Master of Finance (MFin)

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 program is designed to help individuals to enhance their managerial effectiveness in the field of finance. This program also aims to provide participants with a strong foundation in the principles and practice of finance, and furnishes them with new skills and analytical tools to form a sound basis for financial decision-making.

The program is suitable for students who may be interested in pursuing CFA qualification as courses are designed to capture large elements of the CFA curriculum. Additionally students will develop enhanced professional knowledge and skills through a capstone project.

The Master of Finance is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate specialised knowledge and analytical expertise to solve multi-faceted problems in accounting contexts.
  2. Seek and analyse relevant information for business decision making, and uncover data that may have been concealed.
  3. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy, judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a professional with high level finance skills.
  4. Identify and apply ethical principles relevant to the finance profession.
  5. Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodologies to support critical thinking and judgement to develop a scholarly research project.


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

There shall be a Master of Finance.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Master of Finance, 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 27 units
  2. Research Project courses to the value of 9 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 12 units, which may include Internship or Study Tour courses

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