Master of Finance (37K)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

“I am finding it challenging yet rewarding. The program is quite intensive, but I know I am getting closer to my goal”

Shanel Sun
Master of Finance (Data Management)

The Master of Finance is an 18 month full-time or part-time equivalent course offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. The course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.

The Master of Finance is grounded in a philosophy based on two major premises: to facilitate the acquisition of life-long financial knowledge and skills through sharing and building on the diverse experiences of all stakeholders within the course and to foster empowerment and personal responsibility by encouraging students to challenge the conventional paradigms in finance.

Students are engaged through using teaching materials that link the lectures and workshops to local, national and global case studies. This approach will facilitate self-actualisation and the notion ‘doing and thinking are one’; it will also equip our students with the theories, concepts, and knowledge in finance that are necessary to deal with the rapid changes in finance worldwide by covering a variety of perspectives, including, but not restricted to, the theoretical, empirical, behavioural, ethical, economic, environmental and statistical/mathematical.

Key contacts

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Course Coordinator Dr Xiaohu Deng
CLO1Explain the context and integrate advanced theoretical and technical finance knowledge including research and recent developments.
CLO2Present, justify and defend, orally and in writing, financial information and decisions in complex collaborative contexts involving specialist and non-specialist audiences.
CLO3Apply advanced theoretical and technical finance knowledge to critically analyse financial data to solve sophisticated financial problems in complex contexts.Prepare and execute a research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.
CLO4Exercise judgement, under minimal guidance, to apply financial solutions using ethical, social, regulatory, economic, sustainability and global perspectives
CLO5Reflect on and evaluate: * the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgements in analysis, * interactions with other disciplines, * historical and contemporary events affecting the finance profession, * responsibilities of their role in both the finance profession and in the broader society

Career outcomes

The Master of Finance will instill in students financial knowledge and skills that they can utilise throughout their future professional careers in the broader finance community both at the personal and institutional level including; financial planning, financial institutions, insurance, superannuation funds, not-for-profit organisations, government and local authorities as well as individuals.

Course structure

You will complete 10 core units plus 2 elective units.

Please note: You may be required to complete BFA526 Financial Reporting if you have not completed the Graduate Certificate of Business Studies or can not demonstrate sufficient related study to BFA526 in your previous study. If this is the case your study plan will be adjusted to include BFA526 in the place of one of your electives.

 
Complete all of the following ten (10) units:
 

This unit is divided into two components. The first component deals with finance – the sourcing and management of funds as well as the valuation of your venture. The second component deals with risk – the understanding of what risk…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Derivatives or derivative securities are (as the name suggests) derived from other securities. Derivatives are used for a number of purposes, including insuring against price movements (hedging), increasing one’s exposure to price movements (speculation) or getting access to an otherwise…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit is concerned with Corporate Finance. In Corporate Finance the central issues are how to acquire and employ or invest funds efficiently. The central issues in Corporate Finance are how to acquire and employ or invest funds efficiently. Concepts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focusses on security analysis and portfolio management. The unit is designed around the following three points of view, to enable you to learn about trading and investing in financial markets. - Investment skills for your own personal gain-…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

There are two main objectives in applied quantitative finance. First, is to understand how asset prices behave. Future asset prices are uncertain and, therefore, must be described by a probability distribution. This means that statistical and econometric methods can be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Managers need an understanding of statistics for five key reasons: To properly collect, present, describe and interpret information. To draw valid conclusions from incomplete data - typically about large populations based only on information obtained from samples. To obtain reliable…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides managers with an introduction to a comprehensive range of key microeconomic and macroeconomic topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of basic economic concepts and models to real world business oriented problems. The unit will develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Financial market shocks often spread rapidly across different asset classes and between countries. This unit examines the structural reasons for these interrelationships, including financial intermediation, risk management products and regulatory structure. Attention is paid to the challenge of accurate measurement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Most businesses operate in a global financial market, and very few facets of financial management are as important as managing exchange rate risk. This unit will provide you with the skills necessary to understand and address some of the multi-faceted…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers a wide range of interesting legal topics and teaches students how to analyse, and solve legal problems, all essential skills for those wishing to work in both the fields of accounting and business management. The unit combines…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
Complete two (2) of the following units:
 

This unit provides you with an introduction to a wide range of issues related to international trade and international economics. We investigate why nations trade, what they trade and who gains from this trade. We then analyse the motives for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit studies the role of markets and financial incentives in addressing environmental and natural resource issues. It introduces the concept of ecosystem services, the role of markets in the provision of ecosystem services, different sources of market failure, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the core concepts in Australian taxation and identifies the framework (both legal and administrative) behind those concepts. The knowledge gained through this exploration enables the application of the framework to current issues faced by individuals…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is to explore HRM and employee relations concepts, themes, policy and practice within an international context. To assist your study of IHRM, this unit is divided into six sections. Modules 1 and 2 introduce the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

For entry into the Master of Finance students must meet the following criteria:

Either:

  1. Completed undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution

    OR

  2. Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Studies at the University of Tasmania, or an equivalent qualifying Graduate Certificate#

# qualifying Graduate Certificate is any Graduate Certificate from an Australian higher education institution, or the equivalent from any other institution.

These tests must not be more than 24 months old.

Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

English Language Requirements

For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

Course Specific Requirements

For entry into the Master of Finance students must meet the following criteria:

Either:

  1. Completed undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution
  2. OR
  3. Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Studies at the University of Tasmania, or an equivalent qualifying Graduate Certificate#

#a qualifying Graduate Certificate is any Graduate Certificate from an Australian higher education institution, or the equivalent from any other institution.

Students who successfully complete the 35K Graduate Certificate in Finance or 36K Graduate Diploma in FInance may articulate with full credit into this course.

This course articulates with full credit to the 37M Master of Finance (Specialisation), subject to the rules of that degree.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 54,554 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $35,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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