Master of International Finance

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted

Master of International Finance

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)

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

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
Faculty contacts

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

LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code054577A
Deakin course code M750

Please note:

  • For commencing trimester 2 students, please check with the Faculty of Business and Law for the availability of specialisations.
  • The availability of units in Trimester 3 may be limited.

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.

Professional recognition

By selecting the appropriate combination of units within the Master of International Finance, students may gain membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA), Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

The Financial Planning specialisation may lead to credit for prior learning into the Financial Planner program as well as satisfy the requirements of the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) as an approved training course under RG146.

The completion of the core units, plus Enterprise Risk Management, will qualify students to apply for membership of the FTA.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

A wide range of career paths in Australia and internationally are open to finance graduates, ranging from those who depend on people skills (such as client account managers) to those who depend on technical skills (such as security analysts or dealers). Typically, finance graduates work in stockbroking firms, financial institutions, manufacturing businesses and in government, among others

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

 

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.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Course structure

Core units

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF759Quantitative Methods for Finance

MAF760International Finance

MPE781Economics for Managers

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

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.

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.

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.