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Master of Finance

Join Australia’s #1 Business School
Advance your qualifications in finance at UNSW’s highly regarded Business School. You’ll increase your knowledge and gain a competitive edge over your peers in the industry. Acquire the skills you need to become a specialist in banking, corporate treasury, financial advisory, funds management and more.
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
Duration
1 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Campus
Kensington
Codes
Program code 8406
CRICOS code 038393J
Entry Requirements
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Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$38,000*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$38,000*
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Overview

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 this degree at UNSW?

UNSW Business School has been ranked  Australia's #1 Business School*. That means our business education leads the way in career impact, quality and reputation. We're also ranked 1st in Australia for Accounting and Finance*. 

Our strong industry connections ensure the knowledge, skills, and experience you gain will be relevant and in-demand. Alongside a rigorous education, you'll grow professionally and socially through Career Accelerator networking, mentoring and internship opportunities and diverse student-led societies.  

*2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject

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

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Entry requirements

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

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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

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

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 whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. 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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

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.

Future careers

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.

How to apply

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.

Ready to start your application?

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.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$38,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$38,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$56,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$56,000*

*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 here.

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.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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