Master of International Finance

Postgraduate coursework

With emphasis on international trade and financial markets, studying a postgrad Master of International Finance course enhances your global knowledge.

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Key facts

Duration

1.5 to 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Course information

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

The course will give you an understanding of the modern financial techniques underpinning investment, financing and risk management decisions of multinational corporations. You’ll cover international financial markets, international corporate governance, alternative investments, derivative securities and international portfolio management.

You’ll develop analytical skills for making key financial management decisions, including time-value-of money and risk-return analysis, plus you’ll learn how to apply basic mathematics to solve real-world financial decision problems. Through practice, you’ll become adept to various digital technologies used to process complex financial data, information and ideas.

This course aims to provide a high-level education in finance issues and research methodologies. Depending on your unit choice, you may be eligible for membership to Finance and Treasury Association, Financial Planning Association and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

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Course structure

To complete the Master of International Finance, students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 8 credit points of core units and 8 credit points of elective units (including 4 from a specified list) that may include a specialisation. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
4 credit points of electives must be selected from the specified list of electives.
The remaining 4 credit points of electives may be selected from:-

  • a specialisation (and may form a specialisation), or
  • the remaining units in the specified list of electives, or
  • any Business and Law postgraduate units, subject to prior written approval of the Course Director, or
  • a combination of the above.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.

From Trimester 2 2018:

To complete the Master of International Finance, students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 11 credit points of core units plus 5 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

11

Core units

5

Elective units

16

Total units

Core units

  • Financial Markets MAF702
  • Investments and Portfolio Management MAF707
  • Analytical Methods MAF759
  • International Finance MAF760
  • MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers ^
  • Finance MPF753
  • Financial Interpretation MPA702
  • Global Trade and Markets MPE711
  • From Trimester 2 2018:

  • Financial Markets MAF702
  • Applied Corporate Finance MAF703
  • Investments and Portfolio Management MAF707
  • Modelling Techniques for Finance MAF711
  • Futures, Options and other Derivatives MAF713
  • Analytical Methods MAF759
  • International Finance MAF760
  • Financial Interpretation MPA702
  • Global Trade and Markets MPE711
  • MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers ^
  • Finance MPF753
  • ^MPT code denotes Study Tour version of the unit

    Elective units

    Plus 4 credit points of units from:

  • Applied Corporate Finance MAF703
  • Treasury and Risk Management MAF704
  • Modelling Techniques for Finance MAF711
  • Futures, Options and other Derivatives MAF713
  • Business and Financial Econometrics MAF723
  • Treasury Dealing MAF767
  • Business Practicum MWL702
  • Select 4 credit points of units from the remaining electives, or from the range of listed specialisations, or a combination of both.

    Students may study other postgraduate units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law, subject to approval by the Course Director.

    From Trimester 2 2018:

    Plus 5 credit points of units from:

  • Enterprise Risk Management MAA754
  • Treasury and Risk Management MAF704
  • Treasury Dealing MAF767
  • Postgraduate Work Integrated Learning units:

  • Business Internship Experience MWL701
  • Business Practicum MWL702
  • Team Internship MWL703
  • Work Based Learning MWL704
  • Or any other Faculty of Business and Law unit not previously studied.

    Specialisations

    Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

    From Trimester 2 2018: Available to continuing students only

    Key information

    Award granted

    Master of International Finance

    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    M750
    CRICOS code?
    054577A
    Level
    Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
    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 9.

    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:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3* - November

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

    Please note:

    • The availability of units in Trimester 3 may be limited.

     

    Additional course information

    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.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: http://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    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 provides students the opportunity to complete one or more elective work integrated learning units.

    [More information: WIL Programs]

    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.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) or other qualification (at a higher AQF level) in any discipline OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

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

     

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $27,800 for 1 yr full-time* - Full-fee paying place
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    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    Not applicable

    The available fee places for this course are detailed above.

    Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

    • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
    • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    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.

    * One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. 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 your course.

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

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    • does not include non-tuition costs that may apply, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF);
    • does not take into account any scholarships or bursaries awarded to the student (including the 15% Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary);
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    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.

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    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

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    A wide range of career paths in Australia and internationally are open to finance graduates, ranging from those who depend on people skills (such as client account managers) to those who depend on technical skills (such as security analysts or dealers). Typically, finance graduates work in stockbroking firms, financial institutions, manufacturing businesses and in government, among others

    Professional recognition

    By completing the Master of International Finance, you may gain membership or eligibility to apply for membership at the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), two leading professional bodies for Finance professionals.

    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 Develop an advanced and integrated understanding of finance theory, financial models and demonstrate how this specialised knowledge can be applied in the field of international financial markets to optimise financial outcomes
    Communication Convey complex financial information and recommendations in writing and orally for both financial specialists and non-financial audiences
    Digital literacy Apply appropriate digital technologies to find, use, manage and disseminate complex financial data, information and ideas.
    Critical thinking Conduct research to critically analyse a range of complex finance related information to make informed investing and financing decisions for corporates, the investing community and business at large.
    Problem solving Apply a range of techniques, including research and analytical skills, from finance, accounting and business to create solutions to real-world and complex finance issues.
    Self-management  Demonstrate the ability to work and learn independently and show personal responsibility.
    Teamwork Foster a constructive environment through ongoing academic collaboration
    Global citizenship Reflect on different  international, ethical and regulatory perspectives in addressing issues faced by finance professionals
       

     

    Application information

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    Entry pathways

    If you have a bachelor degree in the same discipline*, you may be eligible for credit for 4 credit points (units) which means you need to complete 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points) If you have a bachelor degree in any discipline and 5 years of relevant work experience^, you may be eligible for credit for 4 credit points (units) which means you need to complete 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points)

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    * A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A 'same discipline' award for this course is a Bachelor degree in Finance, or a Bachelor degree in Commerce or Management or Business with a major sequence in Finance.
    ^ Relevant work experience is business experience either in a finance role or a managerial position with business oversight responsibilities in a finance related field, such as financial consulting, financial analysis, treasury management, corporate finance, fund management and banking.

    Alternative exits

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

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