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Finance

Transition or upgrade into a career in finance.

Whether you want a finance qualification to break into the industry, or you need to upskill to take the next step in your career, our courses are for you. We offer several pathways to build your finance career – Master of Finance, Master of Finance (Specialisation), Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Finance.

No matter which pathway you choose, you’ll acquire life-long financial knowledge and skills. You’ll draw from the diverse experiences of our teaching staff and be encouraged to challenge the conventional theories of finance.

Course Options

Master of Finance

1.5 years min, 4 years max
Hobart CRICOS 070522E

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Master of Finance (Specialisation)

2 years min, 5 years max
Hobart CRICOS 083377B

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Graduate Diploma in Finance

1 years min, 3 years max
Hobart CRICOS 104818D

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Graduate Certificate in Finance

0.5 years min, 2 years max
Hobart CRICOS 104819C

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Get a globally relevant qualification that can take you anywhere.

90% of our postgraduate business and management students find employment. * Source: 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey

We’re highly connected to local industry and bring theory to life with real-life case studies.

Study options

Data Management

Develop expertise in the management of digital information. Strong data management and analytics skills give you a competitive advantage in the finance industry, where better data management leads to faster and more reliable decision making.

Specialisation, 50 credit points.

Environmental Management

Build on your study of environmental finance to include broader studies of environmental management, including land and resource management, sustainable development and climate change planning and management.

Specialisation, 50 credit points.

Business Research

Whether you want to hone your research skills, or take a pathway to a Research Higher Degree, this specialisation allows you to undertake a discipline-relevant research project under the supervision of an academic expert in the field.

Specialisation, 50 credit points.

Course breakdown

The Master of Finance degree consists of 10 core units, plus you'll choose from a range of elective units. In addition, for those studying a Master of Finance (Specialisation), you will also need to choose a specialisation in your area of interest.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Finance consist of core units and offer the opportunity to complete a postgraduate qualification in Finance, either alone or as a pathway to future studies.

1

Master of Finance

150 credit points

You will complete 10 core units plus two elective units.

Core units include:

  • Derivatives
  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Quantitative Finance
  • Data and Business Decision Making
  • Economics for Managers
  • Investment Analysis
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • International Financial Management
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Entrepreneurial Finance & Risk Management

Elective units include:

  • International Trade
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Australian Tax Law
  • Data and Business Decision Making
  • Environmental Finance
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting

2

Master of Finance (Specialisation)

200 credit points

In addition, Master of Finance (Specialisation) students will complete four specialisation units (50 credit points).

Specialisations include:

  • Data Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Business Research

3

Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma

50 - 100 credit points

Graduate Certificate in Finance

Complete the following four core units (50 credit points):

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Data and Business Decision Making
  • Economics for Managers

Graduate Diploma in Finance

Complete the following 8 core units (100 credit points):

  • Derivatives
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Applied Quantitative Finance
  • Data and Business Decision Making
  • Economics for Managers
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Business and Corporate Law

Career outlook

Career opportunities for graduates could include local or global opportunities in diverse roles such as:

  • Financial adviser
  • Actuary
  • Budget analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Private equity manager
  • Credit analyst
  • Financial operations manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

As well as these traditional finance roles, specialisations offer unique opportunities in diverse areas such as sustainable finance, environmental policy development, financial research and finance systems management.

Finance Managers

8.1%

projected job growth to 2023

Financial Brokers

19.6%

projected job growth to 2023

Management Analysts

10.2%

projected job growth to 2023

Study Experiences

Finance, fitness and fun

For Sri Lankan student Shanel Sun, Tasmania has everything she needs to have an awesome student life. “I’m undertaking my Master of Finance, specialising in Data Management at the University of Tasmania. I am finding it challenging yet rewarding. The program is quite intensive, but I know I am getting closer to my goal,” she said.

Find out more about Shanel's study experience

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.