MC-FINCE v.1 Master of Finance
Course CRICOS Code: 051627J
Registered full-time Duration: 1.5 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This course is a challenging and flexible program that develops global managerial competencies for professionals with a financial responsibility. The program features guided independent research, team projects, and maximum use of information and communication technology as the course has diverse coverage with specific focus on: corporate finance, investments, international business, banking and financial modelling.
Graduates are eligible to apply as an Affiliate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Former graduates have been known to find employment in various commercial industries.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of finance or a recognised bachelor degree with relevant work experience in the finance industry.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the principles of finance with an overview of the operations of the financial markets and the financial instruments that are traded within these markets. It introduces students to the concepts of equity, corporate debt, foreign exchange markets, derivatives and interest rate determinants. The knowledge acquired will create an understanding of topical events, underlying economic trends and the interpretation of financial statements.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply finance principles, theory and practice to current issues and trends in relation to financial markets; and extend a knowledge base of finance principles through original research.
2. think creatively,critically and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to complex financial scenarios
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources appropriate in financial scenarios; make valid judgements based on sound evidence; analyse case study material and journal articles
4. communicate effectively to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry within the ethical and professional framework of financial institutions; prepare written academic reports and prepare and deliver oral presentations to a professional standard
5. expertly use and evaluate appropriate new and established technologies as they apply in financial markets
6. continue to acquire new knowledge and expertise in the field of finance using a range of learning strategies; be able to evaluate one's own learning and development needs and maintain currency within the discipline
7. describe and evaluate the impacts of financial markets and instruments in a global system with an understanding of multiple perspectives; apply international standards and practices within a global context.
8. show broad understanding of relevant professional and cross cultural communication theoretical concepts; work effectively in multicultural team environments and make positive contributions to class discussions
9. work professionally and ethically both independently and collaboratively, complying with appropriate legislation and protocols
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is one-and-a-half years' (three semesters) full-time or equivalent part-time study. Where possible, units are offered on an external basis and classes are commonly conducted in the evening. International onshore students on student visas are not permitted to study externally or in a part-time mode. These students must study internally with a full-time load.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
|2017||UHK SPACE Main Campus||Trimester 1A||Y|
|2017||UHK SPACE Main Campus||Trimester 2A||Y|
|2017||UHK SPACE Main Campus||Trimester 3A||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|FNCE5001||v.1||Integrated Financial Instruments and Markets||3.0||25.0|
|FNCE5006||v.1||Financial Statement Analysis||3.0||25.0|
|MKTG5004||v.1||Business Research Methods||3.0||25.0|
|FNCE5003||v.1||Advanced Business Financial Modelling||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|INVE5000||v.1||Portfolio Management Theory and Applications||3.0||25.0|
|MGMT5003||v.1||Culture and Ethics in Business||3.0||25.0|
|FNCE5011||v.1||Contemporary Issues in International Finance||3.0||25.0|
|FNCE5000||v.1||Advanced Corporate Finance and Theory||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|INVE5001||v.1||Advanced Derivative Securities||3.0||25.0|
|FNCE5007||v.1||Finance Trading Strategies||3.0||25.0|
|BANK5003||v.1||Mergers and Acquisitions||3.0||25.0|
|FNCE5005||v.1||Advanced Personal Finance||3.0||25.0|
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