What will I learn?

The Master of Finance Specialisation is a 24 month full-time or part-time equivalent course offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. The course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.

The UTAS Master of Finance is grounded in a philosophy based on two major premises: to facilitate the acquisition of life-long financial knowledge and skills through sharing and building on the diverse experiences of all stakeholders within the course and to foster empowerment and personal responsibility by encouraging students to challenge the conventional paradigms in finance.

Our Master of Finance will engage students using teaching materials that link the lectures and workshops to local, national and global case studies. This approach will facilitate self-actualisation and the notion ‘doing and thinking are one’; it will also equip our students with the theories, concepts, and knowledge in finance that are necessary to deal with the rapid changes in finance worldwide by covering a variety of perspectives, including, but not restricted to, the theoretical, empirical, behavioural, ethical, economic, environmental and statistical/mathematical.

Career outcomes

The Master of Finance will instill in students financial knowledge and skills that they can utilise throughout their future professional careers in the broader finance community both at the personal and institutional level including; financial planning, financial institutions, insurance, superannuation funds, not-for-profit organisations, government and local authorities as well as individuals.

Business Research Specialisation

This is an option for students wishing to undertake a Major Research Project and wishing to go on to a Research Higher Degree. A Distinction average or above in six core units (BEA602, BEA651, BEA652 AND BEA653, BEA705 and BEA706) is required for entry, and eligible students will be invited by the Course Coordinator to undertake this specialisation at the conclusion of their second semester of study. Students complete the following unit (and must also have completed BAA704 and BAA710 as their elective units prior to commencing the Research Project unit).

BAA739 Research Project

Data Management Specialisation

KIT707Knowledge and Information Management Details

KIT708ICT Systems Strategy and Management Details

KIT709Enterprise Architecture and Systems Details


Environmental Management Specialisation

Choose any two of the following:

KGA514Planning and Managing for Sustainable Systems Details

KGA516Ecosystem Conservation Details

KGA517Protected Area Planning and Management Systems Details

KGA518Planning and Managing for Climate Change

Which department am I in?

Tasmanian School of Business and Economics



Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
A$35,950.00 (19,24,518) per year
AUD $73,158 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February, July 2022


University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,



7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to most masters by coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

For entry into the Master of Finance (Specialisation) students must meet the following criteria:


Completed undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Studies at the University of Tasmania, or an equivalent qualifying Graduate Certificate

International students must provide one of the following: UTAS Access Level 7 with a minimum overall score of 65% and no individual skill below 60%; or an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6.5 and no band less than 6; or a TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 88 (no individual skill must be lower than: Reading 16; Listening16; Speaking 18; and, Writing 22) or a PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50, or provide evidence that you have studied for 2 years full-time with English as the sole medium of instruction and examination. These tests must not be more than 24 months old.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities