I was hoping to garner some opinions on which university would be better do do a post graduate finance course out of UQ and QUT. I completed my IT degree with a GPA of 6.5 and after 10 years of IT am considering a change of job. I have only been researching stock trading for 6 months (but did work in a large Energy Trading dept in QLD for a year) and am toying with the idea that if I want to make 'retirement' type money from stock trading/investing that i would like to do it full time, and for me that would entail going to uni.
I understand that you dont have to go down this path and like I said, I am still in the consideration stage. As far as I'm concerned a good knowledge of finance and economics will only be a benefit to me for the rest of my life so it could never be a 'bad' decision. The job I would consider out of it would be a stock trader / analyst or international banker (or similar).
Anyways, to cut to the chase - I believe that the courses that suit me are:
UQ - Master of International Economics and Finance (MIntEcon&F) - http://www.uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_prog=5185
QUT - Master of Business (Applied Finance) - http://www.studyfinder.qut.edu.au/cg...alldescription
I originally thought UQ would be better (and the entrance score is a little higher), but QUT offers:
'You will have access to a fully equipped Securities Dealing Room on campus, the first of its kind in Queensland. Live financial data, via the Bloomberg and Datastream networks, will allow you to experience the financial markets in real time, without the risks involved in real transactions.'
I appreciate any and all opinions.
p.s. - anyone know if I can claim the cost on tax?