MC201 - Master of Finance

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Plan: MC201P15 - 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: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Economics, Finance and Marketing (625H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/ecofinancemarketing
ASCED code: 081100
CRICOS code: 077516B

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Finance will provide you with the practical and theoretical foundations 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.

The program prepares students for financial problems they will encounter in business, equipping them with the skills to identify and explore complex elements and develop innovative solutions.

Over the duration of the program you will experience a variety learning experiences which are designed to assist developing skills as 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.

In the first year of the program, the aim of the courses is to provide students with the fundamental theoretical aspects of finance. This allows students to develop a solid foundation for later studies in finance and will enable them to provide discipline-based solutions within business, professional or public context. In the second year of the program, students will develop a sound knowledge base and acquire a thorough understanding across specific areas of finance. Most units involve a research project component where students must demonstrate their ability to interact with industry, complete an activity in a work context and work in a multidisciplinary team.

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. The capstone course BAFI3178 Portfolio Management will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this program’s curriculum. The course will promote the integration and synthesis of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program and the application of these in discipline related real-world scenarios leading to work readiness or entry to graduate studies.

This program is delivered on-campus.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements
Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline that includes quantitative studies.

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

This program is not accredited by professional bodies. However, some professional bodies may offer qualification recognition post-graduation on a case by case basis. Students and/or graduates should contact the professional body of interest directly to seek advice on recognition of their qualification.

The table below list the professional bodies who may offer membership to students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional BodyMembership and Opportunities

Financial Service Institute of Australia [FINSIA]

www.finsia.com

  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Affiliate
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate [require 3+ years experience]
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Senior Associate [require 5+ years experience]

Finance and Treasury Association [FTA]

www.financetreasury.com.au

  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Certified Finance and Treasury Professional

 

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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 a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. 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 University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

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

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

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

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University 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 www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

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