Invest in yourself with a finance degree and open doors to almost any industry. Develop your understanding of markets, assets, investments and digital finance to build a successful career as a financial professional.

Explore your study options

Finance is all about decision-making. Do I buy or sell, invest or borrow? Develop your understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets and institutions and how to effectively apply the theory and techniques of financial decision-making.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Choose a finance degree that will get you work ready

Studying at Deakin will give you industry-standard, real-world experiences for a head start on your career.

Industry-led courses

Our courses are designed with input from our industry advisory board, giving you access to industry case studies, work-integrated learning placements and international finance study tours.

Experience the trading floor

The Deakin Trading Room is a cutting-edge teaching space where you'll get hands-on trading experience with a model of an interbank trading floor and gain real-world insights into the foreign-exchange market.

Professional recognition

Our finance degrees are recognised for entry into the Chartered Financial Analyst program – an internationally esteemed professional designation. Depending on your course and experience, you may qualify for membership of key Australian and international finance bodies:

  • CFA University Affiliation Program
  • Australian Corporate Treasury Association
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Top professional roles in finance

Finance jobs are projected to increase by 15.5% or 34,100 new jobs by 2033 according to Australian Government employment projections.* Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll help you build your network within the community and industry.

  • 15,985 new jobs for finance managers.
  • 7,430 new jobs for financial investment advisers and managers.
  • 5,730 new jobs for financial brokers.
  • 2,397 new jobs for financial dealers.

Graduate with an employment advantage

Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, meaning we are globally recognised and internationally benchmarked. As one of the top 3 business schools in Victoria, a Deakin finance qualification will distinguish you from your peers.

Excellence thrives at Deakin, and as I navigate the challenges of my professional journey, I value the abundance of knowledge that was presented to me in the Master of Finance program.

Shilpa Sawant

Master of Finance, Business Banking Manager ANZ

World-class teaching experiences

Dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in finance? Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll help you build your network within the community and industry.

Learn in the real world

Get your career off to the best start through work-integrated learning – you’ll develop professional networks and gain hands-on skills and expertise while earning credit towards your degree.

Gain international experience

Connect with the world through study tours, partner programs and international internships. Join a corporate finance study tour to Hanoi or take a short-term program at a business school in Europe, the UK or North or South America.

Be ready for the future

Gain understanding of new fields such as fintech, business analytics and artificial intelligence. Learn about the digital transformation of financial markets, the technologies behind new financial products and services, and the role of data analytics in financial decision making.

Take control of your personal finance

As well as driving business, finance can be an engine for wealth creation and management. Your knowledge of financial markets, products and risk can enhance your personal investment strategy for future growth.

Want to explore more?

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in finance, we'll help get you there.

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*Jobs and Skills Australia, National Employment Projections 2023 to 2033.
Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Contact us

Got a question about our finance courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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1800 693 888
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