Postgraduate - 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 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

Caulfield Student Services

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Maria Strydom


  • 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 AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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

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


This course consists of six compulsory units and six electives.


Students must complete:

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

  • BFF5915 Options, futures and risk management
  • BFF5925 Financial management theory
  • BFF5926 Australian capital markets
  • BFF5935 Portfolio management and theory
  • BFF5916 International banking and finance
  • BFF5260 Money market dealing or BFF5270 Funds management or BFF5280 Institutional asset and liability management

(b.) a further six graduate-level units (36 points) from the following list or other related units as approved by the course director:

  • ACF5130 Financial statement analysis and business valuation
  • ACF5953 Financial accounting
  • ACF5955 Management accounting
  • BFF5904 New venture finance
  • BFF5901 Climate change and emissions trading
  • BFF5902 Introduction to risk principles
  • BFF5913 Financial planning
  • BFF5914 Bank lending
  • BFF5977 Risk financing and treasury management
  • BFF5021 Case studies in risk management
  • BFF5031 Principles of risk transfer
  • BFF5050 Global banking institutions and issues
  • BFF5230 Global financial markets
  • BFF5250 Corporate treasury management
  • BFF5260 Money market dealing
  • BFF5270 Funds management
  • BFF5280 Institution asset and liability management
  • BFF5380 Credit risk modelling
  • BFF5390 Advanced financial planning
  • BFF5580 Mergers and acquisitions
  • BFX5860 International studies in banking and finance

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 requirementsentry requirements (

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)