MC201 - Master of Finance

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Plan: MC201EXE - Master of Finance
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose 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: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: Two years full-time, four years part-time (or 1.5 years FT and 3 years PT with advanced standing)
Location: Onshore, Melbourne, City Campus
Owning school: Economics, Finance and Marketing (625H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/ecofinancemarketing
ASCED code: 081101
CRICOS code: 077516B

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Finance will provide you with the practical and theoretical foundations to become a literate analytical practitioner and researcher in finance. This program integrates work and learning, and aims to develop specific knowledge and skills in finance, and more generic capabilities in research, analysis and problem-solving, to meet the current and future expectations of finance and related industries. 

Over the duration of the program you will experience a variety learning experiences which are designed to assist developing skills as a finance professional and as an independent and lifelong learner. Teaching and learning approaches for this program include: lectures and tutorials, problem-based learning, assignments, projects, the use of assessment and feedback tools, activities using the Financial Markets Training Simulator as well as the completion of a major research project. The types of assessment used in the program may take the form of formal examinations, assignments, case studies, projects, and in-class tests. 

The range of occupations available for graduates of this program is varied, but includes banking, stockbroking, funds management, insurance and superannuation industries or in other private sector or government organisations which have a requirement for high level, technical expertise in finance. 

On the successful completion of this program, you will fulfil the academic requirements for membership of the Financial Treasurers Association and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. An extensive network of industry connections supports this program. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work integrated learning components of this program. An industry advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in this program. 

Applicants who have successfully completed any undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and are admitted into the program may receive advanced standing equivalent to four courses. See Articulation and Pathways for further information.

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Finance will articulate to the Master of Finance with advanced standing, and will be required to complete eight (8) courses in order to qualify for the degree.

Credits and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University’s Credit Policy.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements
Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline) that includes quantitative studies with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (out of 4.0)

or

Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Finance

or

Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or related discipline) that includes quantitative studies with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (out of 4.0)

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

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External accreditation and industry links

On successfully completing this program, you will fulfil the academic requirements for membership of the Financial Treasurers Association and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

An extensive network of industry connections supports this program. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work integrated learning components of this program. An industry advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in this program.


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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

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jdry.

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