In the Master of Finance and Investments you will receive advanced training in finance and gain a solid understanding of investment principles with a strong appreciation of ethical and professional standards focusing on the curriculum of CFA Level 2 and 3 examinations. Your studies will enable you to develop the skills to critically analyse issues in the investment profession relating to stock markets, fixed-income instruments, derivatives, and portfolio or wealth management. Enhance your skills and knowledge further through a major research-based project relating to finance and investments.
Admission requirements To be eligible for admission to the Master of Finance and Investments, a student must: * hold a Bachelor degree in finance or closely related discipline (such as banking) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (using a 7.0 scale) * OR hold a Graduate Diploma of Finance or closely related discipline (with substantial finance component) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (using a 7.0 scale), * OR holders of a Graduate Certificate in Finance may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis if they have a minimum of two years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a finance field at a management or supervisory level (the applicant should provide detailed description of the nature of the experience and the quantum of such experience as part of their application).
Language requirements English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: *A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5 *OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL *OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22) *OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only) *OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) *OR an overall score of 68 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 60 in all Communicative Skills.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Other requirements Submit a Statement of Purpose of no more than 500 words, where students demonstrate their: *motivation for the study in the Master of Finance and Investments *expected learning outcomes from the program (i.e. what knowledge and skills a student expects to acquire from the program) *individual career expectation upon graduation *outline activities or achievements that can enhance their application
If you did not complete your undergraduate degree in Australia or your Australian undergraduate degree was completed more than five years ago, you will be required to submit the result of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT). The minimum requirement for GMAT is the overall score of 550 with a minimum score for the quantitative section of 42 and a minimum score for the analytical writing section of 5. The minimum requirement for GRE is a score of 301 for the sum of scores in the verbal and quantitative sections and 153 for the quantitative section and 4 for the analytical writing section. The minimum requirement for BAT is 500. You can claim an exception from the test based on humanitarian grounds (if a holder of an humanitarian aid scholarship or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa for Australia can demonstrate that a humanitarian crisis makes it impossible to sit any of the tests).
My career opportunities You will be prepared for employment in mutual funds, superannuation funds, banks, insurance companies, treasury and stockbroking. Other careers might include foreign exchange dealers, futures and options traders, portfolio managers, risk analysts and financial advisers. You will also be able to continue with higher degree studies and pursue a research career.
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