Master of Finance (Global Investment and Trade)

University Of South Australia

Program Overview

Our Master of Finance (Global Investment and Trade) will equip you with the skills to manage critical issues facing global trade, international business and finance.

This degree will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the interconnections between institutions and global financial markets, as well as the implications of changing regulation and policy.

Using state-of-the-art market simulation programs in our Iress Trading Room on campus, you will gain hands-on experience and further understand the intricacies behind international investment. You can also choose to enhance your business consulting skills and experience through a professional placement in Australia or overseas.

You will graduate career-ready with the skills and financial expertise to manage real-world challenges in a global environment. 



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,700


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 60

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The Master of Finance (Global Investment and Trade) is made up of 16 courses including two electives and two specialisation electives. You will study core courses in business and global investment and trade and select from specialised electives such as Behavioural Finance, International Business: Strategy and Ethics, and Applied Research in Finance. One of your elective options is also a 150-hour industry placement either in Australia or overseas.

Degree structure

  • Economic Principles for Business
  • Accounting for Management M
  • Statistics for Data Science
  • Commercial Law M
  • Financial Theory and Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Corporate Finance

Applicants are required to have one of the following:

  • A completed bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent; or
  • A completed graduate diploma from a recognised higher education institution; or
  • A completed graduate certificate from a recognised higher education institution.

Applicants who have:

  • completed a bachelor degree in a business discipline; or
  • completed a bachelor degree which includes a major in business, commerce, marketing or management; or
  • completed a graduate certificate in a business discipline,

are eligible to enter the program with 0.5 EFTSL (18 units) Advanced Standing and complete the program in 1.5 years of full time study .

English language entry requirements

International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained one of the following standards within the last two years prior to admission. Possession of one or more of these qualifications, in addition to the academic entry requirements, does not, in itself, guarantee a place at the University of South Australia. Applications are considered on an individual basis and selection is competitive. Where previous study/work experience was conducted in English, the application must be accompanied by certified documentation from the educational institution/employer certifying that the language of instruction/employment was English.

English language test

  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]


AUD$ 37,700 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

The growth of financial careers in Australia is on the rise and is expected to grow strongly over the next five years1.

Graduates of this degree use their broad range of skills and specialist knowledge to pursue international finance-related roles, both locally and abroad. You could consider roles such as trade finance specialist, international financial trader or adviser, global fund manager, corporate treasury analyst, economic adviser or global policy analyst.

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