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Transition or upgrade into a career in finance.

Finance is at the centre of the most exciting developments shaping our world. Studying a Master of Finance at the University of Tasmania enables you to be a decision-maker for the future.


The skills you develop will open valuable and satisfying career opportunities across an incredible range of exciting vocations such as corporate chief executives and major institutional investors through to fintech unicorns and private capital entrepreneurs.


Whether you are looking for the qualification to start out in the industry, or you are planning to upskill and accelerate your career, the skills and knowledge you attain will enable you to achieve.

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.

Post Graduate Business and Management students from the University of Tasmania earn a median salary of $109,000 (Source: Good universities guide, Australian university ratings and rankings 2021/2022).

Learn from finance leaders with guest lectures and real-world case studies from businesses in Tasmania and around the world.

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 outcomes

The Master of Finance will give you financial knowledge and skills that you can utilise throughout your future professional career in the broader finance community both at the personal and institutional level including; financial planning, financial institutions, insurance, superannuation funds, not-for-profit organisations, and government and local authorities.

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.

Careers requiring finance skills are growing fast, with employers demanding formal qualifications. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.*

*ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to November 2020 and projections to 2025.

Accountants

8.6%

projected job growth to 2025

Financial Brokers

10.6%

projected job growth to 2025

Auditors and Corporate Treasurers

14.7%

projected job growth to 2025

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

Our Master of Finance courses will prime you for an exciting career in finance. You will gain a deep knowledge of global markets and the opportunities they create by engaging with our industry partners, learning through exposure to live market information, and via a range of contemporary case studies.

Engagement with our business partners provides a rich learning experience through industry expert interviews, and keynote presentations on current trends in FinTech, Sustainability, and Behavioural Finance.

Your industry knowledge will be enhanced through local, national and global case studies, and market trading data and real-time financial news will further build your familiarity with global business activity. Our capable teaching team will facilitate your examination of expert input, current cases and market events through the application of theories, concepts, and market techniques.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

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.