Business and Innovation (Finance)

University of Southern Queensland

18 months
29840 AUD/year
24720 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Southern Queensland Master of Business and Innovation (Finance) is an advanced cross disciplinary academic program that aims to build and extend business related skills in two specialised areas. It provides students with the ability to match their specialisations with their career goals.


Program objectives

Upon completion of the University of Southern Queensland Master of Business and Innovation (Finance), students will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in business and emerging cross-disciplinary specialisations

  • independently undertake critical analysis, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in business and emerging cross-disciplines

  • engage in independent research using a relevant theoretical framework as a practitioner or learner

  • demonstrate expert judgement, autonomy and responsibility in the application of established theories to a body of knowledge or practice

  • communicate knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Career outcomes

Add to your existing qualifications and professional portfolio with the Master of Business and Innovation (Finance) with career opportunities in financial services, personal financial planning, foreign exchange, financial policy, insurance, market research and banking.

Positions within government are in high demand. Career opportunities exist for finance graduates in the Department of Defence and in the field of financial crime; an emerging field with a focus on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism and fraud.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Strategic Investments
  • International Financial Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




12 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 086146D

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent.

For candidates who have a Bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF level 7) in a non-related discipline from a recognised institution, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides an articulation pathway into the Master of Business and Innovation. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they will be eligible for entry into the Master of Business and Innovation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29840 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    24720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24720 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.

International Online: AUD 27040


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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