University of Technology Sydney

C04048v9 Master of Finance

Award(s): Master of Finance (MFin)
CRICOS code: 036581K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Master of Finance provides a comprehensive range of skills and expertise expected of leading practitioners in the banking and finance sectors. The course enhances students' professional skills in finance, banking and investment and also provides an avenue for those seeking to move into this area.

The core subjects within the course builds a robust foundation along with a wide selection of electives. Students can choose their own path by specialising in investment and financial markets, financial management of corporations and start-ups, or banking. All subjects and electives are designed for active learning based on cases, simulations and use of real market data.

Career options

Career options include management-level positions in the finance sector, industry or government.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Critically analyse and apply innovative and integrated solutions to address complex business decisions
2.1 Communicate financial information and decisions clearly in an appropriate form to business stakeholders
2.2 Interact with colleagues and stakeholders to work effectively in teams and deliver agreed project outcomes
3.1 Critically evaluate and apply sustainability principles to decisions in business contexts
3.2 Appraise the practices of Indigenous businesses, their partners and financial innovations that are relevant to Indigenous households and businesses
4.1 Lead ethical principles in professional financial practice
4.2 Integrate high-level technical skills and knowledge necessary for professional practice in the finance industry

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Pathway course

Students who do not meet the requirements to gain entry into the Master of Finance may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Finance (C11027), or the Graduate Diploma in Finance (C07021). Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate, or satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Diploma, allows students to articulate into the Master of Finance.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions based on recognition of prior learning, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study. For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Course duration and attendance

The course may be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Course structure

The course comprises 72 credit points, made up of eight core subjects (totalling 48 credit points) plus four elective subjects (totalling 24 credit points).

Course completion requirements

STM91154 Core subjects (Finance) 48cp
CBK91196 Electives (PG Finance) 24cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing a suggested study sequence. Most of the subjects are offered in Autumn, Spring and Summer sessions.

Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
25705 Financial Modelling and Analysis   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
Spring session
25721 Investment Management   6cp
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
25743 Advanced Corporate Valuation   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
25848 Applied Cases in Finance (Capstone)   6cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
Spring session
25705 Financial Modelling and Analysis   6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
25721 Investment Management   6cp
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
Spring session
25743 Advanced Corporate Valuation   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
25848 Applied Cases in Finance (Capstone)   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Finance (C11027), the Graduate Diploma in Finance (C07021), and the Master of Finance.

Professional recognition

Completion of the Master of Finance meets the education requirements for Affiliate membership and, in conjunction with work experience, the requirements for Associate membership with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

UTS is recognised as an affiliated university under the CFA® (Charted Financial Analyst®) University Affiliation Program based on the Master of Finance degree.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)