Graduate Diploma of International Finance

Course summary for international students

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)^

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

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

^ Available to off shore international students only

Please note: Students commencing in Trimester 2 cannot complete this course in one year.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of International Finance is designed to provide graduates with a specialist qualification in finance.

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

* previously titled Graduate Certificate of Finance

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year of study. Each unit you study, has an EFTSL value. You can add each EFTSL together to calculate your study load for each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
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 annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.

The course based fees may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on these course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Course rules

The Graduate Diploma of International Finance requires completion of 8 credit points comprising 5 credit points of core units and 3 credit points of elective units.

Course structure

Core units

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF759Quantitative Methods for Finance

MFT760/MAF760International Finance #

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

MPT753/MPF753Finance #

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

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

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 English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Standard Admission:
- A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent

Alternative Admission:
- A graduate certificate in a congnate area + 5 years minimum relevant work experience; or

- A master's degree; or

 - The Deakin Business and Law Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (PQP):

  • applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum credit grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken (MAA103, MAE102, MAF101 or MMM132).

Applicants  may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.

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

M730 Master of International Finance