According to the Financial Times, a Master of Finance qualification is the “must-have degree” for those seeking professional specialist finance roles. These roles include investment banking, asset management, and financial analysis. A Master of Finance qualification from Bond University prepares students for an executive career in finance, commercial banks, insurance sectors, property investment, superannuation funds, stockbrokers and corporate treasuries. The course which can be completed in just one year offers unparalleled access to two financial trading rooms and 40 Bloomberg terminals - the most of any university in Australia. Students also have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg certification during their degree and unlock their potential for more job opportunities in the financial industry. When you successfully complete the course you will meet the requirements for professional accreditation with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG146 compliance). The Master of Finance course has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is only granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). The Bond Business Schools course provides students with a solid grounding in CBOK and prepares students well for the CFA exams.
About the program
The Master of Finance course is a quantitatively rigorous program which integrates innovative subjects that highlight the Bond Business School's excellence in experiential and case-based teaching. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in Finance with practical insights delivered through case studies and guest lectures. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations. The small class sizes in the Master of Finance course allow for personalised attention and unparalleled access to Bloomberg terminals at our two trading rooms. The program equips students to think critically, communicate professionally, work collaboratively, make ethical and responsible business decisions, and work effectively in a global business context characterised by change and uncertainty.
The Master of Finance will provide a pathway to a professional career with financial sector employers including:
- Commercial Banks
- Insurance Companies
- Merchant and Investment Banks
- Superannuation Funds
Master of Finance students must complete the following six subjects:
- FINC71-305 Derivative Products
- FINC71-318 Personal Investment
- FINC71-601 Corporate Finance
- FINC71-603 Investments
FINC71-604 Capital Markets
- FINC71-607 International Financial Management
Plus four of the following subjects:
- ACCT71-301 Financial Accounting
- ACCT71-305 Auditing
- ACCT71-511 Security Appraisal and Valuation
- ACCT71-601 Information Analysis and Systems
- ACCT71-606 Management Accounting and Strategy
- ACSC71-200 Mathematical Statistics
- ECON71-202 Macroeconomics
- FINC71-302 Finance Applications and Analysis
- FINC71-608 Behavioural Finance
- FINC71-614 Mergers and Acquisitions
- INFT73-361 Financial Trading Systems
Plus two approved elective subjects.
Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre.
- Study Tour
The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
- Business Internship
The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
- Special Topic
The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.
Academic entry requirements
Entry into the Master of Finance requires the completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution, and completion of a subject deemed equivalent to either Fundamentals of Finance or Managerial Finance within the last seven years. A personal interview may also be required.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information