Master of Finance

Looking to advance your career or broaden your horizons in the finance industry? The accelerated online Master of Finance gives you the skills to forge a career on the global financial stage. This degree has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.

Our 100% online programs use the latest interactive digital technology to connect you with a community of like-minded professionals and staff, who are active in the financial sector. And with six intakes a year, you can virtually start whenever you’re ready.

Degree summary

The Master of Finance is made up of a diverse, yet in-depth collection of subjects that are built on sustainable financial practices. The degree will equip you with invaluable tools and techniques that are essential to making effective financial and investment decisions in a range of positions, organisations and industries.

You will be taught by staff who have won national teaching awards and are deeply involved in the industry — including CFA charterholders and members of the Financial Planning Association, Finsia, CPA, the Financial Planning Education Council, and other peak industry bodies. They are regularly consulted by industry to help solve commercial problems on a local, national and international scale.

Our interactive online learning environment will also connect you with like-minded students to deepen your learning experience, expand your professional network, and prepare you for an increasingly globalised and competitive financial market sector.

Courses in the Master of Finance

The online Master of Finance can be completed in 2.5 years part time and consists of 16 courses (160 credit points) that include:

  • Financial Data Analysis
  • Financial Markets
  • Finance
  • Investments
  • Equity Investments
  • Economics
  • Fixed Income Investments
  • Accounting: Integrated Reporting
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Behavioural Finance and Wealth Management
  • Ethics and Alternative Investments
  • Econometric Methods
  • Professionalism in Financial Services
  • Portfolio Management
  • Income Tax Law
  • Financial Statements Analysis

Students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Finance with 40 credit points or a Graduate Diploma of Finance with 80 credit points.

Career outcomes for graduates

Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared for rewarding employment opportunities in corporate finance, equity, fixed income, derivatives and alternative investments, as well as wealth management. The program can also open doors to foreign exchange, futures and options trading, portfolio management, and risk analysis. No matter what your career aspirations are, you’ll gain access to Griffith’s range of industry events with our extensive partnership network.

Degree entry requirements

To be eligible for admission into the accelerated online Master of Finance, you must hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university or tertiary institution of equivalent standing – with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7.0 scale).

No bachelor degree? No worries. You can still do our accelerated online Master of Finance without a degree. Simply complete our accelerated online Graduate Certificate in Finance with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and continue on to finish the remaining 12 courses in our Master of Finance.

At Griffith, we recognise and value the work you’ve done to get where you are – that’s why we take into account your previous study or professional background. Depending on the nature of your experience, you may be eligible to receive credit towards your degree for previous studies in a related area.

Program code5583
Duration2.5 years part-time
Teaching periodsJanuary, March, May, July, August and October
Program fee*$51,000 (Domestic students), $60,000 (International students)
*Based on 2019 rates

Contact us

To find out more call us on 1300 148 795 (9 – 5:30 pm AEDT, weekdays) or complete the form and one of our Enrolment Advisors will give you a call.