2 years full-time
4 years part-time (online only)
$33,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee
In 2022, this program is available for commencement and study from outside Australia while border restrictions remain in place.
Arrangements for continuing students unable to travel to Australia will be advised by the School.
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 CFA Level II and III and 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.
|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).
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.
If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
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.
This program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.
An International student is one who is not:
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).
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.
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.
If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.
The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.
If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.
If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.