Graduate Diploma of International Finance

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of International Finance
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)*

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)*

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$27,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
CRICOS course code054576B
Deakin course code M630
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

*Availability of units in Trimester 3 may be limited.

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

 

Course rules

To complete the Graduate Diploma of International Finance, students must attain a total of 8 credit points, consisting of 6 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Course structure

Core units

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF759Analytical Methods

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE781Economics for Managers

MPF753Finance

 

Elective units

Plus 2 credit points of units from:

MAA719Superannuation and Retirement Planning ~

MAA727Financial Planning Development #

MAA745Financial Planning Fundamentals ^

MAF703Applied Corporate Finance

MAF704Treasury and Risk Management

MAF711Modelling Techniques for Finance

MAF713Futures, Options and other Derivatives

MAF723Business and Financial Econometrics

MAF767Treasury Dealing

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPA702Financial Interpretation

~ Previously coded MAF708

# Previously coded MAF709

^ Previously coded MAF765

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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

 - Bachelor degree in any discipline

or

 - Masters degree in any discipline

or

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

 

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

How to apply

Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.

For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Further study

M750 Master of International Finance

Workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.