Masters by Coursework
- Master of Finance
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year, 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Examine core financial principles in depth, including portfolio management and financial statement analysis.
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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
The Master of Finance includes an in-depth examination of core financial principles, including portfolio management and financial statement analysis.
It provides specialised knowledge in financial derivative securities, financial modelling, international finance, international trade, mergers and acquisitions, economics, financial analysis and finance trading strategies. You will study a range of specialist topics to suit your specific career goals. These may include investments, corporate finance, financial modelling and banking.
Different streams are available depending on whether or not you have completed a Bachelor of Commerce.
This course also offers access to the Curtin Business School stock market trading room, which is equipped with Bloomberg terminals, providing students, staff and industry professionals with access to real-world technology and historic financial data.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Our lecturers provide high quality teaching and undertake applied research in areas such as energy economics, public economics and the economics of electronic commerce.
- The latest teaching technologies are used for ease of communication between you and your lecturers.
- You will use real-world case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem solving skills. Lecturers apply theory to reality to give you a sound basis for entry into the working world where problem solving is the key to success.
Graduates are eligible to apply as an Affiliate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Master of Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
What you'll learn
- apply finance principles, theory and practice to current issues and trends in relation to financial markets; and extend a knowledge base of finance principles through original research.
- think creatively,critically and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to complex financial scenarios
- access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources appropriate in financial scenarios; make valid judgements based on sound evidence; analyse case study material and journal articles
- communicate effectively to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry within the ethical and professional framework of financial institutions; prepare written academic reports and prepare and deliver oral presentations to a professional standard
- expertly use and evaluate appropriate new and established technologies as they apply in financial markets
- continue to acquire new knowledge and expertise in the field of finance using a range of learning strategies; be able to evaluate one's own learning and development needs and maintain currency within the discipline
- describe and evaluate the impacts of financial markets and instruments in a global system with an understanding of multiple perspectives; apply international standards and practices within a global context.
- show broad understanding of relevant professional and cross cultural communication theoretical concepts; work effectively in multicultural team environments and make positive contributions to class discussions
- work professionally and ethically both independently and collaboratively, complying with appropriate legislation and protocols
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Essential course prerequisites
A recognised bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of finance or a recognised bachelor degree with relevant work experience in the finance industry.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$15,000*|
|Total indicative course fee||$45,000*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$30,000*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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- Curtin course code: MC-FINCE
- CRICOS code: 051627J
- Last updated on: February 16, 2020