Graduate Diploma of International Finance

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of International Finance
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code054576B
Deakin course codeM630

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Get a highly-valued qualification in finance, with a particular emphasis on international trade and financial markets.

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.


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

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$26,000$33,000

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Graduate Diploma of International Finance, students must attain a total of 8 credit points, consisting of 5 credit points of core units and 3 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Course structure

Core units

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF759Quantitative Methods for Finance

MFT760/MAF760International Finance ^

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers ^

MPT753/MPF753Finance ^

^ MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit. These tour units are not available from trimester 2 2016

Elective units

Plus 3 credit points of units from:

MAF703Applied Corporate Finance

MAF704Treasury and Risk Management

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF708Superannuation and Retirement Planning

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MAF711Modelling Techniques for Finance

MAF713Futures, Options and other Derivatives

MAF723Business and Financial Econometrics

MAF765Financial Planning Fundamentals

MAF767Treasury Dealing

MPE711Global Trade and Markets