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Finance, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 29 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Online
In the Master of Finance offered by Griffith University you will gain technical competencies and analytical skills and learn how to apply financial theory and quantitative techniques to make effective financial and investment decisions.
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Overview

In the Master of Finance offered by Griffith University you will build a solid foundation in finance using practically relevant CFA Institute Body of Knowledge based curriculum, which will prepare you to take on new challenges in the increasingly globalised and competitive financial sector.

The program has a foundation component that is compulsory for students who have no background in finance and are looking for a career change.

Griffith University offers a range of flexible delivery modes including on-campus and online. Find out more about our Finance programs.

Career opportunities

The Master of Finance is a comprehensive postgraduate program, which equips students with the knowledge and skills suitable for a variety of jobs in financial services industry. It helps to build strong understanding of major investments products and markets in the finance industry, such equity, fixed income, alternative investments and derivatives.

This understanding is then applied in the process of portfolio planning and construction, and wealth management and financial advice with the emphasis on ethical and sustainable professional practices. To ensure students are able to tackle complexity of the problems, the program enables student's to improve upon their quantitative skills, communication and problem solving skills, as well as to acquire knowledge in economics, financial statements analysis and taxation. Graduates will have career opportunities in areas such as superannuation and fund management, corporate finance, wealth management, banking, risk management, financial advisory and treasury.

Career Development

To ensure that students can optimise their career opportunities, when you join the program you will join the Finance and Financial Planning at Griffith LinkedIn group to allow you network with other students and Course Convenors. In addition, in each course, you will be able to engage with other students through digital mediums. Further, even though you will be studying online you will be able to come to all of the Griffith Business School events as well as using the Griffith University career services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Markets
  • Finance
  • Investments 
  • Financial Data Analysis
  • Fixed Income Investments
  • Accounting: Integrated Reporting
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Behavioural Finance and Wealth Management
  • Ethics and Alternative Investments
  • Econometric Methods
  • Equity Investments

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 29 months
    • Duration description

      This program comprises 16 courses to be completed over 2.5 years. The program is taught over six teaching periods throughout the year and students can begin in any teaching period. Each course is taught over a six week period. Students will complete one course in each teaching period.

  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Finance, a student must:
  • hold any Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 AUD per year and a duration of 29 months.
  • National

    25500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25500 AUD per year and a duration of 29 months.
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Funding

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