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Master of Finance

Approved Abbreviation: MFin


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2705.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 048971G


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

The Master of Finance prepares students for executive careers in finance, banking, funds management and corporate treasuries. The degree is specifically designed so that after the completion of core finance units, students can choose other finance units appropriate to their career opportunities. The degree provides students with the technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques. All of the units have been developed by individuals who are actively involved in the financial sector.

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Heath Spongsgsmclientservices@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Master of Finance fulfils the educational requirements for admission as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of Finsia - the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Senior Associate membership with Finsia also requires at least 3 years career experience in the financial services industry. The Master of Finance also allows graduates to satisfy the education requirements for professional membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) - Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP).

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in a business discipline

Or

Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline AND have a minimum of two years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience

Or

Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline AND have a minimum eight years full-time equivalent general work experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points which includes six core units, a 20 credit point capstone unit and an additional four units chosen from a pool of alternate units.

Core Units

200426Corporate Finance
51169Derivatives
51163Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)
51054Financial Modelling
51168Funds Management and Portfolio Selection
51212Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory

Alternate Units

51166Credit and Lending Decisions
200425Economics
51165Financial Institution Management
51211International Finance
200849New Venture Finance
200895Property Finance and Taxation
200891Property Portfolio Analysis

Students are permitted to complete up to two units from any other masters degree offered by the School of Business as part of the four alternate units.

Capstone Units

Choose one of

200829Business Project
200830Internship


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