Master of Finance
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Where will this take me?
Graduates of the new Master of Finance will forge international careers in the finance industry applying their technical skills to the areas of:
- Corporate advisory
- Financial analysis
As a graduate of the Master of Finance you’ll be:
- Knowledgeable across a variety of finance specialisations including financial markets, corporate finance, investment management, quantitative finance and financial technology
- Skilled in analysing and solving complex financial problems
- A critical thinker, aware of the contribution of financial theory to sound financial decision making in practice
- An effective communicator of financial concepts and ideas to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
- An effective team member through participation in collaborative exercises.
- Adept at retrieval and manipulation of financial information and data from a variety of sources
- Aware of the importance of applying high ethical standards in professional practice
This program covers at least 70% of all 3 levels of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge topics, the CFA Institute ethical and professional standards and other CFA Program Partner requirements. Recognition as a CFA Affiliated University signals to students, employers and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams.
The University of Melbourne is a participant in the University Affiliation Program of the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals that awards the prestigious CFA designation. The Master of Finance covers at least 70% of all three levels of the CFA program candidate body of knowledge (CBOK) topics, the CFA Institute ethical and professional standards, and other CFA program partner requirements. Recognition as a CFA Affiliated University signals to students, employers and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams.
As part of the affiliation, students in the Master of Finance are eligible for scholarships, access to CFA Institute curriculums, journals, webcasts, and other educational resources.
CPA program graduates who enrol in the Master of Finance can receive credit for one of the following subjects:
- Accounting For Decision Making
- Financial Statement Analysis
The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Business School have a long tradition of our graduates moving into successful careers in the finance industry. These include:
The Master of Finance also offers a pathway to the Doctoral Program in Finance.
If you are interested in pursuing a research pathway, you’ll need to have completed university level subjects in Calculus and Linear Algebra. If you have not previously studied these subjects, you may apply to the Master of Finance Program Director for permission to take Calculus 1 (MAST10005) and or Linear Algebra (MAST10007) as electives in your final semester of study. Permission will only be granted where your academic performance in the degree up to that point has been of a very high standard. Application to the Doctoral program will require you to maintain a very high level of academic success for the full duration of the Master of Finance.