Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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. Career options include management-level positions in industry or government.
The course comprises 72 credit points, made up of eight core subjects (totalling 48 credit points) plus four elective subjects (totalling 24 credit points). The course may be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.
Standard entry 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. Applicants with a relevant graduate certificate must have completed it with at least a credit average. 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.
The Master of Finance covers a broad range of the specialist knowledge areas required to be ASIC RG146 registered. Completion of the Master of Finance meets the education requirements of membership at the level of Member Finance and Treasury Association (MFTA). It also meets the educational requirements for Affiliate membership with Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). This course has additionally been awarded postgraduate partnership status by the CFA Institute (USA). The curriculum is closely tied to global professional practice and is well suited to students preparing to sit for CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) program examinations.
Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions based on credit recognition, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study.
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This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Finance, the Graduate Diploma in Finance, and the Master of Finance.