampton


What am I studying?

Financial managers of the future will have the competency to properly implement the functions of financial management and the ability to deal with international markets. They will recognise the significance of economic and business trends in the Asia-Pacific area and understand the importance of culture as a prerequisite to a successful business.

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Management program provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to address the financial management and decision making aspects of an organisation.

Why Study Graduate Diploma of Financial Management at CQUni

CQUniversity’s postgraduate business programs are designed to expand and build on your existing expertise and skills, in turn equipping you with everything you need to advance your career or shift it in a new direction.

We understand that both your professional and personal life is already busy, so we offer a flexible learning environment where you can combine your study with your career and lifestyle.  We do this by providing you with a choice of on-campus or distance education study options in either full-time or part-time modes, so you can tailor your study to suit your individual needs.

Our core business programs offer you a choice of specialisation – namely in human resource management, international business, engineering and marketing management, all of which are accredited with relevant industry bodies.   Whatever program you choose, you can be rest assured that it will be up-to-date and relevant to the latest industry practices, and will be delivered by some of the finest and most experienced lecturers and academics in the field.

At CQUniversity our aim is to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.  So whether you are looking to boost and widen your career prospects or to satisfy a desire for further learning, CQUniversity can deliver everything you need for a successful career.


Entry requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Management include:

An undergraduate degree in accounting or finance or instructor approval. For the purposes of admission into this program, an undergraduate degree in accounting of finance is considered to be any of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from an Australian university that is accredited with accounting bodies.
  • An undergraduate degree from an Australian university in the area of accounting or finance or a generic degree with a major in accounting or finance, made up of a minimum of 50% content in the areas of accounting and finance.
  • An overseas qualification equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% content in the areas of accounting and finance.
  • An Australian postgraduate coursework degree or overseas equivalent in the area of accounting or finance.

Career Opportunities

If you are looking for a career working within international monetary markets and systems or providing risk analysis, foreign exchange risk management, multinational working capital management or foreign investment analysis, this program provides the tools and knowledge to get you there.  Particular career focus areas are financial market analysis, banking, investment houses, government departments and financial brokering.

Program Structure

You are required to complete 6 courses (48 unit points of credit) to graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Financial Management.

These courses include:

  • 5 core courses; and
  • 1 elective coursechosen from specified postgraduate courses from the Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education, provided prerequisites have been met.

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