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Overview

The Finance programme from Deakin University is designed to prepare PhD students for successful careers in academia, industry, or government. Students complete four coursework units in their first year of study.

Key facts:

As part of the Business School’s commitment to the recruitment of world-class researchers, the department has hired academics who hold a PhD degree from renowned universities, including University of Washington at St. Louis, University of Michigan, University of California, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Hong Kong University. The department has also recently hired Tarun Chordia (Emory University) as a Professorial Research Fellow.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Corporate Finance
  • Empirical Research Methods
  • Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance
  • Empirical Asset Pricing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    94

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Research project in a related area of study, including a thesis which is equivalent to at least 25% of a year’s full-time study at Level 8 or 9* of the Australian Qualifications Framework and with mark for that project equivalent to a Deakin grade of 80% or higher, OR
  • Masters Degree (Research) in a related area of study.
CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B

Living costs for Geelong

  • 1000 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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