After studying your degree in finance, this course extends your learning into new realms, providing the know-how you need to progress your career.
You’ll examine a broad range of financial topics including financial technologies, corporate finance, traditional and alternative investments, international business, banking and financial modelling.
Your abilities in portfolio management will be extended, giving you specialist knowledge in advanced financial asset management strategies, risk management, financial analysis and performance metrics to help you address new challenges.
Simulated valuation exercises and scenario analyses broaden your experience, so you can meet your client’s ethical and investment objectives as well as increasing the value of their portfolios.
In the second semester, you’ll look at the economics behind asset pricing including martingales, stochastic discount factors and utility functions, as well as the microeconomic and macroeconomic issues in fintech investments.
You’ll be prepared for the jobs of the future, gaining knowledge of disruptive technologies such as blockchain, robo-advice and crowd funding, while examining the risks and returns of alternative assets such as real estate, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
Your learning experience will be individualised; class sizes are kept small, while teaching methods include innovative technology and interactive gaming for some of your assessments and lectures.
You’ll also have access to the Trading Room, a Curtin facility where you’ll have industry-standard software, international news services and live securities and commodity prices at your fingertips.
Note: This course is designed for graduates with a Finance degree. If you have a degree in a discipline other than Finance, consider applying for the Master of Commerce (Finance).
What jobs can the Master of Finance lead to?
- Chartered financial analyst
- Bank manager
- Corporate finance analyst
- Credit analyst
- Economic analyst
- Financial manager
- Fund manager
- Investment banker
- Private business
What you'll learn
- apply finance principles, theory and practice to current issues and trends in relation to financial markets; and extend a knowledge base of finance principles through original research
- think creatively, critically and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to complex financial scenarios
- communicate effectively to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry within the ethical and professional framework of financial institutions; prepare written academic reports and prepare and deliver oral presentations to a professional standard; and expertly use and evaluate appropriate new and established technologies as they apply in financial markets
- describe and evaluate the impacts of financial markets and instruments in a global system with an understanding of multiple perspectives; apply international standards and practices within a global context
- show broad understanding of relevant professional and cross cultural communication theoretical concepts; work effectively in multicultural team environments and make positive contributions to class discussions
- work professionally and ethically both independently and collaboratively, complying with appropriate legislation and protocols