Master of International Finance

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Year2015 course information
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Master of International Finance


Offered at Burwood (Melbourne),

Cloud (online)

Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code054577A
Deakin course codeM750

This 16 credit point course commences in 2015

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

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

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.


Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Advanced Finance

Finance Research Project

Financial Planning

Risk Management

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

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

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

Details of specialisations

Advanced Finance (unit set code SP-M75003)

MAF723Business and Financial Econometrics

MAF761Advanced Investments

MAF762Advanced Derivative Securities

MAF764Advanced 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.)

MAR725Research Methods

MPP701Research Project 1A

MPP703Research Project 2 ^

^ 2 credit points

Financial Planning (unit set code SP-M75001)

MAF708Superannuation and Retirement Planning

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MAF765Financial 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)

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