Master of International Finance

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted

Master of International Finance

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code054577A
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

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.


Course Learning Outcomes

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
  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 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.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

Course structure

Core units

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF759Quantitative Methods for Finance

MFT760/MAF760International Finance #

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

MPT753/MPF753Finance #

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

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

Elective units

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

MAF703Applied Corporate Finance

MAF704Treasury and Risk Management

MAF711Modelling Techniques for Finance

MAF713Futures, Options and other Derivatives

MAF723Business and Financial Econometrics

MAF767Treasury Dealing

MWL702Business Practicum

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.

Details of specialisations

Advanced Finance

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M75003


Units

MAF723Business and Financial Econometrics

MAF761Advanced Investments

MAF762Advanced Derivative Securities

MAF764Advanced Corporate Finance


 

Finance Research Project

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M75004


Units

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

MAR725Research Methods

MPP701Research Project 1A

MPP703Research Project 2 ^

^ 2 credit points


 

Financial Planning

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M75001


Units

MAF708Superannuation and Retirement Planning

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MAF765Financial Planning Fundamentals

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


 

Risk Management

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M75002


Units

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MAF762Advanced Derivative Securities

MPE707International Banking and Finance

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