Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMBus(Bkg&Fin)
CRICOS code064805M
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Shrimal Perera


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course is designed for graduates seeking knowledge and skills in banking and finance. It aims to provide the skill set required to successfully operate as a professional in the banking and financial services sector.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross-cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to master's level in banking and finance

Credit for prior studies

Students may be eligible for credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies. Credits or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.

Maximum credit allowed

36 credit points

Professional recognition


This course consists of six compulsory units and six electives.


Students must complete:

(a.) six compulsory units (36 points):

  • AFF9130 Financial planning
  • AFF9150 Options, futures and risk management
  • AFF9250 Financial management theory
  • AFF9260 Australian capital markets
  • AFF9350 Portfolio management and theory
  • MGX9001 Personal development - critical thinking and communication

(b.) a further six graduate-level units (36 points) offered by any department within the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Available units can be identified via the index of units by faculty at or by browsing units at

Additional degree requirements:

  • students must study a minimum of four 5000-level units

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Master of Business (Banking and Finance), may be eligible for admission to 3818 Master of Applied Finance subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements. For details visit

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Business (Banking and Finance) early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study.


Master of Business (Banking and Finance)