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Master of International Finance

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Master of International Finance

Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne),

Cloud (online)

Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3 2015)*

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,700* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
postgrad-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code M750

For commencing trimester 2 students, please check with the Faculty of Business and Law for the availability of specialisations.

* availability of units in Trimester 3 may be limited

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

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.

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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

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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.

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Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

Advanced Finance
Finance Research Project
Financial Planning
Risk Management


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Course structure

Core units

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MAF759 Quantitative Methods for Finance  

MFT760/MAF760 International Finance  #

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #

MPT753/MPF753 Finance  #

MPA702 Financial Interpretation  

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

 

Elective units

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

MAF703 Applied Corporate Finance  

MAF704 Treasury and Risk Management  

MAF711 Modelling Techniques for Finance  

MAF713 Futures, Options and other Derivatives  

MAF723 Business and Financial Econometrics  

MAF767 Treasury 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

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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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution, or for those without a degree, a masters degree may be accepted in lieu of a 3-year bachelor degree, or a graduate certificate in a cognate area plus 5 years minimum relevant work experience.  Applicants  may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.

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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.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

 

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