How to apply for the Master of Applied Finance

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the Master of Applied Finance are:

If your prior degree is in a finance related discipline, you will be exempt from 4 gateway (conversion) units of study. You will complete 32 credit points of study over 2 years part-time.

If your prior degree is in a non-finance related field (such as arts, law, IT, engineering, or science), you will be required to study up to 4 gateway (conversion) units (which are delivered online). Students will undertake a maximum of 48 credit points of study (3 years part-time). 

Alternatively, students from a non-finance background can complete these 4 gateway units via the Graduate Certificate of Finance. On completion students would apply for the Masters of Applied Finance (32 credit points).

All applicants for graduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. For more information see English Language Requirements.

Required documents

Please note that in some instances, MAFC may seek to confirm the authenticity of evidence directly with the source.

Required documents

  1. Current Resume
  2. Personal Statement Form PDF, 606.52 KB (Download for completion – comprising 10 questions, with no more than 150 words for each response)
  3. University transcript(s) from prior degrees
  4. Proof of employment and verification of length of service
    1. Letter from employer OR
    2. A current payslip
  5. Proof of Citizenship or Residency Status (i.e. passport)

Optional documents

  1. Log of Continuing Professional development activities over the last two years
  2. List of Industry Professional memberships where membership has been held for more than one year
  3. Proof of successful completion of professional accreditation

English Language Requirement

Applicants who have not undertaken recognised studies taught in English (i.e. undergraduate degree) are required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Find out more about English Language Requirements.

Orientation

Compulsory orientation is scheduled in the first week of the term for the Master of Applied Finance and Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance. Please ensure you are available to attend. Please refer to the key dates for more information.

Admission process

Get to know our program:

  1. Register for an information session (recommended)
  2. Complete an online application form and submit required documentation
  3. The first stage of the application process is evidence based. You will receive an email from us when your application has been processed.
  4. Eligible applicants will be invited to undertake an interview, where you will have the opportunity to discuss your application and ask questions about the program.

Application forms

Sydney

Domestic applicants:

Before you commence the online application form, please have the required documents (refer to above) as PDF files for upload.

Term 1, 2018 (January), closes 19 November 2017

Full-time: Apply now

Term 2, 2018 (March), closes 18 February 2018 

Part-time: Apply now

International applicants:

Term 1, 2018 (January), closes 19 November 2017

Term 3, 2018 (June), closes 13 May 2018 

Full-time: Apply now

Further information for overseas students studying in Australia can be found on the International Students page.

Timetables

Melbourne

Term 2, 2018 (March), closes 18 February 2018 

Part-time: Apply Now

Timetables

Beijing

Commencing dates

Fall (Autumn) 2018

Application deadline

  • Pathway 1: closes on 19 August 2018
  • Pathway 2: closed on 10 June 2018

An application fee of RMB 1,000 is payable to Tsinghua University School of Continuing Education. Fees are non refundable other than in exceptional circumstances as set out in the Program Rules and Procedures.

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Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a business/finance discipline from an accredited university;
  • AND 2 years’ relevant professional work experience;
  • AND proficiency in Mandarin
    • Graduates from high schools and/or bachelor degree programs in universities in Mainland China are deemed proficient in Mandarin
    • Graduates from bachelor degree programs from universities outside of Mainland China will be required to provide proof of proficiency, which may include an interview in Mandarin conducted by an interview panel.

If your Bachelor’s (or higher) degree is not in a finance related discipline, you must first complete the gateway program delivered by SCE, Tsinghua University (Pathway 2), or an equivalent finance program, such as Macquarie University’s Graduate Certificate of Finance.

If you have between 1.5 and 2 years of relevant work experience, you are encouraged to apply and your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Diploma holders with substantial senior-level experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Pathway 1 - Direct entry

This pathway takes you directly into the Master of Applied Finance program. Direct entry means you’re able to complete the MAppFin within 2 years’ part-time study.

For direct entry, a candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a finance related field and have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant professional work experience in finance.

Pathway 2 - Gateway program

This pathway suits industry professionals whose prior degree is in a non-finance related field (such as arts, law, IT, engineering, or science). You must have a minimum of 2 years’ professional work experience in the discipline of your undergraduate degree, or in finance, or in a combination of both.

These students complete a gateway program offered by the School of Continuing Education, Tsinghua University (SCE), or an equivalent program, such as the Graduate Certificate of Finance by Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre.

Pathway 2 ensures applicants from other industries and study disciplines have the necessary foundation knowledge and skills to succeed in graduate-level study in finance. 

For more information on Tsinghua's Gateway Program, please visit tsinghua-macquarie.com.

Required Documentation

As part of the application process you will be required to submit documentation which may vary depending on the program of your choice. All required documentation must be uploaded with your application.

Required

  • Current Resume
  • Proof of employment and verification of length of service (for example, a current payslip or letter from employer or proof of service letter showing the employment start date)
  • University transcript(s) from prior degrees – certified copy

Optional

  • Log of Continuing Professional development activities over the last two years
  • List of Industry Professional memberships where membership has been held for more than one year
  • Proof of successful completion of Professional accreditation

How to Apply

Please note that applicants must pay an application fee of RMB1000 to SCE, Tsinghua University. Physical copies (either original documents or certified copies) must be submitted to SCE, Tsinghua University within 10 days of submitting your online application. You will be notified by SCE on the next step upon submission of an application.

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Applications for admission are processed as soon as they are received. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in Beijing. After the interview you will be advised of your application outcome by email. Application for admission to Macquarie University's Master of Applied Finance program is competitive. Places may be filled prior to the closing deadline. Applicants are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Admission process

Get to know our program:

  1. Information sessions will be held regularly throughout the year. Visit tsinghua-macquarie.com for further details.
  2. Submit a completed Application Form with:
    1. Original (or Certified copy) transcript of your academic records
    2. Certified copy of evidence of citizenship (Passport, birth certificate)
    3. CV
    4. Proof of employment (most recent monthly payslip or proof of service letter showing the employment start date)
    5. Referee: Please provide contact details of a referee who is willing to provide a reference about your professional background, character and motivation to pursue a postgraduate program. You may provide contact details of two referees, if you wish. Recommendation letter is optional. If you wish to provide a recommendation letter from your referee, you may upload the reference letter online or request your referee to email a confidential recommendation letter directly to jyxywangxx@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
  3. Eligible applicants will be invited to undertake an interview, where you will have the opportunity to discuss your application and ask questions about the program.
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