Master of Finance and Business Economics
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM012
The Master of Finance and Business Economics has been designed to meet the needs of entrants from a business or economics degree seeking in-depth advancement in their field, or a graduate from any other degree seeking to comprehensively adapt to the fields of economics and finance.
While the degree includes study in both fields, students choose to specialise in one area:
- For candidates choosing the Finance specialisation, the program provides the educational grounding to proceed with professional studies towards the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.
- For candidates specialising in Economics, the program provides training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics; and aims to enhance their understanding of the application of economic theories.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM012 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with at least a credit average; or a completed Graduate Certificate in Commerce from the University of Adelaide.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 Cambridge 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
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree with a credit average.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $28,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,000
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 program covers a substantial part of the body of knowledge for those wanting to proceed with professional studies offered by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute as well as being on the ASIC registry as RG 146 compliant for several specialised fields of finance.
The University's business programs have been awarded international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/
AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools.
This means the University of Adelaide's Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.
Accountant, Management Consultant, 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
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
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.
Areas of Specialisation
Example Study Plan
Indicative Study Program Foundation Courses ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)
CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods (M)
CORPFIN 7005: Principles of Finance (M)
ECON 7200: Economic Principles (M)
Five Finance Courses CORPFIN 7019: Advanced Funds Management (M)
CORPFIN 7020: Derivatives (M)
CORPFIN 7039: Equity Valuation and Analysis (M)
CORPFIN 7040: Fixed Income Securities (M)
ACCTFIN 7001: Ethical Principles in Finance and Accounting (M)
Four Economics Courses ECON 7001: Econometrics PG
ECON 7011: Intermediate Microeconomics IID
ECON 7071: Intermediate Macroeconomics IID
ECON 7036: International Trade and Investment Policy IID
ACCTFIN 7017: Financial Statement Analysis (M)
CORPFIN 7050: International Financial Management (M)
CORPFIN 7021: Corporate Investment Evaluation (M)
CORPFIN 7022: Advanced Corporate Finance (M)
CORPFIN 7051: Behavioural Finance: Theory and Application (M)
CORPFIN 7023: Financial Modelling Techniques (M)
CORPFIN 7042: Corporate Financial Risk Management (M)
CORPFIN 7048: Applied Financial Institutions Management (M)
CORPFIN 6003: Tax, Estate and Wealth Planning (M)
CORPFIN 6004: Global Wealth Management (M)
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 & Finance
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 Nov 2017