The Master of Finance is a specialist degree for graduates who have completed a finance major in their undergraduate studies and now want to take on more advanced topics. It has been developed in close consultation with the finance sector and exposes you to the latest thinking and research in finance. You will be taught by industry-leading academics and researchers, gaining a competitive advantage in your financial career via the latest theories and practical techniques. You can also specialise in an area based on your professional development needs and career path – whether it’s corporate finance, investment banking, finance (general) or funds management.

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Why choose this degree?

In this degree you will gain advanced analytical and technical skills for a successful business career.

Who should choose this degree?

Finance graduates looking for an advanced qualification in finance, as well as professionals wanting to increase their finance knowledge, will choose this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Banking Professional
  • Corporate Treasury
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Broker
  • Funds Management
  • International Finance
  • Investment Banking

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

You may be eligible for Associate membership with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) upon completion of this degree.

Entry requirements

Successful applicants will have:

(1)A recognised bachelor degree with 2nd class lower division honours or higher (or equivalent qualification) in finance or a closely related discipline, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School; or (2)A recognised graduate certificate or graduate diploma (or equivalent qualification) in a cognate discipline with a credit average or higher, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School; or (3)A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a cognate discipline with a minimum of 7 courses in finance and a credit average, and demonstrated competence in mathematics and statistical methods, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School; or (4)A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a finance-related discipline with a credit average or higher, two years of full-time equivalent of professional postgraduate experience, with at least one year of professional work experience in a finance role in an organisation, and membership of a recognised professional association, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School. NOTE: In exceptional circumstances, applications may be considered for entry where the applicant has other relevant qualifications and experience not listed. This is in accordance with UNSW Policy and Procedure on Recognition Of Prior Learning. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have achieved the same knowledge and skills (learning outcomes) through their formal or informal learning as the qualifications listed for entry for this program. This may be evidenced by qualification certificates, records of assessment activities relating to course or program learning outcomes, examples of experience from the workplace, community, or other context which demonstrate relevant skills, knowledge or competencies, membership (or eligibility for membership) of professional organisations which require attainment of certain qualifications, or testimonials of skills, knowledge or competencies from workplace supervisors. Any relevant documentation should be attached to the application and will be considered by the Academic Coordinator for the Program.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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