Master of Finance and Business Economics (MFinBusEc)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Master of Finance and Business Economics has been designed to meet the needs of entrants from a business or economics degree seeking in-depth advancement in their field, or a graduate from any other degree seeking to comprehensively adapt to the fields of economics and finance. While the program includes study in both fields, students choose to specialise in one area. For students choosing the finance specialisation, the program provides the educational grounding to proceed with professional studies towards the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification. For students specialising in economics, the program provides training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics, and aims to enhance their understanding of the application of economic theories.

The Master of Finance and Business Economics is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and apply advanced and integrated knowledge in the field of finance and business economics.
  2. Structure and articulate concise and cohesive finance argument to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  3. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy, judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a professional with high level skills in the finance and business economics discipline.
  4. Identify and apply ethical principles relevant to the finance and business economics profession.
  5. Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodologies to support research, problem solving and decision making in a finance and business economics context.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Master of Finance and Business Economics

There shall be a Master of Finance and Business Economics.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Master of Finance and Business Economics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 39 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 9 units

Prior Learning

Students with cognate knowledge may be approved by the Program Director to complete additional electives in lieu of core courses to the equivalent unit value.

Core Courses