Master of Finance and Business Economics
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.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM012 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM012
CRICOS 056498F Intake February and July
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 Pearsons 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
- Graduate entry only
- Bachelor degree or equivalent
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $31,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $44,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Work placement can include:
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
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 StructureStudents 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
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 7051: Behavioural Finance: Theory and Application
CORPFIN 7023: Financial Modelling Techniques
CORPFIN 7042: Corporate Financial Risk Management
CORPFIN 6003: Tax, Estate and Wealth Planning
CORPFIN 6013: Wealth Management in Asia
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.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020