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Master of Finance

The Master of Finance will provide you with practical and theoretical foundations in finance. This program integrates work and learning, and aims to develop specific knowledge and skills in finance, and more generic capabilities in research, analysis and problem-solving, to meet the current and future expectations of finance and related industries.

The program prepares students for financial problems they will encounter in business, equipping them with the skills to identify and explore complex elements and develop innovative solutions. Over the duration of the course you will experience a variety of learning experiences which are designed to assist in developing skills as a finance professional and an independent and lifelong learner. Teaching and learning approaches for this course include: lectures and tutorials, problem-based learning, assignments, projects, the use of assessment and feedback tools. The types of assessment used in the course may take the form of formal examinations, assignments, case studies, projects, and online tests.

In the first year of the program, the aim of the courses is to provide students with the fundamental theoretical aspects of finance. This allows students to develop a solid foundation for later studies in finance and will enable them to provide discipline-based solutions within a business, professional or public context. In the second year of the program, students will develop a sound knowledge base and acquire a thorough understanding across specific areas of finance. Most units involve a research project component where students must demonstrate their ability to interact with industry, complete an activity in a work context and work in a multidisciplinary team.

The range of occupations available for graduates of this course is varied, but includes banking, stockbroking, funds management, insurance and superannuation industries or in other private sector or government organisations which have a requirement for a high level, technical expertise in finance.

The capstone unit Portfolio Management will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this program’s curriculum. The course will promote the integration and synthesis of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program and the application of these in discipline related real-world scenarios leading to work readiness or entry to graduate studies.

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