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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Finance

  • Masters (Coursework)

Join one of Australia's leading growth industries. Study finance.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
MC201EXE15, 077516B
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$37,440 per year / $56,160 total
International Fees
$40,320 per year / $60,480 total

About this course

Study on-campus

Most subjects are presented in regular 3-hour classes, together with some periods of intensive teaching at the Melbourne City campus.

Intensive teaching may involve classes over a number of Saturdays per subject in any semester, although two Saturdays per subject should be regarded as normal. A detailed teaching timetable will be available at the commencement of each semester.

Ongoing assessment throughout a subject may include essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals, practical assignments and examinations.

RMIT Trading Facility

You will simulate trading in money and foreign exchange markets using the RMIT Trading Facility, the only one of its type in Australia and one of the largest tertiary-based facilities in the world. You will trade with a live market data feed from Refinitiv Eikon, which is one of the most comprehensive databases of real-time and time-series data of global financial markets widely used by industry practitioners. You will experience first-hand what professionals in the world's leading banks and investment firms do with the same tools and information to analyse news, data and conduct market research.

Workshops and seminars

You will benefit from the dynamic design and delivery of the course which includes classroom teaching, opportunities for research and collaborative research projects, simulations in RMIT's custom-built trading facility, and opportunities for deep engagement with contemporary issues in finance and related industries through seminars and workshops.

You will undertake problem-based learning, whichis designed to engage you in analytical thinking, research and provision of solutions using real-world case studies.

Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.

In addition, the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing Advisory Board consists of high-profile industry representatives who ensure the School's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

Industry experts are invited as guest lecturers to expose you to current industry developments in finance. The School also extends links with industry by appointing adjunct professors from time to time who are selected based on their industry achievements.

Work-connected and industry-relevant options available for this course include:

  • Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective subject you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem. This form of fast-prototyping is designed so that external organisations can tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
  • A Business Internship elective where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. This position is normally unpaid and is designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation.

Global Intensives are a unique feature of this degree. You can enhance your learning experience by combining an overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework completed in intensive mode and have this credited towards your degree as a general elective. They typically depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations and are usually undertaken in the final semester of the master degree.

If you are planning to include a study tour, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.

Other global mobility options available include:

  • Student exchange
  • Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP).
  • 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing*)
  • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)

* Students who are granted advanced standing, and who undertake subjects in all scheduled teaching periods may be able to complete the course in 12-16 months.

For further information about advanced standing see Credits and Masters exemptions.

Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your course. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.

For more information please see RMIT's credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.

  • 1.5 years full-time (with advanced standing)
  • 2 years full-time (without advanced standing)

For further information about advanced standing see Credits and Masters exemptions.

International student visa holders can only study full-time.

This degree comprises 14 core subjects and two general elective subjects (or 11 core and 1 elective with advanced standing). There are a range of finance and economics-related elective subjects available or students may take any approved postgraduate elective from within RMIT.

  • In the final stage of this degree you will undertake a substantial research project. You will be required to identify a current finance research issue and demonstrate your ability to interact with industry, complete an activity in a work context, and work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Explore a complex problem, and test and evaluate potential solutions with industry and community stakeholders in the subject Fixed Income Securities and Credit Analysis, which is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subject in this degree. This subject will provide you with opportunities to apply your academic skills to a work-based context via simulated trading.

Entry requirements

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in a business (or related) discipline that includes quantitative studies from a recognised tertiary institution; or
  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline and a minimum of three years full-time equivalent management experience*; or
  • The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Finance.

* Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

Graduates may work in the financial sector or in the treasury/finance functions of large or small corporations.

Job roles can include:

  • banker
  • credit manager
  • financier
  • financial analyst
  • financial controller
  • finance director
  • fund manager
  • treasurer
  • stockbroker
  • working capital specialist