Master of Finance

Approved Abbreviation: MFin

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2705.1

CRICOS Code: 048971G

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The Master of Finance prepares students for executive careers in finance, banking, funds management and corporate treasuries. The degree is specifically designed to encompass all these fields so that students can choose the 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.

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).


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in Business or Commerce


A Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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.

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.

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 include units listed below.

Students generally complete two units per quarter.

Core Units

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

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

Alternate Units

51165Financial Institution Management
51166Credit and Lending Decisions
51167Law of Finance and Securities
51171Real Estate Finance and Investment
51172Marketing of Financial Products
51173Strategic Bank Management
51211International Finance
H7331International Trade and Industry Economics


SP2000Property Investment

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