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Masters (Coursework)

Perth
Actuaries and financial mathematicians apply mathematical models and numerical tools to practical applications, such as financial markets. They gather statistical data on the financial decisions that people make.
Duration
6 months full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$31,704 total
Graduate Satisfaction
85.10%
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$10,340 per year / $51,700 total
International Tuition Fees
$37,600 per year

Masters (Coursework)

Nathan
The Master of Finance offers comprehensive preparation for those wishing to pursue or advance their career in the finance and investments industry.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Finance, a student must:

  • hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) OR
  • hold a Bachelor degree in finance (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) - students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing OR
  • hold any Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 AND have successfully passed the Level I examination for the Chartered Financial Analyst Program administered by the CFA Institute - students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$28,500 per year / $57,000 total
International Tuition Fees
$33,500 per year / $67,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
87.60%
Duration
12 months full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$13,000 per year / $13,000 total
International Tuition Fees
$18,240 per year / $218,880 total

Graduate Diploma

Sydney Campus
The course is designed to expose students to the new ways financial services are being delivered using advanced technologies, big data and the internet and their transformative power in reshaping business models.
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology Management, or
  • Five years' relevant work experience.

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.

Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Study Mode
In person

Doctorate (PhD)

Perth
Specifically, applicants require a degree or equivalent in commerce majoring in economics and/or finance and/or property with a high course weighted average, honours degree in economics or finance, or completion of a professional master in economics and/or finance and/or property, or related field...
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
85.10%

Masters (Coursework)

Perth
The UWA Business School's Master of Applied Finance is your path to a global finance career.
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
83.30%

Graduate Certificate

Sydney Campus
This one-semester course will introduce students to the new ways financial services are being delivered using advanced technologies and the internet and their transformative power in reshaping business models.
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification); or
  • Completion of IMC's Postgraduate Preparation Program; or
  • Completion of a three-year post-secondary qualification, with an average pass mark of 70%, in a relevant discipline; or
  • Three years' relevant work experience.

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.

Duration
1 semester full-time, 2 semesters part-time
Study Mode
In person, Online

Masters (Research)

Perth
Why research at Curtin Curtin is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Graduate Satisfaction
85.10%

Masters (Coursework)

Nathan
The Master of Financial Technology offers a qualification that provides advanced studies in modern technology with knowledge of the global financial market. The finance industry is becoming more information and data-driven.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Financial Technology, a student must:

  • hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) OR
  • hold a Bachelor degree in Finance and/or Information Technology (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) - students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing OR
  • hold any Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 AND have successfully passed the Level I examination for the Chartered Financial Analyst Program administered by the CFA Institute - students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$28,500 per year / $57,000 total
International Tuition Fees
$33,500 per year / $67,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
87.60%

Finance Courses overview

Finance is the study of financial instruments, markets, investments, asset management and more. It’s an essential component of the modern world, with both multinational corporations and governments requiring proper financial management to support them. Postgraduate study is a flexible way for professionals to sharpen their skills and financial novices to enter the field.

The field has existed for the same duration as currency. Babylonian moneylenders were an integral part of ancient economies, extending credit to poor farmers who were then able to begin their own enterprises. Before and after England’s black death, kings and lords required proper financial management to stabilise the economy of a world rocked by devastating losses to population.

Hundreds of years of credit crises and inflation issues have informed the modern concept of proper financial management. Modern professionals in the industry draw upon the lessons of history and sound quantitative capabilities to keep businesses and economies afloat.

Is finance for me?

Finance is for those with mathematical prowess and decision making ability. It’s an exceptionally broad discipline filled with different career paths, making it incredibly flexible too. Whether you aspire to become a hedge fund manager, investment banker, financial planner or any other plethora of careers, finance could be a sturdy option for you.

Study pathway

Finance courses are available from graduate certificates up to master degrees. They are accessible to many different students.

Graduate certificates in finance provide entry level financial knowledge with the possibility of transferring to higher degrees. Students can expect to study topics like managerial finance, statistics, and financial statement analysis, but this can vary depending on the type of finance degree. The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is an example of this, focussing on the application of finance to business. These programs take six months of full time study to complete, but part time options are available.

Graduate diplomas offer a higher level of knowledge, taking a year of full time study to complete. Institutions like Griffith University improve knowledge of financial markets, corporate finance and investments. These also offer opportunities to specialise through a series of electives in subjects like income tax law and equity investing. Some of these courses are accessible to students with prior degrees in any discipline, but others like those from Macquarie University require work experience in addition to a relevant undergraduate degree.

Master degrees in finance provide a comprehensive knowledge of financial principles. The University of Adelaide and other institutions offer these courses with units in economic principles, derivatives, ethics in finance, advanced funds management, estate planning and a huge selection of other disciplines for those with specific careers and interests in mind. These two year degrees are often available to those with a prior bachelor degree in any subject, requiring a credit GPA (65%) for entry.

Employment options

Investment banker

Investment bankers raise a company’s capital through the management of securities. Jobs in this industry normally involve issuing and trading corporate securities while providing financial advice to private investors. This esteemed career is for those with a keen work ethic and unending discipline, requiring professionals to work unusually long hours. Revered companies like JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs thrive through the employment of highly skilled and ambitious investment bankers.

Financial planner

Financial planners help businesses and individuals make sound budgetary decisions. They help people save money and invest wisely. It’s a great career for finance graduates wanting to help clients prepare for the future. Companies like Oak Financial Planning help Australians do just that, employing an abundance of finance professionals.  

Hedge fund manager

Hedge funds are special kinds of investments that pool funding from several accredited investors. They are very complicated, requiring a dedicated field to manage them. Hedge funds like AQR and Bridgewater naturally require excellent hedge fund managers to gain returns for their investors.

Specialisations

There are many specialisations within and without the above careers. The following are examples:

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