Master of Advanced Finance

For professionals already working in the finance industry or those wanting to pursue a PhD, this degree provides an opportunity to study the latest theories, practices and models that will shape the future of the sector.

You won’t just learn about the intricate systems that govern the financial sector, you’ll also have a chance to put your skills to the test in our state-of-the-art Simulated Teaching and Research Laboratory (STARLab).

What you’ll learn

The course covers specialist areas of finance instruction, and is a CFA Program Partner of the CFA Institute. You'll explore global financial markets, funds management, financial planning, money market dealing and business forecasting. Your studies will also have an ethics, environmental and corporate social responsibility focus.

Our STARLab will also give you a unique opportunity to try your hand at trading – without the risk.

This degree could be for you if…

You’re already working in the financial sector, but you’re ready to extend your skillset. Or you’re a recent business graduate looking to develop a finance specialisation before entering the workplace.

This degree could also be for you if you're interested in pursuing a PhD, as you can choose to undertake a research pathway as part of your course. The research pathway attracts high-calibre students, and to do this pathway, you will need to maintain at least an 80% WAM.

Beyond the classroom

Where it could lead

You’ll fit right into a range of financial institutions, from banks to insurance companies – and will have an international skillset that can take you around the globe. It can also lead to a promising career in research and academia.

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Entry requirements

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Fees are subject to change annually. View course fees information.

Loans and assistance

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If a little extra support would make graduate study a lot more accessible, it’s worth exploring your options before applying. We have a range of scholarships, support grants and bursaries available for different students and scenarios.

Read a comprehensive list of graduate frequently asked questions here.

Download the graduate course guide here.

Application deadlines

  • Semester two (July 2018) intake
  • Semester one (February 2019) intake and all international candidate applications
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