The Master of Finance is a specialist degree for graduates of finance related undergraduate degrees. This degree will expose you to the latest thinking and research in finance.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Master of Finance
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

The Master of Finance is a specialist degree for graduates who have completed a finance major in their undergraduate studies and now want to take on more advanced topics. It has been developed in close consultation with the finance sector and exposes you to the latest thinking and research in finance.

You'll be taught by industry-leading academics and researchers, gaining a competitive advantage in your financial career via the latest theories and practical techniques. 

Who should choose this degree?

Finance graduates looking for an advanced qualification in finance, as well as professionals wanting to increase their finance knowledge are best suited to study this degree.

Why study at UNSW?

In this degree you'll gain advanced analytical and technical skills for a successful business career. We're ranked 1st in Australia for Accounting and Finance according to the 2020 QS World Rankings. UNSW Business School equips the next generation of business professionals with the skills to thrive in an ever-changing world.

 

Program Code
8406
CRICOS Code
038393J
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
302

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To be eligible for the program, you must have:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator; and
  • A major (at least seven courses) in finance within the bachelor degree; and
  • A credit average (65% or higher) within the finance major, as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator

Additional requirements
At least one UNSW equivalent business statistics or econometrics course, with a credit average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator.

Recognition of Prior Learning
If you've successfully completed the CFA program by passing all three levels of CFA exam, you may be granted one course exemption.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

To be eligible for the program, you must have:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator; and
  • A major (at least seven courses) in finance within the bachelor degree; and
  • A credit average (65% or higher) within the finance major, as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator

Additional requirements
At least one UNSW equivalent business statistics or econometrics course, with a credit average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator.

Recognition of Prior Learning
If you've successfully completed the CFA program by passing all three levels of CFA exam, you may be granted one course exemption.

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Specialise your qualification to your career goals. You’ll study four advanced core topics that cover financial theory and policy, risk management for financial institutions, and empirical studies, techniques and applications. Then choose a specialisation from the following:  

For current and detailed course information, visit the Finance Handbook.

You will gain a competitive advantage in your financial career, by acquiring knowledge in theories and practical techniques allowing you to specialise in an area based on your professional development needs and chosen career path.

Potential careers

  • Banking Professional
  • Corporate Treasury
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Broker
  • Funds Management
  • International Finance
  • Investment Banking

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Accreditation

You may be eligible for Associate membership with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) upon completion of this degree.

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$35,280*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$35,280*

The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website. Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$48,240*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$49,240*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website. Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below. Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

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