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.


  • Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
  • Finance (General)
  • Financial Technology
  • Funds Management

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

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

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

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

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must have:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator; and
  • A major (at least seven courses) in finance within the bachelor degree; and
  • A credit average (65% or higher) within the finance major, as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator

Additional requirements

At least one UNSW equivalent business statistics or econometrics course, with a credit average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you've successfully completed the CFA program by passing all three levels of CFA exam, you may be granted one course exemption.

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 with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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