Our programs at a glance
Master of Applied Finance
The Master of Applied Finance (MAppFin) is recognised as the finance industry’s premier graduate degree. Genuinely applied finance is taught by highly experienced industry practitioners in Sydney, Melbourne and Beijing.
With an unparalleled range of electives around a strong core curriculum, we provide an individualised learning experience targeting a student’s own career plans.
Taught for over 30 years in Australia and 11 years in China, our 4,800 alumni of the Master of Applied Finance program span 43 countries.
Indeed, some of our faculty are graduates who bring to the classroom their own experiences in completing this exceptional program as well as their unique understanding of the banking and finance sector.
Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance
The Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (GradDipAppFin) offers an opportunity for finance industry professionals with prior studies in a business/finance field to study at an advanced level without necessarily taking the full Master of Applied Finance program. The program is structured to allow students to develop specialised knowledge in a sharply focused field.
The Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance is as rigorous as the Master of Applied Finance program. All units offered in the Graduate Diploma are units from the MAppFin program. Both programs are taught and assessed together at the same level. There is no diminution of quality.
Students who complete the Graduate Diploma may articulate to the MAppFin, or this degree may be awarded as a stand-alone qualification.
Graduate Certificate of Finance
The Graduate Certificate of Finance (GradCertFin) is a comprehensive gateway program in graduate finance.
This fully online program of study with four commencing dates per year allows students to study in any location of their choice, but with academic direction and support from MAFC's faculty.
The Graduate Certificate of Finance offers a pathway for students with degrees outside of finance and business to the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and the Master of Applied Finance (providing work experience admission requirements of the higher degree are met). It will also appeal to those students who want graduate level learning in finance as a stand-alone award.
MAFC's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Finance is a small, selective program for individuals with extensive experience in the Finance area.