Master of FinanceProgram details
This program will enhance your analytical and problem-solving abilities and develop your understanding of basic principles of finance, econometrics, research and the analysis of financial markets.You will benefit from the dynamic design and delivery of the program which includes classroom teaching, opportunities for research and collaborative research projects, simulations in RMIT’s custom-built trading facility, and opportunities for deep engagement with contemporary issues in finance and related industries through regular seminars and workshops.
How you will learn
Most courses are presented in regular 3-hour classes, together with some periods of intensive teaching at the Melbourne City campus.
Intensive teaching will involve classes over a number of Saturdays per course in any semester, although two Saturdays per course should be regarded as normal. A detailed teaching timetable will be available at enrolment.
Educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.
RMIT Trading Facility
Your classes will mostly be held at the Swanston Academic Building and you will simulate trading in money and foreign exchange markets in 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.
Workshops and seminars
You will benefit from the dynamic design and delivery of the program which includes classroom teaching, opportunities for research and collaborative research projects, simulations in RMIT’s custom-built trading facility, and opportunities for deep engagement with contemporary issues in finance and related industries through regular seminars and workshops.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account.
Study tours are a unique feature of the on-campus program. You can combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework completed in intensive mode and have this credited towards your degree. They depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations and are usually undertaken in the final semester of the master degree.
If you are planning to include a study tour as part of your program, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.
Other global mobility options available for this program include:
- 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)
For further information about advanced standing see Credits and Masters exemptions.
* Students who are granted advanced standing, and who undertake courses in all scheduled teaching periods may be able to complete the program in 12–16 months.
Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.
For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.
The Master degree comprises core and elective courses.
- In Fixed Income Securities and Credit Analysis, you will collect, analyse and use real-life bond data from a specific country to construct and assess the risk of bond portfolios.
- In the final stage of the program you will undertake a substantial research project. You will be required to identify a current finance research issue and demonstrate your ability to interact with industry, complete an activity in a work context, and work in a multidisciplinary team.
- Explore a complex problem, and test and evaluate potential solutions with industry and community stakeholders in the course Business Research Design.
It is recommended that you follow the sequence of courses presented in the enrolment structure.
You must complete Legal Aspects of Company Finance if you have not taken a similar course in your undergraduate studies.
Plans are variations offered for a program such as specialisations, modes of delivery or location. Browse a plan to see the courses our students are currently studying.
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Andrew Godfrey | Master of Finance
Andrew Godfrey completed the Master of Finance in 2015. He is now working in Trading and Portfolio Management for GDF SUEZ Energy Australia.
Zoe Hattaway’s decision to undertake postgraduate study allowed her to dive deeper into financial analytics while accelerating her plan of becoming an investment analyst.