2.6.2 Associate Degree of Finance

The Associate Degree of Finance has been designed to ensure that graduate capability has a strong connection between theory and the practical demands required of Corporate Finance professionals. This innovative approach to curriculum means courses enhance students’ general capabilities (problem-solving, communication, reflective practice) and specific knowledge capabilities that graduates require as they meet the current and future needs expected within the workplace and wider society. This compares favourably to traditional curriculum development which focuses on content input rather than output.

The Associate Degree of Finance is designed for successful careers in the fields of corporate finance. This program aims to provide finance practitioners with educational opportunities to enhance their professionalism and elevate their intellectual capacity in corporate finance, corporate risk management, and related areas.

The Associate Degree of Finance aims to provide students with:

  • a systematic and coherent body of knowledge based on the underlying theories, principles and concepts of corporate finance;
  • enable the student to interpret the key concepts and theories of corporate finance and apply them within a range of relevant contexts;
  • provide the students with the academic skills and attributes necessary to reflect critically on corporate finance issues and comprehend and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources;
  • develop the student’s capacity for self-directed and lifelong learning through the provision of a learning environment grounded in adult learning principles;
  • prepare graduates for a variety of careers and to engage in their work context as ethical, reflective and professional people;

The IBIBS Associate Degree of Finance with a focus on Investment Banking is a convenient exit point for students wishing to pursue a career in broader and less specialised disciplines of Investment Banking. Students who receive the Associate Degree are also able to continue and complete the Bachelor of Investment Banking as they progress in their career.


  1. Investment Banking Fundamentals (INV101)
  2. Financial Accounting (BUF102)
  3. Contract Law (LAW101)
  4. Economics for Investment Banking (BUF101)
  5. Capital Market Investments (INV102)
  6. Quantitative Methods for Investment Banking (BUF103)
  7. Commercial Law (LAW102)
  8. Financial Modelling for Investment Banking (INV104)
  9. Company Law (LAW201)
  10. Business Finance (BUF201)
  11. Taxation (INV202)
  12. Securities Regulations (LAW202)
  13. Advanced Capital Market Investments (INV203)
  14. Project Finance (INV204)
  15. Corporate Finance (BUF202)
  16. Private Equity & Venture Capital Investments (INV201)

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Investment Banking may elect to leave the course after successfully completing 16 core subjects, with an Associate Degree of Finance that constitutes two years of the Bachelor of the Investment Banking. The Associate Degree of Finance 




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