Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Finance (Extension) 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 additional elective subject choices provide an opportunity to specialise more deeply in the finance discipline and to further enhance students' skills, professional practice, specialist knowledge and capabilities. Career options include management-level positions in industry or government.
The course comprises 96 credit points, made up of eleven core subjects (totalling 66 credit points) plus elective subjects (totalling 30 credit points). The course is two years of full-time or four 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. 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.
This course covers a broad range of the specialist knowledge areas required to be ASIC RG146 registered. Completion of the course meets the education requirements of membership at the level of Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP). It also meets the educational requirements at the level of Senior Associate (SA Fin), in conjunction with work experience, at the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). The course has also been awarded postgraduate partnership status by 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, 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, the Master of Finance, and the Master of Finance (Extension).