Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 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 titleMAppFin/MAppEcmets
CRICOS code070739K
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Caulfield Student Service, telephone: +61 3 9903 1400, fax: +61 3 9903 1357, email:

Course coordinator

Mr John Vaz; Associate Professor Xibin Zhang


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


This course provides the quantitative skills and expertise required to carry out regression analysis, forecasting and financial market analysis, designing and implementing applied econometric projects as well as providing advanced knowledge and skills in finance. These skills are extremely attractive to the business and financial services sector.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 3818 Master of Applied Finance and 3822 Master of Applied Econometrics.

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

48 credit points

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


This course consists of nine compulsory units and six electives.


Student complete:

(a.) the following nine units (60 points):

(b.) one of the following units (6 points):

  • ACF5130 Financial statement analysis and business valuation
  • BFF5050 Global banking institutions and issues
  • BFF5260 Money market dealing
  • BFF5280 Institutional asset and liability management
  • BFF5290 Advanced derivatives and quantitative finance
  • BFF5380 Credit risk modelling
  • BFF5390 Advanced financial planning
  • BFF5913 Financial planning
  • BFF5915 Options, futures and risk management
  • BFF5975 Property investment
  • BFX5860 International studies in banking and finance
  • ETF5231 Business forecasting

(c.) one of the following units (6 points)

  • ETC2440 Mathematics for economics and business
  • ETF2700 Mathematics for business

(d.) one of the following units (6 points):

  • ETF3300 Quantitative methods for financial markets
  • ETF3600 Quantitative models for business research
  • ETC3400 Principles of econometrics
  • ETC3460 Financial econometrics
  • ETC3450 Time series analysis for business and economics

(e.) one of the following units (6 points):

(f.) two units (12 points) from the following list or units from (d.) not previously taken:

Students with suitable backgrounds may be permitted to substitute approved alternative units for those required in section (d.).

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Applied Finance and Master of Applied Econometrics 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
  • either of the single master's degrees ( 3818 Master of Applied Finance or 3822 Master of Applied Econometrics) subject to satisfying the requirements of the single degree.


Master of Applied Econometrics
Master of Applied Finance