Courses & Units

Course rules for 37M Master of Finance (Specialisation)


1. The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics may accept as a candidate for the Master of Finance Specialisation a person who:

a. has completed an undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution; or

b. has completed the Graduate Certificate of Business Studies at the University of Tasmania, or an equivalent qualifying Graduate Certificate from any other institution.

2. Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements in four semesters of full-time study (2 calendar years) or its equivalent and not more than 5 calendar years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass units totalling 200 credit points from the accompanying Schedule.

4. The units which may be included in the course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedule of units for the Master of Finance accompanying these specifications.

5. A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totalling more than 50 credit points weighting.

6. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.

7. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean or approved delegate, in accordance with the requirements of clause 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

8. Passes in units in other honours or postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, and the Faculty will specify the remaining units required to qualify for the award.


9. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

10. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

12. The approved abbreviation for the award of Master of Finance shall be MFinS.