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Master of International Finance


Offered at Burwood (Melbourne),

Cloud (online)

Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM750

For commencing trimester 2 students, please check with the Faculty of Business and Law for the availability of specialisations.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of International Finance is a specialist course which develops a professional capability in finance, with a particular emphasis on international trade and associated financial markets.


Finance professionals will be especially interested in the 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 may also be attractive to others with an undergraduate degree, wanting to acquire a professional qualification in finance.

The course aims to provide a high level of education in finance issues and research methodologies appropriate to finance, and will improve professional practice in a range of finance domains.


Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of International Finance* or the Graduate Diploma of International Finance allows articulation into the Master of International Finance.


* previously titled Graduate Certificate of Finance

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Master of International Finance requires completion of 16 credit points comprising 8 credit points of core units, 4 credit points selected from a specified list and 4 credit points of elective units that can be selected to form a specialisation.

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Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.


Advanced Finance
Finance Research Project
Financial Planning

Risk Management

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Course structure

Core units

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MAF759 Quantitative Methods for Finance  

MFT760/MAF760 International Finance  #

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #

MPT753/MPF753 Finance  #

MPA702 Financial Interpretation  

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  


Elective units

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

MAF703 Applied Corporate Finance  

MAF704 Treasury and Risk Management  

MAF711 Modelling Techniques for Finance  

MAF713 Futures, Options and other Derivatives  

MAF723 Business and Financial Econometrics  

MAF767 Treasury Dealing  


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 Team Chair.


# MPT and MFT code denotes study tour version of the unit

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Details of specialisations

Advanced Finance (unit set code SP-M75003)

MAF723 Business and Financial Econometrics  

MAF761 Advanced Investments  

MAF762 Advanced Derivative Securities  

MAF764 Advanced Corporate Finance  

Finance Research Project (unit set code SP-M75004)

(Please note that all 4 credit points under the Finance Research Project specialisation must be undertaken together and cannot be studied separately.)

MAR725 Research Methods  

MPP701 Research Project 1A  

MPP703 Research Project 2  ^

^ 2 credit points

Financial Planning (unit set code SP-M75001)

MAF708 Retirement Income Streams  

MAF709 Financial Planning Development  

MAF765 Financial Planning and Analysis  

plus a 1 credit point unit not previously studied in the Master of International Finance

Risk Management (unit set code SP-M75002)

MAA754 Enterprise Risk Management  

MAF762 Advanced Derivative Securities  

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

plus a 1 credit point unit not previously studied in the Master of International Finance


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