University of Technology Sydney

C04426v2 Master of Finance

Award(s): Master of Finance (MFin)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: Shanghai, China


This course is only offered offshore. It is available in Shanghai. The language of tuition is Modern Standard Chinese.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


The Master of Finance provides a comprehensive range of skills and expertise expected of leading practitioners in the banking and finance sectors. The finance program provides participants with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of finance theory and techniques for leading-edge professional practice purposes.

The Master of Finance is recognised by the China Ministry of Education and there is no need for further public examination and assessment when applying for jobs in China. Face-to-face intensive teaching by leading academics from UTS as well as access to the same high-quality teaching resources as Sydney-based UTS students are offered. The practical course design allows students to study and work at the same time, matching the knowledge and skills learned to the opportunities and channels for work promotion and advancement.

Course aims

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and tools that enable them to analyse financial data within both business and industry contexts in order to inform their financial decision-making.

Students develop:

  • an understanding of the operations of a financial system and its major components
  • the ability to use accounting information to plan and control business operations as well as for decision support
  • a capacity to identify and understand the economic dimensions of business and community problems
  • basic analytical skills required to make informed financial decisions together with an understanding of the issues involved when forecasting in an uncertain world, and
  • an up-to-date understanding of the finance functions within a large organisation under different tax regimes.

Career options

Career options include management-level positions in 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
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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have completed their Bachelor of Business at UTS Business School's partner institution, Shanghai University, in the past five years may be eligible to receive up to three subjects (18 credit points) of recognition of prior learning towards the Master of Finance.

Eligibility for credit does not guarantee admission into postgraduate courses. Standard academic and English language requirements apply.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 72 credit points made up of 12 six-credit-point subjects, with the first four subjects comprising the Graduate Certificate in Finance (C11334).

Six 12-week teaching sessions are scheduled over two years. Two subjects are delivered concurrently during each teaching session. The subjects are delivered in combined block-mode lectures and weekly tutorials, and self-directed study. The student engagement in each teaching session is as follows:

  • Week 1 – introductory tutorial delivered by local SILC staff (subject A, Saturday morning; subject B, Saturday afternoon)
  • Week 2 – UTS lectures for subject A (Friday evening plus Saturday and Sunday)
  • Week 3 – UTS lectures for subject B (Friday evening plus Saturday and Sunday)
  • Week 4 – tutorials delivered by local SILC staff (subject A, Saturday morning; subject B, Saturday afternoon)
  • Weeks 5–7 – self-directed study, supported by local SILC staff
  • Week 8 – UTS lectures for subject A (Friday evening plus Saturday and Sunday)
  • Week 9 – UTS lectures for subject B (Friday evening plus Saturday and Sunday)
  • Weeks 10–11 – self-directed study, supported by local SILC staff
  • Week 12 – formal examination period.

Course completion requirements

23706 Economics for Management 6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions 6cp
25742 Financial Management 6cp
25741 Capital Markets 6cp
25705 Financial Modelling and Analysis 6cp
25721 Investment Management 6cp
25765 Corporate Finance 6cp
25796 Personal Wealth Management 6cp
25743 Advanced Corporate Valuation 6cp
25762 Derivatives and Risk Management 6cp
25782 Alternative Investments 6cp
25847 Sustainable Finance 6cp
Total 72cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Finance (C11334) and the Master of Finance.

Other information

The overall responsibility for all academic aspects of the Master of Finance degree at Shanghai University resides with the Director, UTS Business School Programs (Shanghai), Dr Tiffany Hutcheson and the Dean of the UTS Business School, Professor Carl Rhodes. UTS staff works closely with senior staff from SILC and Shanghai University in relation to all aspects of the course through a management committee.