Graduate Diploma of International Finance

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of International Finance
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*, November (Trimester 3)*

*Offered Cloud (online) only

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$33,000 AUD
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
CRICOS course code054576B
English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code M630
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is 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. 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. To find the credit point and EFTSL value of each unit, go to the Handbook Unit Search.

This 'Fee paying annual fee' is provided as a guide only. The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

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


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.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Standard Admission:
- Bachelor degree in any discipline

or

- Graduate certificate in related discipline and 5 years relevant work experience

or

- Masters degree

or

- Deakin Business and Law Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (PQP)

 

Minimum entry requirements from trimester 2 2016

- Bachelor degree in any discipline

or

 - Masters Qualifying Program

or

 - Masters degree in any discipline

or

 - Graduate certificate in related discipline and 5 years relevant work experience

 

 

 

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Further study

M750 Master of International Finance