The Master of Finance is designed for students with a business background whose career progression demands greater knowledge of the finance industry. A career in finance encompasses a diverse variety of activities including: investment banking; stockbroking; foreign exchange trading; commercial lending; portfolio management; dealing with complex securities such as futures; options and swaps; treasury management; company valuation; strategic planning mergers and takeovers; property management; risk management; corporate structuring; and financial planning
Work Experience & Internships Some students without practical workplace experience, or with workplace experience in a field different from their studies, choose to undertake an internship as part of their degree. This intensely practical professional development approach fosters graduates who are ready, willing and able to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in the workplace.
Admission to the Master of Finance will require an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution, references, and 2 years’ work experience, preferably in a managerial role and completion of a subject deemed equilvalent* to either Fundamentals of Finance (FINC12-200) or Managerial Finance ( FINC71-600) within 7 years. A personal interview may also be required. * The equivalency will be determined by Bond University.
Master of Finance
International Students: To fulfil your student visa requirements, you’ll need to enrol in 30cp per semester. However, you may enrol in 40cp per semester (with your Program Advisor’s authorisation) which will reduce the time to complete your program.
Domestic Students have the option of undertaking either 30 or 40cp per semester.
Potential employers of finance graduates include: commercial banks; merchant and investment banks; portfolio managers; superannuation funds; insurance companies; stockbrokers; security analysis and the treasury and corporate finance division of major corporations.
Students must complete the following subjects:
* Capital Markets
* Bank Financial Management
* Quantitative Analysis for Finance
* Corporate Finance
* Derivative Products
* International Financial Management
Students must complete 3 of the following subjects:
* International Stock Markets & Market Microstructure
* Finance Theory
* Security Appraisal & Valuation 1*
* Security Appraisal & Valuation 2*
* Behavioural Finance
* Advanced Funds Management
* Special Topic: Mergers & Aquisitions
And 2 elective subjects:
* Any Postgraduate business subjects( preferably statistics)
(Subjects are indicative of electives offered and are subject to change)
Students without the required subject or business background must also complete the following foundation business subjects:
* Accounting Principles
* Analysis and Application
* Managerial Finance
* Half unit subject