Master of Finance (2705)

  • Approved Abbreviation: MFin
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2705
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 048971G

This program applies to students who commenced in 2015 or later.

The Master of Finance prepares students for executive careers in finance, banking, funds management and corporate treasuries. The degree is specifically designed so that after the completion of core finance subjects, students can choose other finance subjects appropriate to their career opportunities. The degree provides students with the technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques. Utilising this technical and practical foundation, students also engage critically with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through the evaluation of economic, social, and environmental enterprise and professional behaviour and the development of recommendations for sustainable professional or enterprise practice. All of the subjects have been developed by individuals who are actively involved in the financial sector.

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Girijasankar Mallik

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above


The Master of Finance fulfils the educational requirements for admission as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of Finsia - the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Senior Associate membership with Finsia also requires at least 3 years career experience in the financial services industry. The Master of Finance also allows graduates to satisfy the education requirements for professional membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) - Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP).

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in a business discipline
Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline and have a minimum of two years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience
Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline and have a minimum eight years full-time equivalent general work experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points which includes six core subjects, a 20 credit point capstone subject and an additional four subjects chosen from a pool of alternate subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
Core Subjects
ACCT 7012Corporate Finance10
BUSM 7022Derivatives10
BUSM 7032Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)10
FINC 7006Financial Modelling10
BUSM 7035Funds Management and Portfolio Selection10
BUSM 7083Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory10
Alternate Subjects
Select four of the following: 140
Credit and Lending Decisions
Financial Institution Management
International Finance
New Venture Finance
Property Portfolio Analysis
International Property Finance
Capstone Subjects
Select one of the following:20
Business Project
Total Credit Points120

Students are permitted to complete up to two subjects from any other masters degree offered by the School of Business as part of the four alternate subjects.

Equivalent Subjects

The equivalent subject listed below counts toward completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2018 or earlier.

ACCT 7020 Property Finance and Taxation, replaced by MKTG 7014 International Property Finance