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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

2 years min, 5 years max
Hobart, Online CRICOS 108980F

View course details Master of Finance

Graduate Diploma of Finance

1 year min, 3 years max
Hobart, Online CRICOS 108981E

View course details Graduate Diploma of Finance

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

1 year min, 3 years max
Hobart, Online CRICOS 102955M

View course details Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

Graduate Certificate in Behavioural Insights

0.5 years min, 2 years max
Hobart

View course details Graduate Certificate in Behavioural Insights

Graduate Certificate in Finance

0.5 years min, 2 years max
Hobart, Online CRICOS 108982D

View course details Graduate Certificate in Finance

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

Behavioural Insights

Understand how behavioural concepts impact individual and group decision making. This specialisation allows you to develop knowledge-based skills to analyse social and/or economic challenges arising in different contexts, and behavioural solutions to these challenges based on the analysis.

Specialisation, 50 credit points.

FinTech

Build on your understanding of major technological trends in the banking and finance sector. You'll be able to solve sophisticated financial problems using cutting-edge financial technologies.

Specialisation, 50 credit points.

Sustainable Finance

Develop knowledge-based skills to enhance the understanding and implementation of sustainable investments. Understand how finance can positively contribute to human well-being, social equity, and the environment.

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

200 credit points

You will complete the following transition units:

  • Data and Business Decision Making
  • Economics for Managers
  • Principles of Financial Management
  • Accounting and Accountability for Decision Making

You will complete the following core units:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Investment Planning

You will choose one of the following specialisation units:

  • Behavioural  Insights
  • FinTech
  • Sustainable Finance

You will complete 50 credit points of Research/project units, including an option for the student to select either a Research Project or an equivalent project undertaken as a Corporate Internship (Research Block)

2

Graduate Diploma of Finance

100 credit points

To graduate from the Graduate Diploma of Finance course, you will complete 50 credit points of transition units and 50 credit points of core unit.

Transition units include:

  • Data of Business Decision Making
  • Economics for Managers
  • Principles of Financial Management
  • Accounting and Accountability for Decision Making

Core units include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Behavioural  Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Investment Planning

3

Graduate Certificate in Finance

50 credit points

To graduate from the Graduate Certificate in Finance course, you will complete 50 credit points of transition units.

Transition units include:

  • Data and Business Decision Making
  • Economics for Managers
  • Principles of Financial Management
  • Accounting and Accountability for Decision Making

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.