Education provider Kaplan Professional has launched new specialisations and elective subjects following extensive consultation with industry experts and corporate organisations.
The specialisations and related subjects apply to the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Master of Applied Finance to help students focus on certain areas of professional practice to tailor their studies to align with their career goals.
“The skill sets required in the field of finance have been evolving rapidly due to changes in technology, regulations, and the global economic landscape,” said Kaplan Professional CEO Brian Knight. “At a national level, there is also growing demand for finance professionals who possess in-depth technical knowledge and skills in business intelligence and project management across a diverse range of industries.”
The new applied finance specialisations are business intelligence and project management.
Knight said that the business intelligence specialisation is suitable for finance professionals looking to use data to solve problems creatively by integrating design thinking with analytics capability, improving business decision-making across multi-disciplinary teams.
The project management specialisation is suitable for finance professionals seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the entire project lifecycle and effectively manage resources, including the skills and knowledge to assess the viability of projects, identify and plan for potential risks, and organise adequate financing to deliver projects on time and within budget.
The new elective subjects are:
“Finance professionals pursuing these new specialisations and elective subjects in either the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance or Master of Applied Finance will benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, access to industry experts, and hands-on experience to ensure they are well-equipped to tackle the challenges of the future,” Knight said. “We have designed the courses so that students learn in an engaging and innovative online environment, which contains a vast range of digital modules, resources, and videos with practical and relevant learning outcomes that are immediately applicable in the workplace.
“The flexible learning experience is also supported by weekly live online workshops and Q&A sessions, where students can engage with their tutor and peers in real-time to discuss the practical application of concepts and theories to their professional practice.”
Students can select up to two specialisations as part of their studies in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance or Master of Applied Finance.
Last month, Kaplan launched new insurance courses in response to significant demand from corporate clients.