MC201 - Master of Finance
Plan: MC201EXE15 - Master of Finance
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program transition plan
Approach to learning and assessment
Over the duration of your program you will experience a variety of teaching and learning approaches. The major styles of teaching, learning and assessment you will experience throughout your program will include:
Classroom teaching: May include lectures, class presentations, group discussions, student-led discussions etc. This style of learning is designed to maximise your understanding of the curriculum content and develop appropriate skills. It is designed to provide an environment where you can ask questions and seek feedback as well as contribute to class discussion and apply theory to practice.
Flexible delivery: The program will incorporate use of online resources. These may include learning resources such as lecture notes, and assessment and feedback tools such as discussion boards.
Problem-Based Learning: Problem-based learning engages you in analytical thinking, research and provision of solutions.
Cooperative learning: Enables you to work in collaborative or team-based tasks.
Assignments and projects: These may be either research or problem based, and may be undertaken in teams or individually. They will provide you with experience at undertaking research and writing effectively to present your findings and recommendations to a range of audiences.
Formal examinations: Will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding and application of principles to either practical or theoretical issues.
Depending on courses selected, student progress is assessed by a combination of group and individual assignments and examination.The assessment you must complete is designed to provide you with opportunities to demonstrate the extent to which you have developed your capabilities and achieved specific learning outcomes in a given area. Methods of assessment will also vary with the learning outcomes and core capabilities of the relevant course but may include case studies, research projects and reports.
Please note that if you have a long-term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Equitable Learning Services (ELS) unit if you would like to find out more. Information about ELS can be found via the following link: www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services.
You must complete the RMIT Assessment coversheet with your assessment submissions.
For more information on assessment, refer to the RMIT Assessment and Assessment Flexibility policy.Top of page
Work integrated learning
As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be provided with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. The designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses in this program are:
- BAFI1065 Fixed Income Securities and Credit Analysis (12 credit points)
This course will provide you with opportunities to apply your academic skills to a work-based context.
In particular you will:
- undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and
- be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that includes industry feedback.
These learning opportunities may be in the form of industry-based projects, simulations or placements.
RMIT Trading Facility
In addition, you will simulate trading in money and foreign exchange markets using the RMIT Trading Facility, the only one of its type in Australia and one of the largest tertiary-based facilities in the world. You will trade with a live market data feed from Thomson Reuters, and experience first-hand what professionals in the world’s leading banks and investment firms do with the same tools and information to analyse news, data and conduct market research.Top of page
|To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester|
Year One of Program
|Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:|
|Semester Two: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:|
|Select and Complete One (1) 12 credit point course from the Option Courses listed at the end of the program structure:|
Year Two of program
|Semester One: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:|
|Select and Complete One (1) 12 credit point course from the Option Courses listed at the end of the program structure|
|Semester Two: Complete Two (2) courses from the Option Courses listed at the end of the program structure:|
|Select and Complete Twenty-Four (24) credit point courses from any: (may include a Global Study Tour)|
|University Postgrad Elective|
|Option Course List:|
Program transition plan
Semester 2 2022 Program changes
The four (4) Business Enabling courses listed below that form Stage A / Semester 1, Year 1 of your current program structure will be removed from the program from Semester 2, 2022.
- BUSM1162 Management 1 - Managing People
- BUSM3886 Business and Government in the Global Context
- ISYS1028 Global Business and Social Technology: A Case Study Approach
- ACCT2127 Accounting for Management Decisions
The Business Enabling courses will be replaced with four (4) additional courses from the current options list. Please refer to your program structure for the options course list, which include the following new optional courses:
- BAFI3284 Frontiers in Financial Technology and Innovations
- BAFI3255 Crypto Finance
1. If you have received exemptions for the four (4) Business Enabling courses, prior to Semester 2 2022:
The courses will be recognised as part of your program, and no further action is required. You may continue your program enrolment as planned.
2. If you have successfully completed or received exemptions for up to three of the four (4) Business Enabling courses, prior to Semester 2 2022, you will need to complete additional courses as detailed below:
- If you have completed one Business Enabling course, you must complete an additional 36 credit points from the options list.
- If you have completed two Business Enabling courses, you must complete an additional 24 credit points from the options list.
- If you have completed three Business Enabling courses, you must complete an additional 12 credit points from the options list.
Please also note the following changes:
- If you have completed ECON1095 Quantitative Methods in Finance, you do not need to complete BAFI3288 Quantitative Financial Methods and Modelling as this is a replacement course.
- If you have completed ECON1560 Blockchain and Cryptofinance, this will continue to be counted as an optional elective (12 credit points). This course is no longer offered as an optional elective from semester 2 2022.
- If you have completed BUSM4483 Postgraduate Business Internship, this will continue to be counted as an optional elective (12 credit points). This course is no longer offered as an optional elective from semester 2 2022.
- If you have completed BUSM4609 Postgraduate Business Internship (24cp), this will continue to be counted as two optional electives (24 credit points). This course is no longer offered as an optional elective from semester 2 2022.
If you commenced the program pre-2021, please refer to the following transition rules:
1. If you have completed ECON1239 Principles of Finance, you do not need to complete BAFI3258 Managerial Finance as this is a Course Title change only;
2. If you have completed BAFI1059 Corporate Finance, this can count as an Elective;
3. If you have completed BAFI2077 Investment Analysis, this can count as an Elective;
4. If you have completed BAFI1059 Corporate Finance and BAFI2077 Investment Analysis, you do not need to complete BAFI3257 Corporate Financial Management and 1 Elective;
5. If you have completed BUSM4448 Business Research Design, you do not need to complete ECON1195 Financial Econometrics.
6. If you have completed BAFI1075 International Finance, you do not need to complete BAFI1075 Global Funds Management as this is a Course Title change only.
Program Changes Effective Semester 2, 2021
- From Semester 2, 2021, ECON1113 Economic Analysis for Business has been replaced by BAFI3261 Global Financial Markets and Institutions.
- If you have completed ECON1113 Economic Analysis for Business in Semester 1, 2021, you do not need to complete BAFI3261 Global Financial Markets and Institutions.
- If you have completed BAFI3190 Research Issues in Finance, you do not need to complete BAFI3190 Case Studies in Finance as this is a course title change only.
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