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.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM192 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM192
CRICOS 089703M 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 RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications 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 (24 units) 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.
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:
- 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.
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.
Investment Consultant, Banker, Finance Manager, Financial Analyst
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:
- ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts and Methods
- CORPFIN 7005: Principles of Finance
- CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods
- ECON 7200: Economic Principles
- CORPFIN 7039: Equity Valuation and Analysis
- CORPFIN 7040: Fixed Income Securities
- CORPFIN 7019: Advanced Funds Management
- CORPFIN 7020: Derivatives
- ACCTFIN 7001: Ethical Principles in Finance and Accounting
Both research courses below: Four electives below:
- CORPFIN 6003: Tax, Estate and Wealth Planning
- CORPFIN 6014: Global Wealth in Asia
- CORPFIN 7021: Corporate Investment Evaluation
- CORPFIN 7022: Advanced Corporate Finance
- CORPFIN 7042: Corporate Financial Risk Management
- CORPFIN 7049: Real Estate Valuation and Investment
- CORPFIN 7024: Capital Markets Analysis
- CORPFIN 7025: Principles of Finance Theory
- An internship or study tour course*
* Subject to approval.
AssessmentMay include, but not limited to: examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, research projects, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, tutorial work as prescribed within each course.
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Last updated: Friday, 24 Jan 2020