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University of Melbourne Masters Degrees in Finance

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The Master of Finance offers comprehensive preparation for a career in the finance industry for those who have a background in the discipline. Read more

The Master of Finance offers comprehensive preparation for a career in the finance industry for those who have a background in the discipline.

The program provides an understanding of: 

  • financial management principles and their application to corporate financial policy
  • Australian and international financial markets
  • derivative assets and the operation of the markets in these assets
  • appropriate skills for analysing and interpreting developments in financial practice 

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • If you want to work in the finance industry
  • Have completed an undergraduate major in finance or some finance study at the undergraduate level in the areas of: capital budgeting, dividend policy, corporate risk management, pricing of risk assets and the Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • If you have not studied Finance previously, we recommend our Master of Management (Finance) program

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

CFA Institute®

The University of Melbourne is a participant in the University Affiliation Program of the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals that awards the prestigious CFA designation. The Master of Finance covers at least 70% of all three levels of the CFA program candidate body of knowledge (CBOK) topics, the CFA Institute ethical and professional standards, and other CFA program partner requirements. Recognition as a CFA Affiliated University signals to students, employers and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams.

As part of the affiliation, students in the Master of Finance are eligible for scholarships, access to CFA Institute curriculums, journals, webcasts, and other educational resources.

CPA PROGRAM

CPA program graduates who enrol in the Master of Finance can receive credit for one of the following subjects:

  • Accounting For Decision Making
  • Financial Statement Analysis


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The Master of Management (Accounting and Finance) provides foundation and advanced studies in the disciplines of accounting and finance. Read more

The Master of Management (Accounting and Finance) provides foundation and advanced studies in the disciplines of accounting and finance. Advanced levels of knowledge and skill in the two disciplines of accounting and finance are developed through a combination of core and elective subjects which will prepare graduates for entry into either the finance or accounting professions.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Master of Management (Accounting and Finance) is suitable for business/commerce students who wish to add accounting and finance to their portfolio.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION 

CFA Institute®

The University of Melbourne is a participant in the University Affiliation Program of the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals that awards the prestigious CFA designation. The Master of Management (Accounting and Finance) covers at least 70% of all three levels of the CFA program candidate body of knowledge (CBOK) topics, the CFA Institute ethical and professional standards, and other CFA program partner requirements. Recognition as a CFA Affiliated University signals to students, employers and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams.

As part of the affiliation, students in the Master of Management (Accounting and Finance) are eligible for scholarships, access to CFA Institute curriculums, journals, webcasts, and other educational resources. 

CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

Through the appropriate selection of subjects students are able to meet the professional requirements of CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). 



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The Master of Management (Finance) provides professional skills and knowledge to prepare you for entry into the finance profession. Read more

The Master of Management (Finance) provides professional skills and knowledge to prepare you for entry into the finance profession.

The degree offers in-depth training in the areas of:

  • financial management
  • investment management
  • derivative securities
  • corporate financial policy

WHO IS IT FOR?

This degree is ideal for students holding an undergraduate degree in an area outside of business/commerce whose goal may be to assume a managerial position in the field of finance. The degree is also suited to business/commerce students who wish to add finance to their portfolio.

If you have previously studied Finance at undergraduate level you may be better suited to our Master of Finance program. 

HOW WILL YOU LEARN? 

Besides lectures and classroom-based tutorials, you will also take part in:



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The Master of Actuarial Science provides non-actuarial graduates who have mathematical or statistical specialisations (e.g. mathematics, physics or engineering) with the skills required for immediate transition into the actuarial workplace as a trainee actuary. . Read more

The Master of Actuarial Science provides non-actuarial graduates who have mathematical or statistical specialisations (e.g. mathematics, physics or engineering) with the skills required for immediate transition into the actuarial workplace as a trainee actuary. 

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Master of Actuarial Science is designed to provide non-actuarial graduates with their initial education in actuarial studies and thus the skills necessary for their immediate transition into the actuarial workplace as a trainee actuary.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Graduates of the Master of Actuarial Science who have performed at a sufficiently high level will be eligible for exemption from all of the subjects comprising Part I of the professional requirements of the Actuaries Institute.



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The Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science) is for students who hold an actuarial degree and wish to pursue their actuarial training further. Read more

The Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science) is for students who hold an actuarial degree and wish to pursue their actuarial training further.

With sufficiently high results students are able to obtain exemptions from exams of the Actuaries Institute (Australia), including the whole of Part II.

The Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science) has a ‘practice’ pathway, which focuses on advanced professional training, and a ‘research’ pathway, which prepares students for the PhD in Actuarial Studies.

The degree focuses on actuarial theory and practice, specialising in:

  • quantitative techniques for insurance
  • superannuation
  • financial risk modelling

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science) is designed to provide business/commerce graduates who already have an actuarial major with further advanced studies in actuarial science.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Graduates of the degree who have performed at a sufficiently high level will have gained the knowledge to complete the associateship of the Actuaries Institute and may gain exemptions from almost all of its requirements.

WHERE CAN THIS PROGRAM TAKE ME

Graduates of this program are employed in roles such as:

  • Actuary
  • Academic career


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The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Read more

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates.

Melbourne Law School’s specialisation in international tax law enables tax professionals, academics and government officials from Australia or other countries to study international taxation in a global context, working side by side with colleagues from Australia and many other countries.

The international tax program is a globally recognised specialist tax qualification equipping graduates for the practice of taxation law in a rapidly changing economic world. The program is designed for those who plan careers in tax law, whether from Australia or internationally, in which international taxation will play a key role.

Students have a substantial selection of international and comparative tax subjects, combined with a choice from the range of subjects in the Law School’s broader tax and commercial law programs. All subjects are taught by leading international or Australian tax experts with significant reputations in the field of international tax.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the Master of International Tax will:

  • Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of international tax including:
  • the rules that apply to residents deriving foreign source income and non-residents driving Australian source income
  • the design of tax systems in a global economy and the interaction of the tax rules of sovereign countries
  • the role of bi-lateral treaties between trading partners and the ability of one country to influence outcomes
  • the role of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations in developing bi-lateral treaties
  • current debates on the applicability of existing corporate and international tax systems and proposed solutions
  • Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently:
  • analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the field of international tax
  • research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice; and
  • interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in the field of international tax.

SUBJECT TIMING AND FORMAT

  • Subjects are taught in an interactive seminar style.
  • Around 90% of subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters are offered on an intensive basis.
  • Semester-length subjects are offered throughout the semester.
  • Class sizes normally range from 20 to 30 students. All subjects have a quota. This ensures class sizes are suitable to provide an optimal learning environment.

Intensive subjects

Intensive subjects are ideal for busy professionals and provide an excellent opportunity to immerse in the subject content.

Subjects are typically taught over five days, either from Monday – Friday or Wednesday – Tuesday, excluding the weekend. This format enables students from interstate or overseas to fly to Melbourne to attend class.

Semester-length subjects

Semester-length subjects are generally taught for two hours in the evening each week during the semester.

Subject materials

Comprehensive reading materials are provided approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of an intensive class. It is expected that students undertake substantial reading before classes begin. Teachers and students are likely to be in contact with each other electronically from the time reading  materials are released to the time assessment is due.



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The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Melbourne Law School’s specialisation in tax is a globally recognised specialist tax law degree. Read more

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates.

Melbourne Law School’s specialisation in tax is a globally recognised specialist tax law degree. The program provides a valuable enhancement to the careers of lawyers, accountants and other professionals working as tax advisers in business or in government.

The extensive and diverse tax subject selection allows students to gain an advanced understanding of tax law and policy across core and specialist tax areas. All subjects are taught by leading Australian and international tax experts, and emphasis is placed on international and comparative trends and current developments in tax practice. Practical case studies allow in-depth analysis of tax law to equip students with detailed tax law knowledge, its underlying principles and practical application, generating a real advantage in this competitive professional area.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the Master of Tax will:

  • Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of taxation law, including
  • the theories and policies that underpin and influence the operation of taxation law
  • the operation of institutions that develop, administer and determine the application of taxation law (Treasury, the ATO and the courts)
  • current developments in tax practice at the national and international level
  • influential international trends in taxation law such as those proposed by the OECD
  • current debates on proposed reform of taxation law
  • Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently:
  • analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the field of taxation law
  • research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice
  • interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in the field of taxation law.

SUBJECT TIMING AND FORMAT

  • Subjects are taught in an interactive seminar style.
  • Around 90% of subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters are offered on an intensive basis.
  • Semester-length subjects are offered throughout the semester.
  • Class sizes normally range from 20 to 30 students. All subjects have a quota. This ensures class sizes are suitable to provide an optimal learning environment.

Intensive subjects

Intensive subjects are ideal for busy professionals and provide an excellent opportunity to immerse in the subject content.

Subjects are typically taught over five days, either from Monday – Friday or Wednesday – Tuesday, excluding the weekend. This format enables students from interstate or overseas to fly to Melbourne to attend class.

Semester-length subjects

Semester-length subjects are generally taught for two hours in the evening each week during the semester.

Subject materials

Comprehensive reading materials are provided approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of an intensive class. It is expected that students undertake substantial reading before classes begin. Teachers and students are likely to be in contact with each other electronically from the time reading  materials are released to the time assessment is due.



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