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A career in finance starts at Bond

According to the Financial Times, a Master of Finance is the “must-have degree” for those seeking professional specialist finance roles, including investment banking, asset management, and financial analysis. Completed in just one year, a Master of Finance qualification from Bond University prepares you for an executive career in finance, commercial banks, insurance sectors, property investment, superannuation funds, stockbrokers and corporate treasuries. You also have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg certification and unlock your potential for more job opportunities in the financial industry. Students who have successfully completed cognate undergraduate programs may be eligible for advanced standing of up to 40 credit points towards the Master of Finance program. 

When you successfully complete the program you will meet the requirements for professional accreditation with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG146 compliance).  The Master of Finance at Bond has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program, meaning students are well prepared for the CFA exams.  

24/7 Access to Live Financial Markets.

Macquarie Trading Room

Offering a real world trading experience, the Macquarie Trading Room is the leading facility of its type in Australia. You’ll be executing deals, managing portfolios and trading securities in real time based on current market conditions.

What our students say

“As a postgraduate student who has studied at other universities – both here in Australia and overseas – I am particularly enjoying Bond’s small classes, engaging lecturers and assignments that offer practicality within the industry. The proportion of international students in my degree who are career-oriented like myself, not only offers a diverse range of opinions and a global perspective, but also the opportunity to start building a network of international contacts. Bond also helped me arrange an internship as a Financial Analyst at a fund manager with some $5 billion in funds under management. I have weekly contact with asset management firms from around the world and feel privileged to be at the table, contributing to these meetings”.

Patrick Campbell Master of Finance Student

Key features

  • Learn in smaller classes
  • Unparalleled access to Bond Business School's two financial trading rooms and 40 Bloomberg data-sourcing terminals
  • Access to the Business School’s formal mentor program where you will be supported by academic staff, senior students and alumni

About the program

The Master of Finance course is a quantitatively rigorous program which integrates innovative subjects that highlight the Bond Business School's excellence in experiential and case-based teaching. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in Finance with practical insights delivered through case studies and guest lectures. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations. Show more

The Master of Finance course is a quantitatively rigorous program which integrates innovative subjects that highlight the Bond Business School's excellence in experiential and case-based teaching. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in Finance with practical insights delivered through case studies and guest lectures. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations. The small class sizes in the Master of Finance course allow for personalised attention and unparalleled access to Bloomberg terminals at our two trading rooms. The program equips students to think critically, communicate professionally, work collaboratively, make ethical and responsible business decisions, and work effectively in a global business context characterised by change and uncertainty. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration4 semesters (1 year 4 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-13005
CRICOS code063125K
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Master of Finance will provide a pathway to a professional career with financial sector employers including:

  • Commercial Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Merchant and Investment Banks
  • Superannuation Funds
  • Stockbrokers
  • Treasury

Master of Finance students must complete the following six subjects:

Plus four of the following subjects:

Plus two approved elective subjects.

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre.   

  • Study Tour
    The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
  • Business Internship
    The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
  • Special Topic
    The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.

The total program fees for the Master of Finance are:

  • $53,322
  • $55,473

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Entry into the Master of Finance requires the completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution, and completion of a subject deemed equivalent to either Fundamentals of Finance or Managerial Finance within the last seven years. A personal interview may also be required.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Program variations

Our academics

“Our classes are unique for more than our intimate class sizes and world-class trading room facilities. Our finance subjects are filled with experiences including real business cases, merger negotiations, role plays, simulations and the development of wealth management plans, trading strategies, valuation models and investment portfolios. You will gain hands-on experience applying both theory and skills to a stream of interesting business problems and that will give you an edge in a very competitive job market”.

Collette Southam Associate Professor of Finance

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