Graduate Diploma of International Finance

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of International Finance
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code054576B
Deakin course codeM630

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Indicative student 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.

Fees and charges

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Course Learning Outcomes

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.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014


Course rules

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.

Course structure

Core units

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF759Analytical Methods

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE781Economics for Managers



Elective units

Plus 2 credit points of units from:

MAA719Superannuation and Retirement Planning ~

MAA727Financial Planning Development #

MAA745Financial Planning Fundamentals ^

MAF703Applied Corporate Finance

MAF704Treasury and Risk Management

MAF711Modelling Techniques for Finance

MAF713Futures, Options and other Derivatives

MAF723Business and Financial Econometrics

MAF767Treasury Dealing

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPA702Financial Interpretation

~ Previously coded MAF708

# Previously coded MAF709

^ Previously coded MAF765