Master of Finance

Focus on finance

Finance professionals are pragmatic, quick-thinking and ambitious. They’re skilled problem-solvers who stay informed and get results.

With advanced courses in research, funds management and corporate policy, our Master of Finance offers a competitive edge in the finance world.

What will you do?

  • Study Australian and international financial markets in depth.
  • Learn about derivative assets and their specific markets' operation.
  • Explore different areas of the finance industry according to your interests and career goals.
  • Analyse and interpret developments in financial practice.
  • Work on a large-scale applied research project.

Where could it take you?

You might work in commercial banking as a sales associate, trust officer or loan officer. You could advise on investment decisions or help people secure their dream homes. Perhaps you’ll be a capital market dealer or manage a hedge fund.

This degree will also provide you with an excellent grounding for pursuing Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualifications. Its courses capture large elements of the CFA curriculum.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, 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.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM192
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM192

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

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

Scholarships

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

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Careers

Career Readiness

The Master of Finance provides the foundation for a rewarding career as an analyst, consultant or manager in the financial services sector. Positions are likely with:

  • banks
  • investment institutions
  • capital market dealers
  • financial planning consultancies.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Professional Accreditation

The degree provides excellent grounding for students who may be interested in pursuing Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualifications, with courses capturing large elements of the CFA curriculum.

Potential careers

Investment Consultant, Banker, Finance Manager, Financial Analyst

Degree Structure

Students complete nine core courses, two research project courses and electives.

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.

Example Study Plan

All core courses below:
Both research courses below:
Four electives below:

* Subject to approval.

Assessment

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

Testimonial

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Last updated: Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021