Master of Finance

The Melbourne campus offers a pathway into degrees for international pathway students only. For the equivalent version for both domestic and international students at the Adelaide, North Terrace campus visit 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.

This degree is available to international students only.

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.
Students will commence their pathway studies as a University of Adelaide College student undertaking a Pre-Master's Program. On successful completion of the Pre-master's program, student will receive credit for subjects and will move into the second trimester of the University of Adelaide Master of Finance.

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.


  • Top 100 in world for Accounting and Finance^
  • Excellent grounding for pursing CFA
  • AACSB accredited

^QS World University Rankings, 2021

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

Not offered to domestic students.


Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.

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

Potential careers

Banker, Financial Analyst, Financial Manager, Investment Consultant

Degree Structure

Indicative study plan
Core Courses Listed in order from foundation to advanced

ACCTING 7019 Accounting Concepts and Methods
ECON 7200 Economic Principles
CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance
CORPFIN 7033 Quantitative Methods
CORPFIN 7039 Equity Valuation and Analysis
CORPFIN 7040 Fixed Income Securities
ACCTFIN 7001 Ethical Principles in Finance and Accounting
CORPFIN 7020 Derivatives
CORPFIN 7019 Advanced Funds Management
ACCTFIN 7017 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCTFIN 7005 Research Project in Financial Statement Analysis
Electives 4x elective courses

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: Thursday, 21 Oct 2021