Graduate Diploma of International Finance

Postgraduate coursework

A postgrad Graduate Diploma in International Trade and Finance course can lead you to new opportunities in finance and allow you to pursue further study.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Get a specialist qualification in finance, with a focus on foreign markets with Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of International Finance. You’ll graduate with a broad understanding of international finance and a versatile skill set that can take you around the world.

Finance professionals will be especially interested in Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of International Finance as the coursework and research components have been designed to enhance professional practice in a range of financial domains.

The course may also be attractive to you if you have an undergraduate degree, or you’re keen to acquire a professional qualification in finance.

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of International Finance may allow articulation into the Master of International Finance.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of International Finance, students must attain a total of 8 credit points, consisting of 6 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

6

Core units

2

Elective units

8

Total units

Core units

  • Financial Markets MAF702
  • Applied Corporate Finance MAF703
  • Investments and Portfolio Management MAF707
  • Analytical Methods MAF759
  • MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers ^
  • Finance MPF753
  • ^ MPT code denotes Study Tour version of the unit

    Elective units

    Plus 2 credit points of units from:

  • Treasury and Risk Management MAF704
  • Modelling Techniques for Finance MAF711
  • Futures, Options and other Derivatives MAF713
  • Treasury Dealing MAF767
  • International Banking and Finance MPE707
  • Global Trade and Markets MPE711
  • Financial Interpretation MPA702
  • ~ Previously coded MAF708

    # Previously coded MAF709

    ^ Previously coded MAF765

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Diploma of International Finance
    Year
    2019 course information
    Deakin code
    M630
    CRICOS code?
    054576B
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    *Availability of units in Trimester 3 may be limited.

    #Please note: Students commencing in Trimester 2 cannot complete this course in one year.

    Additional course information

    Mandatory student checks
    Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer to the relevant unit guide.

    Course duration
    - additional information
    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Minimum admission criteria:

    • a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline OR
    • a Graduate Certificate in any discipline OR
    • at least three years of relevant work experience in business or other related field  OR
    • Successful completion of Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) or Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) Extended

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

    IELTS / English language requirements

    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

    It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate an advanced understanding and application of International Finance, especially of foreign exchange products and markets
    Communication Demonstrate the ability to communicate international finance terminology to both specialists and non-specialists.
    Digital literacy Apply appropriate digital technologies to find and use complex financial data, information and ideas.
    Critical thinking Develop research and critical thinking skills to analyse a range of complex finance related information to make informed investing decisions for the investing community in a global market set up.
    Problem solving Apply problem solving skills necessary to conceptualise and solve emerging issues in international finance.
    Self-management  Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
    Teamwork Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
    Global citizenship Reflect on different  international and regulatory perspectives in financial markets.
       

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin
    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


    Credit for prior learning

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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