courses

3818

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMAppFin
CRICOS code065011D
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3818
Contact details

Caulfield Student Services

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357

Email: enquiries.caulfield@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Dr Jean Fenech

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This course is designed for graduates seeking advanced knowledge and skills in finance. It aims to provide the skill set required to successfully operate as a professional in the financial services sector.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross-cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to master's level in applied finance

Credit for prior studies

Students may be eligible for credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies. Credits or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.

Maximum credit allowed

24 credit points

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/) page in this Handbook.

Structure

This course consists of six compulsory units and two electives.

Requirements

Students must complete:

(a.) six compulsory units (36 points):

(b.) two further units (12 points) from the following list or any other graduate level finance related unit subject to the approval of the course director:

  • ACF5130 Financial statement analysis and business valuation
  • BFF5050 Global banking institutions and issues
  • BFF5260 Money market dealing
  • BFF5280 Institutional asset and liability management
  • BFF5290 Advanced derivations and quantitative finance
  • BFF5380 Credit risk modelling
  • BFF5390 Advanced financial planning
  • BFF5580 Mergers and acquisitions
  • BFF5913 Financial planning
  • BFF5915 Options, futures and risk management
  • BFF5975 Property investment
  • BFX5860 International studies in banking and finance
  • ETF5300 Applied financial econometrics
  • ETF5231 Business forecasting

These units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; postgraduate units are those that commence with the number 5.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Applied Finance early may apply to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Business, after successful completion of 24 points of study.

Award(s)

Master of Applied Finance