24 months
33500 AUD/year
28500 AUD/year
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The Master of Finance at Griffith University offers comprehensive preparation for those wishing to pursue or advance their career in the finance and investments industry.   


In the Master of Finance at 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. 

You will build a solid foundation in finance and gain an in-depth understanding of investment principles with a strong appreciation of ethical and professional standards focusing on the curriculum of CFA Level II and III and CAIA examinations. 

You will develop the skills to critically analyse issues in the investment profession relating to stock markets, fixed-income and alternative instruments, derivatives, and portfolio or wealth management, preparing you to take on new challenges in the increasingly globalised and competitive financial sector.

The Master of Finance has two different entry points depending on your previous studies:  

  • Standard pathway: If you are interested in moving into the field and do not have a background in finance, you will complete the standard pathway (2 years) which includes a compulsory foundation component.
  • Advanced standing pathway: If you have a prior finance degree you will follow the advanced standing pathway (1.5 years) and skip the foundation course component. You will focus on core finance courses and advanced electives. High-performing students may have the opportunity to undertake a major research project in place of advanced electives. This option can serve as a pathway to higher research degrees.

Career opportunities

You will be prepared for employment in mutual funds, superannuation funds, banks, insurance companies, treasury and stockbroking. 

Other careers might include foreign exchange dealers, futures and options traders, portfolio managers, risk analysts and financial advisers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Economics 
  • Financial Markets
  • Econometric Methods 
  • Applied Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS- 081667G   

  • hold any Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale)
  • hold a Bachelor degree in finance (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) - students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing 
  • hold any Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 AND have successfully passed the Level I examination for the Chartered Financial Analyst Program administered by the CFA Institute

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28500 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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