Degree details

In the Master of Finance you will gain technical competencies and analytical skills and learn how to apply financial theory and quantitative techniques to make effective financial and investment decisions. Built on sustainable finance practices and aligned with the CFA Institute curriculum,this online degree gives you the flexibility to take your career to the next level without putting your life on hold.

The Master of Finance has a foundation component that is compulsory for students who have no background in finance and are looking for a career change.

At Griffith, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in the Australian financial landscape who are active in the industry. Our postgraduate degrees are delivered by highly qualified and nationally-awarded teaching staff who are equally skilled at imparting knowledge and sharing advice and lessons on responsible financial practices. Our staff are deeply involved in the industry - including CFA Charter holders and members of the Financial Planning Association, Finsia, CPA, the Financial Planning Education Council, and other peak industry bodies.

You’ll be able to connect with a virtual community of like-minded professionals to deepen your learning experience, expand your professional network, and prepare you for an increasingly globalised and competitive financial market sector.

The Master of Finance is a comprehensive postgraduate program, which equips students with the knowledge and skills suitable for a variety of jobs in financial services industry. It helps to build strong understanding of major investments products and markets in the finance industry, such equity, fixed income, alternative investments and derivatives.

This understanding is then applied in the process of portfolio planning and construction, and wealth management and financial advice with the emphasis on ethical and sustainable professional practices. To ensure students are able to tackle complexity of the problems, the program enables student's to improve upon their quantitative skills, communication and problem solving skills, as well as to acquire knowledge in economics, financial statements analysis and taxation. Graduates will have career opportunities in areas such as superannuation and fund management, corporate finance, wealth management, banking, risk management, financial advisory and treasury.

Professional recognition

This program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

Higher education

Hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale)
hold a Bachelor degree in finance (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) - students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing
hold any Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 AND have successfully passed the Level I examination for the Chartered Financial Analyst Program administered by the CFA Institute - students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing.

English Proficiency Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English.

On campus requirements

You can choose to study our Master of Finance online or on-campus, either part-time or full-time. Our on-campus Master of Finance allows you to network face-to-face with your fellow students and lecturers; and our online version offers social platforms and virtual rooms for your connection with a vibrant virtual community of like minded professionals. You can finish your degree in just two years full-time or fit study more comfortably with your work and personal life over four years part-time. You can also fast-track your study by completing our accelerated online Graduate Certificate in Finance or Master of Finance. Courses run for six weeks allowing you to focus on one subject at a time and still graduate in up to two years. You can start whenever you are ready with six intakes each year.

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Credit transfer

Recommended Study Pattern

16 teaching periods part-time.

Award Requirements

To be eligible for the award of Master of Finance (MFin), a student must acquire 160 credit points for the core courses.