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Master of Wealth Management (International Students)

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  • Objectives
    The Master of Wealth Management will enable students to: identify the main categories of financial institutions, instruments and markets that exist within a financial system; appreciate the scope and complexity of wealth management; identify the broad steps in the financial planning process; introduce mathematical concepts that apply to financial instruments used in the markets; describe the professional and legal contexts within which financial planners operate; and use modern financial techniques to make investment, financing and dividend decisions in the context of the Australian and international financial institutional framework.
  • Entry requirements
    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 applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Wealth Management (International Students)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    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.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    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.

    * 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  http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    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.


    Career opportunities
    The Master of Wealth Management provides a comprehensive program of study for person working, or aspiring to work, in the expanding finance and financial planning sectors.  The course has been structured to deal with the key areas of knowledge and skills applicable to wealth management having regard, in particular, to the professional development needs of persons working in this area and who now need to obtain formal qualifications as a result of recent legislative changes applying to them.


    Course rules

    The Master of Wealth Management requires completion of 8 credit points of core units. Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Wealth Management will not be granted advanced standing upon articulation into this course.


    Course structure

    Core units

    MAF702 Financial Markets  

    MAF703 Applied Corporate Finance  

    MAF704 Treasury and Risk Management  

    MAF707 Portfolio Investments and Financial Planning  

    MAF708 Retirement Income Streams  

    MAF709 Financial Planning Development  

    MPR751/MPA751 Financial Reporting and Analysis  *

    MPF753 Finance  

     

    Students precluded from one or more of the above core units will be required to choose alternative units from:

    MAF754 Enterprise Risk Management  

    MAS701 Principles of Risk and Insurance  

    MLC703 Principles of Income Tax Law  

    MLM720 Introduction to Commercial Law  

    MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

    MPP701 Research Project 1a  

     

    *MPR code denotes residential version of the unit



    Professional Recognition

    One of the requirements to be able to practice as a financial planner in Australia is that a person must have satisfied certain minimum training requirements as governed by the Australian and Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) under Regulatory Guide 146 (RG 146). Deakin's postgraduate financial planning specialisation has been registered with ASIC consisting of the following 3 units:

    MAF707 Portfolio Investments and Financial Planning (B, X)
    MAF709 Financial Planning Development (B, X)
    MAF708 Retirement Income Streams (B, X)


    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 applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.


    Advanced standing - general
    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    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

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.

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