Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance
The Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance offers an opportunity for finance industry professionals with prior studies in a business/finance field to study a specialised, shortened program at Masters level. The program can be completed in one year part-time. (You may subsequently choose to gain the Master of Applied Finance with a further one year of part-time of study.)
The program can be generalist in nature or structured to allow students to develop specialised knowledge in a sharply focused field.
Named specialisations in:
- Business Valuation [Download brochure PDF, 118.73 KB]
- Retirement Outcomes [Download brochure PDF, 96.82 KB], and
Who should apply?
This program is for experienced finance professionals seeking to further their skills and knowledge in finance.
Applied Finance Centre graduates have gone on to senior positions within banking, corporate finance, stockbroking, investment management, venture capital, project finance and risk management firms in Australia and overseas.
The minimum entry requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance are:
- Two years full-time equivalent relevant professional work experience* AND
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.
Articulation to MAppFin
Successful graduates of the GradDipAppFin may go on and apply to the MAppFin. Students will receive full credit for all units studied in the GradDipAppFin. This means that you will only need to complete a further 16 credit points of study.
Program of study
Required: APCP801 Portfolio Management and Valuation (4 credit points)
Plus a combination of core and elective units of study for an additional 12 credit points (core units are 4 credit points each and electives are 2 credit points each).
Prerequisite units of study are required for some elective units.
|Award||GradDipAppFin||GradDipAppFin (Business Valuation)||GradDipAppFin (Retirement Outcomes)|
|Program duration (minimum)||1 year part-time||1 year part-time||1 year part-time|
|Credit points required to complete program||16||16||16|
|Program structure: Compulsory||Portfolio Management and Valuation||Portfolio Management and Valuation|
Advanced Valuation for Corporate Finance
Applied Business Valuation
Investment and Credit Analysis
|Portfolio Management and Valuation|
Topics in Wealth Management (Life Cycle Investing) (from 2017 will be known as 'Life Cycle Investing')
Risk and Portfolio Construction
|Program structure: Additional||additional 12 credit points of MAFC units|
1 unit from:
8 credit points from:
Key dates 2016
Application Closing Date
|Term 1 (January) 2017||No in-take||-||-|
Term 2 (April) 2017
|Sydney (Part-Time and Full-Time) and Melbourne||19 February 2017||
SY Full-time - 21 & 23/3/2017|
SY Part-time - 22/3/2017
MB Part-time - 23/3/2017
Term 3 (June) 2017
|Sydney (Part-time)||14 May 2017||SY Part-time - 15/6/2017|
Term 4 (September) 2017
|Sydney (Part-Time and Full-Time) and Melbourne||6 August 2017||
SY Full-time - 5 & 6/9/2017|
SY Part-time - 6/9/2017
MB Part-time - 7/9/2017
*Relevant Professional Work Experience
In the granting of admission or credit on the basis of work experience a number of factors will be considered, including: the number of years of work experience; how current that experience is; its relevance to the finance industry and/or the applicant's prior degree; and the type of role(s) the applicant has undertaken. Professional work experience could include roles requiring technical or specialist expertise, or managerial/decision-making functions.
The information provided is correct at publication, and every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. However, the information is subject to change from time to time. Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre reserves the right to vary, without notice, any information relating to the provision of courses or units of study including the content and mode of offering of such courses or units, the withdrawal of any course or unit for whatever reason, requirements for entry (including score conversions) to a program and the fees applicable to enrolment in any course or unit of study.