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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Finance
MFin

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of Finance requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification, having achieved a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Finance shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising:

(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;

(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree;

and including:

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for a candidate who has been awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours, or the equivalent degree of another recognised university, shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits from the Master of Finance qualification schedule including Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree.

4. Candidates who have completed 125.330 (Advanced Business Finance) or an equivalent course as part of their undergraduate degree will be exempt from the course 125.700 but will be required to take the course 125.785 in their first semester of the programme.

Specialisations

5. The Degree of Master of Finance is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

6. For progression from Part One to Part Two for the Professional Pathway, candidates must have achieved a minimum C+ grade average in the first 60 credits of study in Part One.

7. For progression from Part One to Part Two for the Research Pathway, candidates must achieve a minimum B grade average in the first 60 credits of study, including a B for the course 125.785

8. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Finance may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

9. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business or the Postgraduate Certificate in Business should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who were enrolled in the Master of Finance prior to 01 January 2019 who have completed at least 30 credits towards the degree may be permitted to progress to Part Two if they have achieved a grade average of at least a B- over the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One, including the compulsory course. Such candidates may also be permitted to complete 125.897, or 125.898 and 125.899 as Part Two for the degree. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2021.

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who were enrolled in the Master of Finance prior to 01 January 2021 who are undertaking study in conjunction with the Research Pathway may be permitted to progress to Part Two if they have achieved a grade of at least a B- in each course undertaken in the first 60 credits of Part One, including the compulsory course. Such candidates may substitute a course or courses already taken for a course or courses at the same level within the Schedule. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Master of Finance

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory course

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

Elective courses

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125.330

125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits
P 125.700 or 125.330 or Appraisal Required

125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits
P 125.700 or 125.330 or Appraisal Required

125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits
P 125.700 or 125.330 or Appraisal Required

Part Two (60 credits from)

Professional Pathway (60 credits from)

125.810 Case Studies in Corporate Finance and Risk Management 30 credits

125.811 Advanced Risk Analytics 30 credits
P 125.781

Research Pathway (60 credits from)

125.850 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

125.851 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

125.892 Research Report 60 credits

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