Finance (International) 569

This course will enhance your knowledge and skills in accounting and related financial management aspects of business to equip you for a career in professional accounting and related fields. You will study corporate, financial and managerial accounting, and explore key topics in corporation law and the legal environment, taxation and auditing.

Provides a deeper understanding of modern international finance, including exchange rate economics, international monetary system, international aspects of interest rates, interaction of exchange rates and commodity prices, foreign exchange risk management using advanced techniques, international financial and investment decisions.

Economics (Principles) 515 Provides an introduction to economic analysis covering key principles in both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Includes: economics of markets, price determination, market structures, business cycles, economic growth, inflation and unemployment, international trade, and economic policy. Emphasises the application of economic theory to real world events.

Finance (Trading Strategies) 590 Explores the processes and techniques involved in the trading of securities and derivative products. Topics covered include: the mechanisms of the stock exchange system, recent innovations in international financial markets, electronic trading, technical and fundamental analysis, review of financial market inefficiencies and market microstructure issues.

Finance (Derivative Securities) 574 Theoretical foundations of derivative securities, financial futures, FRAs and interest rate swaps, introduction to options, BlackScholes Greeks, Black-Scholes European option pricing, binomial American option pricing, other Greeks, term structure of volatility, strike structure of volatility, exotic options and structured products. The course is structured into three main modules futures, swaps and options.

Also available:

Graduate Certificate in Finance: Units of study: Econometrics (Introductory) 511 Accounting (Financial) 520 Finance (Principles) 515 Economics (Principles) 515 Duration: 4 months full time or 8 months part time study Entry requirements for MFin and Graduate Certificate of Finance: • A  Bachelor degree in a non-finance discipline from a recognised university. • English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Accounting (Quantitative Methods) 516 Fundamentals of Business and Corporations Law 565 Taxation 531


Finance (Principles) 515 Accounting (Corporate Issues) 521 Accounting (Information Systems) 531 Auditing 551


Curtin University’s internationally renowned Curtin Business School (CBS) offers a range of cutting-edge postgraduate Business programs at the Curtin Singapore Campus. Programs are available full-time (1 year) or parttime (2 years) to suit the needs of busy executives. Learning is applied, using real business cases, and focuses on current issues in the Asia-Pacific and Global business environment.

Application procedure:

Study Business in Asia’s Business Hub: Singapore

The Master of Accounting is accredited by the CPA, ACCA and the ICA Australia.

Accounting (Theory and Issues) 522 Accounting (Statement Analysis) 525 Economic Analysis and Asian Economies 550


Entry requirements for MAcc

Accounting (Financial) 520

• A  Bachelor degree in any non-accounting discipline area from a recognised university.

Accounting (Managerial) 530

To apply, download an application form from courses/international/how-to-apply.cfm, attach all academic transcripts and certificates, proof of English proficiency, resume/CV, passport and birth certificate (if you are an overseas student). Scan all documents and email to 2011 TUITION FEES (INCL. GST) Master of International Business/Master of Finance/ Master of Accounting:S$28,569.00 Graduate Diploma of International Business: S$19,046.00 Graduate Certificate of Finance: S$9,523.00

• English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.




Administration fee



Medical Insurance



FPS Insurance for Masters


S$308.05, S$307.29**

FPS Insurance for Graduate Diploma


S$206.15, S$205.40**

FPS Insurance for Graduate Certificate


S$104.26, S$103.50**

Intakes: March, July and November For more information visit: email: call: +65 65938000 *local students are not required to purchase medical insurance if coverage is already in place **without Medical Insurance

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Curtin Singapore is managed and operated by Curtin Education Centre Pte Ltd ERF No. 200804822R (20-05-2010 to 19-05-2014)

As the global economy increasingly focuses on Asia, studying at Curtin Singapore puts our students in the centre of one of the fastest developing business and economic regions in the world. Curtin Singapore offers students excellent facilities, on a modern campus close to Singapore’s Central Business District, and a top quality Australian university education. Singapore is home to over 4000 multinational corporations, and is an economic and transport hub for the region. A melting pot of cultures and close to exciting destinations such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia

and Vietnam, studying in Singapore gives students the opportunity to explore the region whilst gaining the best business education experience possible.

Why study with Curtin? • C  urtin University is the largest government funded university in Western Australia with over 45,000 students worldwide and is Internationally recognised. • C  urtin Business School is one of the largest, most respected and comprehensive business schools in Australia. • C  BS’ courses are designed in partnership with industry to ensure they are applied, relevant, and teaching students the skills employers look for and ensuring our graduates are job ready. • C  urtin Singapore is a state-of-the-art campus with all the modern facilities students need. • Q  uality and academic standards at Curtin Singapore are strictly controlled by Curtin University ensuring students receive the exact same standard of education. • M  ulti-destination education – students have the option to study a semester at Curtin in Sydney or Perth to broaden their international experience.

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The Curtin University MIB program focuses on strategy, management, decision making and business in the Asia-Pacific region providing graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful top level managerial career in global business. MIB builds a solid basis to managing international companies and their operations. MIB gives an in-depth knowledge into managing a company beyond national borders. MIB study also helps graduates to better manage people in multicultural environments even if their company does not have international operations. Students study strategic management, focusing on alliances, partnerships and networks in a global environment.

Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation 580

International Marketing 615

Being able to communicate effectively in multicultural environment is a key skill in today’s business environment. This unit provides students with skills that contribute to the effective and efficient functioning of multicultural workplaces and businesses.

 oncepts of the international marketing process and the C international marketplace and environments within which Multinational, global corporations and State-owned enterprises operate and compete. Geopolitics and global interdependence.

Global Business 650

Brings together issues of global trade, commerce, finance, accounting, marketing and human resource management with a strategic perspective. Frameworks are explored from a senior managerial point of view, and this exploration will be of particular interest to those with significant practical experience.

The Curtin Master of Finance is designed for those looking to break into the field of global finance for the first time, as well as finance professionals looking to advance their career. Students learn the principles of finance, with an overview of the operations of the financial markets and financial instruments that are traded within these markets. Students are introduced to the concepts of equity, corporate debt, foreign exchange markets, derivatives, and interest rate determinants. Students use real-world international business case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem solving skills. Lecturers apply theory to reality to give you a sound basis for entry into the working world where problem solving is the key to success.

Units of study: Global Distribution and Transportation 501 Transportation as part of the logistics process. Students look at Transport economic theory. Carriers: service, selection, pricing, freight and negotiation rates, liabilities, regulation and planning. Modes of transportation and the Government’s role.

Environmental Issues in Business 501 An introduction to environmental issues relevant to the managers of today’s and tomorrow’s organisations. Outlines current environmental problems and explore implementation of possible solutions. The needs of nature, communities, business operators, governments and interest groups are all examined.

Management Overview 560 The aim of this unit is to introduce students to a range of the theories, concepts, principles, practices and skills that underpin management.

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Provides a greater insight into transnational business trends, strategies and operations. A strong emphasis towards global business perspectives and practical international business skills orientation. Topics include macro-level issues such as the history and geo-political context of globalisation, international trade and global institutions; organisational-level issues such as global strategies, risk management, knowledge management, global production, logistics and sustainability and micro-level issues such as global leadership and human resource development.

Comparative Management 601 Explores management systems in different countries, as well as introducing a variety of functional and strategic contexts. Examines management systems amongst the Anglo, Arabic and European cultural and ethnic groupings, and in countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and India.

Corporate Strategy 650 The focus of this unit is to create a long-term vision for the organisation and the strategies required to attain and sustain a competitive advantage. A primary element of the unit will be the formulation and implementation of effective business and corporate level strategies. Most problems encountered in business are complex and multi-functional. Thus, this unit will integrate knowledge and skills gained from the other commerce units in functional areas in conjunction with a model of strategic competitiveness to examine firm-wide strategic issues. We will view the firm and major units within it from a general manager’s perspective of achieving and maintaining long-term organisational health (survival and success).

Human Resource Management (International) 650  rovides participants with the opportunity to explore issues P relating to the human resource management needs of multinational enterprises as well as smaller organisations. Exploration of aspects of international human resource management activities such as staffing the organisation, employee development, appraisals, compensation. Addresses the role of human resources in culturally diverse organisations.

Dynamics of International Strategy 601

Knowledge Management and Intelligent Systems 611

Foundations and business applications of knowledge management and intelligent systems, organisational learning, ontologies and the semantic web, knowledge-based and expert systems, knowledge discovery, acquisition and learning, representation and reasoning, intelligent agents over the Internet with e-commerce applications, document and content management systems.

International Management 675 Develops the competencies needed for effective management of global operations. Explores cultural issues in international management, strategic models, management approaches in international joint ventures, global managerial ethics, paradigms of human resource deployment, global production, quality and other related issues.

Students can opt to join MIB directly, or work towards the masters gradually by enrolling in the following option:

Graduate Diploma in International Business* 8 units of study: Global Distribution and Transportation 501 Environmental Issues in Business 501 Management Overview 560 Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation 580 Global Business 650 Comparative Management 601 Corporate Strategy 650 Human Resource Management (International) 650 Duration: 8 months full time or 16 months part time study Entry requirements for MIB and Graduate Diploma of International Business: • A  Bachelor degree in any subject area from a recognised university. • English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. *awaiting final registration with CPE at time of going to print

Finance (Principles) 515 Provides an introduction to economic analysis covering key principles in both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Includes: economics of markets, price determination, market structures, business cycles, economic growth, inflation and unemployment, international trade, and economic policy. Emphasises the application of economic theory to real world events.

Finance (Portfolio Management) 571 Essentials of investment, security analysis and portfolio selection, mean variance criterion and portfolio selection, tracing the efficient frontier, single index model, capital asset pricing model, use of options and futures in portfolio management, fixed income security analysis and portfolio management, and portfolio performance measures.

Finance (Corporate) 572 Teaches financial economics as applied to individual firms. Emphasises skills necessary for chief financial managers to make financing and investment decisions. Provides a systematic and rigorous treatment of controversial issues such as capital optimal structure, dividend payouts, agency costs, mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

Finance (Analysis) 506

Core units of study:

Integration of finance theory and spreadsheet techniques. Financial ratios, leverage analysis, cost of capital, financial mathematics, capital budgeting, risk and statistical analysis, portfolio theory, macros and visual basic. Quantifying and programming financial problems.

Accounting (Financial) 520

Finance (Market for Corporate Control) 511

Accounting, its framework and the business environment. Recording business transactions. Balance day adjustments. Completing the accounting cycle. Retail operations. Retail inventory and reporting and disclosure framework. Accounting information systems. Internal controls; receivables and payables (excluding payroll). Noncurrent assets and different business structures.

Examination of the motives and incentives for mergers, acquisitions and takeovers. Measuring security price performance. The causes and consequences of takeovers. Corporate raiders. Corporate governance through proxy contests. The effects of share market purchases versus cash dividends as forms of corporate payouts. Anti-takeover defence mechanisms. Executive compensations structures, ownership and firm performance.

Econometrics (Introductory) 511 A review of elementary statistics, two-variable regression and multiple regression models, heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, multicollinearity, dummy and truncated variables. It is an introduction to simultaneous equation models, errors in variables, model selection, diagnostic and specification testing.

Financial Statement Analysis 579 Exploration of the role that information contained in financial statements plays in a finance context. Specifically looking at ratio analysis, accounting techniques, equity valuation and distress analysis.

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