Master of Finance and Business Economics Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM012
CRICOS 056498F

Multiply your expertise

Our Master of Finance and Business Economics is suited to business or economics graduates seeking in-depth advancement in their area. It also meets the needs of graduates with related degrees looking to comprehensively adapt to the fields of economics and finance.

What will you do?

While the degree includes study in both areas, students must specialise in one. Depending on your goals and interests you will:

  • study wealth management and financial modelling in depth
  • learn analytical tools for financial decision-making
  • analyse theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics
  • discover advanced techniques for analysing and managing data
  • explore matters relating to the growth and stability of the whole economic system.

In our finance specialisation you’ll gain necessary educational grounding for further professional studies towards the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification.

Where could it take you?

You might be a high-stakes stockbroker, a banker, a data analyst in a government agency or a health economist with a pharmaceutical group. You could be a demand planner in a big wine company. Perhaps you’ll help people secure their dream homes or retirement goals as a financial planner.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3CM012
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM012

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 056498F
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $46,000


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    Work placement can include:

    Professional Accreditation

    The Master of Finance and Business Economics covers a substantial part of the body of knowledge required by those wishing to pursue further professional studies with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. It is also recognised by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) registry as RG146-compliant for several specialised finance fields.

    Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.

    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

    Potential careers

    Econometrician, Accountant, Manager / Business Management, Auditor, Banker, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Economic Researcher, Economist, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Services Officer, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Stockbroker

  • Degree Structure

    Students complete core courses which include four foundation courses, four finance courses, four economics courses and two specialisation courses. The remaining two courses will be either finance or economics courses, depending on the student's main specialisation.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    • Finance
    • Economics

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Program
    Foundation Courses ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts and Methods 
    CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods 
    CORPFIN 7005: Principles of Finance 
    ECON 7200: Economic Principles
    Finance Courses CORPFIN 7019: Advanced Funds Management 
    CORPFIN 7020: Derivatives
    CORPFIN 7039: Equity Valuation and Analysis 
    CORPFIN 7040: Fixed Income Securities 
    ACCTFIN 7001: Ethical Principles in Finance and Accounting 
    Economics Courses ECON 7001: Econometrics PG
    ECON 7011: Intermediate Microeconomics IID
    ECON 7071: Intermediate Macroeconomics IID
    ECON 7036: International Trade and Investment Policy IID
    Electives Finance electives
    ACCTFIN 7017: Financial Statement Analysis 
    CORPFIN 7021: Corporate Investment Evaluation 
    CORPFIN 7022: Advanced Corporate Finance 
    CORPFIN 7023: Financial Modelling Techniques 
    CORPFIN 7042: Corporate Financial Risk Management 

    CORPFIN 6003: Tax, Estate and Wealth Planning
    CORPFIN 6013: Wealth Management in Asia 

    Economics electives

    ECON 7114: Money, Banking and Financial Markets PG
    ECON 7016: Resource and Environmental Economics PG
    ECON 7032: Public Economics PG
    ECON 7036: International Trade and Investment Policy IID
    ECON 7044: International Finance PG
    ECON 7058: Development Economics PG
    ECON 7062: Game Theory PG
    ECON 7237: Industrial Organisation PG
    ECON 7072: International Trade PG
    ECON 7075: Intermediate Mathematical Economics IID
    Subject to approval, students may be eligible to undertake up to three units from the following electives:
    ACCTFIN 7501: International Study Tour - Accounting and Finance
    ACCTFIN 7502: Domestic Study Tour - Accounting and Finance
    ACCTFIN 7503: European Study Tour
    ACCTFIN 7504: New York Study Tour


    May include, but not limited to: examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, tutorial work as prescribed within each course.

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Friday, 9 Apr 2021