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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Finance
MFin

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of Finance requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification, having achieved a grade average of at least a C+ in the highest level courses.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Finance shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising:

(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;

(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree;

(c) completion of a subject

and including:

(d) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates admitted who have been awarded or qualified for the Degree of Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours, or the equivalent degree of another recognised university, may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

4. Candidates who have completed 125.330 (Advanced Business Finance) or an equivalent course as part of their undergraduate degree will be exempt from the course 125.700 but will be required to take the course 125.785 in their first semester of the programme.

Specialisations

5. The Degree of Master of Finance is awarded with a specialisation.

6. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification

7. Subjects available are: Financial Analytics and Research, and Risk Analytics

Student Progression

8. For progression from Part One to Part Two for the Risk Analytics subject, candidates must have achieved a minimum C+ grade average in the first 60 credits of study in Part One.

9. For progression from Part One to Part Two for the Financial Analytics and Research subject, candidates must achieve a minimum B grade average in the first 60 credits of study, including a B for the course 125.785.

10. Notwithstanding Regulation 9, candidates who were enrolled in the Master of Finance prior to 1 January 2021 and who are enrolled in Financial Analytics and Research (formerly the Research Pathway) may meet the progression criteria outlined in Regulation 15.

11. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Finance may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

12. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

13. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business or the Postgraduate Certificate in Business should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

14. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

15. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion and  the Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who were enrolled in the Master of Finance prior to 01 January 2021 and who were undertaking study in conjunction with the Research Pathway (now the Research and Analytics subject) may be permitted to progress to Part Two if they have achieved a grade of at least a B- in each course undertaken in the first 60 credits of Part One, including the compulsory course. Such candidates may substitute a course or courses already taken for a course or courses at the same level within the Schedule. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Master of Finance

Subjects

Financial Analytics and Research (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

Subject courses (90 credits from)

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125330

125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required C 125700

Part Two (60 credits from)

125.850 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

125.851 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

125.892 Research Report 60 credits

Risk Analytics (180 credits)

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required C 125700

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

Subject courses (60 credits from)

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125330

125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

Part Two (60 credits from)

125.810 Case Studies in Corporate Finance and Risk Management 30 credits

125.811 Advanced Risk Analytics 30 credits
P 125781