Graduate Diploma of International Finance

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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Diploma of International Finance is designed to provide graduates with a specialist qualification in finance. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Finance allows articulation into the Graduate Diploma of International Finance.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must have a recognised bachelor degree from an approved institution or equivalent.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma of International Finance
  • Course description
    Fees and charges

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to

    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Course rules
    The Graduate Diploma of International Finance requires completion of 8 credit points comprising five credit points of core units and three credit points of elective units.

    Course structure
    Core units

    MAF702 Financial Markets  

    MAF759 Quantitative Methods for Finance  

    MAF760 International Finance  

    MPE781 Economics for Managers  

    MPF753 Finance  


    Elective units

    Select 3 credit points of units - 2 credit points of units from Group A, and a further unit from Group A or Group B

    Group A

    MAF703 Applied Corporate Finance  

    MAF704 Treasury and Risk Management  

    MAF707 Portfolio Investments and Financial Planning  

    Group B

    MAF708 Retirement Income Streams  

    MAF709 Financial Planning Development  

    MAF754 Enterprise Risk Management  

    MAF763 Financial Intermediation  

    MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide

    Admission requirements - specific
    Applicants must have a recognised bachelor degree from an approved institution or equivalent.

    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

    Further study
    M730 Master of International Finance

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