Master of Finance

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate, Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    2.5 years part-time

  • Start date:

    6 intakes a year, enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

Course Rundown

Learn the essential skills required to make strategic financial decisions and contribute to business success with this accelerated online Master of Finance from Griffith University.

In this industry-focused practical course, you’ll study a comprehensive range of subjects that will inform your financial practice and enable you to advise a diverse range of businesses on making sustainable financial decisions.

This fast-tracked course has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program, which is granted to institutions whose degrees incorporate at least 70 per cent of the CFA’s Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). With this basis, you’ll be well-prepared to sit the CFA exams if you wish, giving you a globally recognised charted financial manager qualification.

You’ll learn from industry-immersed staff who remain connected to Australian financial planning peak bodies, which ensures your course content is tailored to contemporary financial management challenges. Delivered 100% online and with interactive digital technology to connect you to your fellow students, this course carefully blends flexible self-directed learning with a comprehensive, hands-on learning process.


To be eligible to study this degree, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university or tertiary institution of equivalent standing with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

An alternative pathway to entry exists for applicants without a bachelor degree. Complete Griffith University’s accelerated online Graduate Certificate in Finance with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and continue into the Master of Finance with credit for units already completed.

Depending on the nature of your professional experience, you may also be eligible to receive credit towards your degree for previous studies in a related area.

What You’ll Learn

In this finance degree, the courses you will study are:


  • Financial Data Analysis
  • Financial Markets
  • Finance
  • Investments
  • Equity Investments
  • Economics
  • Fixed Income Investments
  • Accounting: Integrated Reporting
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Behavioural Finance and Wealth Management
  • Ethics and Alternative Investments
  • Econometric Methods
  • Professionalism in Financial Services
  • Portfolio Management
  • Income Tax Law
  • Financial Statements Analysis

Why study with Griffith University?

Considered a pioneer in tertiary education since starting in 1975, Griffith University has since become one of Australia’s leading online education providers, and have ranked in the top 3% of universities from around the world.

Since entering the realm of online education over 20 years ago, the globally recognised institution has reinvented the way thousands of students learn with their accelerated online courses. Griffith University offers innovative teaching methods to get you qualified sooner in finance, law, business, marketing and more.

Student Support

Griffith University offers each accelerated online student a dedicated advisor who will support you throughout your entire educational journey. Your advisor will be available for guidance or to respond to any queries via email, Skype or telephone. As a Griffith University accelerated online student, you'll also be able to access services including career development, counselling and disability support.

Meet loads of like-minded students via Griffith's interactive digital learning community, and receive technical assistance whenever you need it with 24/7 support.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Finance from Griffith University.

After completing this course, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue employment in a range of roles relating to finance, wealth and portfolio management across a diverse range of industries. You may choose to seek employment in corporate finance, equity, fixed income, derivatives and alternative investments. This program can also open doors to foreign exchange, futures and options trading, portfolio management and risk analysis, giving you career opportunities on the global stage.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.