MC091 - Master of Finance

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Plan: MC091OS - Master of Finance
Campus: Singapore Inst of Management

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Finance
Award abbreviation: MFin
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: Full-time: 3 semesters Part-time: 6 semesters
Location: Offshore, SGPIM
Owning school: Economics, Finance and Marketing (625H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/ecofinancemarketing
Partnered offering / Corporate client: Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
ASCED code: 081100
CRICOS code:

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Objectives of the program

The overall objective of the Master of Finance program is to provide you with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to enable you to become literate and analytical practitioners, as well as researchers in finance.

The program designed to covers the basic principles of finance relevant to current finance industry, offers professional advanced studies in finance, develops your career in the finance sector in large or small corporations, use of econometrics to analyse financial markets and provides the opportunity to undertake research.

The graduates can find employment in the field of capital markets,finance and other businesses. Tasks in these roles include Stockbrokers, Fund Managers, Financial Analysts and Financiers, corporate finance careers includes Finance Directors, Treasurers and Bankers, Working Capital Specialists and Credit Managers.

Embedded in the Master of Finance are the skills and knowledge to enable you the opportunity to practice and expand your learning experience through a work integrated learning course where you can apply the discipline knowledge you have attained to the workplace or in a simulated business environment.

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Articulation and pathways

If you are Australian CPA qualified (or equivalent) or hold a CFA level 1 qualification you may be eligible for

exemptions subject to the approval of the program director.

If you choose to leave before completing this program Master of Finance there is the opportunity to exit with the award Graduate Certificate of Finance (Plan code: GD081SIM) or Graduate Diploma of Finance (GC048SIM). More information about these programs is available in the RMIT Handbook [http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook].

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Entrance requirements

Applicants should be:

Bachelor degree holders preferably in business or a quantitative field (eg. engineering, maths or information technology) from an accredited university or institution of higher education,

or

Holders of a professional qualification relevant to ACCA (Association of Chartered Certificated Accountants)
or CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) professional qualifications.

Applicants must be proficient in the English language, and unless their undergraduate degree has been
undertaken in an institution where the language of instruction is English, they must provide evidence of
English proficiency via:

  • IELTS - 6.5+ (no band below 6.0);
  • TOEFL paper based - 580+ (TWE 4.5+);
  • TOEFL computer based - 237+ (TWE 4.5+); or
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) - Advanced Level.
    (note: TOEFL or IELTS results are only recognised for one year from the test date)
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External accreditation and industry links

On successful completion of the Master of Finance you are entitled to apply for membership of the Financial Treasurers Association and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

The School of Economics, Finance and Marketing has many close links with industry in a variety of forms.
Academics in the School are strongly encouraged to maintain their linkages with industry. The School
Advisory Board comprises high profile industry representatives. Part of the Board's brief is to make sure that the School's programs reflect current industry standards and practice. In addition the School makes use
of industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to current industry developments in finance. The School has also built its links with industry through the appointment of adjunct professors who have been appointed based upon their industry achievements.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses, other than university tuition fees. Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for
internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student studying outside Australia with RMIT University partner institutions, you may access online learning materials at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmitstudies

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Enquire locally.
Services are available online to assist you with:

  • transition to tertiary student learning,
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more, and
  • career development and employment.
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