Master of Finance

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$31,000.00* per year (more)
* 2024 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or higher


Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 2, 2024 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 24 June 2024

About this program

The Master of Finance offers comprehensive preparation for those wishing to pursue or advance their career in the finance and investments industry. You will gain technical competencies and analytical skills and learn how to apply financial theory and quantitative techniques to make effective financial and investment decisions. You will build a solid foundation in finance and gain an in-depth understanding of investment principles with a strong appreciation of ethical and professional standards focusing on the curriculum of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA ) Level II and III and Charted Alternative Investment Analyst ( CAIA) examinations. You will develop the skills to critically analyse issues in the investment profession relating to stock markets, fixed-income and alternative instruments, derivatives, and portfolio or wealth management, preparing you to take on new challenges in the increasingly globalised and competitive financial sector.

The Master of Finance has two different entry points depending on your previous studies:

Standard pathway: If you are interested in moving into the field and do not have a background in finance, you will complete the standard pathway (2 years) which includes a compulsory foundation component.

Advanced standing pathway: If you have a prior finance degree you will follow the advanced standing pathway (1.5 years) and skip the foundation course component. You will focus on core finance courses and advanced electives. High-performing students may have the opportunity to undertake a major research project in place of advanced electives. This option can serve as a pathway to higher research degrees.

Griffith University offers a range of flexible delivery modes including on-campus and online. Find out more about our Finance programs.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
5592 Master of Finance (this program) Nathan, Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
4166 Graduate Diploma of Finance Nathan, Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
3398 Graduate Certificate in Finance Nathan, Online Exit point only

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

* The Graduate Certificate in Finance is an Exit Point only from the Master of Finance & Graduate Diploma of Finance.

**The Graduate Diploma of Finance is also an Exit Point from the Master of Finance (5592).

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time at the Nathan campus and online in Trimesters 1 and 2, and part-time online in Trimester 3. While not all courses are available in all study periods, continuing students may plan their enrolments to enable 30 credit points or more to be undertaken in Trimester 3.

Griffith offers courses across three 12 week trimesters a year. Some courses in this degree are taught over 6 weeks as part of the 12 week trimester and some courses are taught over the 12 weeks of the trimester. Refer to the individual course links in the program structure for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Courses in this program provide Work Integrated Learning opportunities in the form of applied projects, case studies and virtual/simulated environments.

My career opportunities

You will be well prepared for career opportunities in mutual funds, superannuation funds, banks, insurance companies, treasury and stockbroking. Other careers might include foreign exchange dealers, futures and options traders, portfolio managers, risk analysts and financial advisers.

Professional recognition

This program has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA ) Institute University Affiliation Program.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Finance (5592)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information