Focus your studies

Given the increasing demand for people with specialist finance skills, students can choose to focus their studies in the following key areas:

Each area of specialisation contains a wide range of electives, allowing you to focus on areas where you would like to deepen your industry knowledge. We offer one of the widest and most innovative ranges of elective units. The specialisation stream table is a guide to assist with planning your elective study. You may follow a particular stream or select a mixture of electives.

Macquarie Applied Finance Centre streams

Funds and Wealth Management Risk Management Markets and Instruments Corporate Finance
Applied Portfolio Management Corporate Treasury Management Credit Portfolio Management Advanced Valuation for Corporate Finance
Economics of Financial Markets Credit and Lending Decisions Debt Capital Markets Applied Business Valuation
Hedge Funds (Currently not timetabled) Credit Portfolio Management Derivatives Valuation Corporate Financial Strategy
Infrastructure and Property Derivatives Valuation Economics of Financial Markets Corporate Treasury Management
Investment and Credit Analysis Ethical Risk in Finance
Debt Capitals Markets
Life Cycle Investing Investment and Credit Analysis
Equity Capital Markets
Private Equity Investment Modelling Prices and Risk
Infrastructure and Property
Private Wealth Management Risk and Portfolio Construction
Investment and Credit Analysis
Resource Industry Investment Analysis Strategic Bank Management
Managing Shareholder Value
Risk and Portfolio Construction

Mergers and Acquisitions



Modelling Prices and Risk



Private Equity Investment



Project Finance



Resource Industry Investment Analysis

Preparation for external accreditation/exams

CFA examsPRMIA certificationCAIA exams

Most applicable:

  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Ethical Risk in Finance
  • Private Wealth Management

For exemptions:

  • Credit Portfolio Management
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Derivatives Valuation
  • Modelling Prices and Risk
  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Credit Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives Valuation
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Ethical Risk in Finance
  • Structured and Exotic Products
  • Hedge Funds
  • Infrastructure and Property
  • Investment and Credit Analysis
  • Life Cycle Investing
  • Private Equity Investment
  • Resource Industry Investment Analysis

Also Applicable:

  • Applied Business Valuation
  • Advanced Valuation for Corporate Finance
  • Credit and Lending Decisions
  • Derivatives Valuation
  • Hedge Funds
  • Infrastructure and Property
  • Life Cycle Investing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Modelling Prices and Risk
  • Private Equity Investment
  • Resource Industry Investment Analysis

Also applicable:

  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Corporate Treasury Management
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Ethical Risk in Finance
  • Investment and Credit Analysis
  • Strategic Bank Management

CFA program

The high degree of overlap between the content of some of the Masters Program units and Levels I, II and III of the CFA make it suitable preparation for those taking the CFA exams. Our program covers the units in a different order to CFA Levels I, II and III. If your main interest is in using the content of our program to assist in completing the entire CFA, then you should consider doing the above electives, as well as the core units.

PRMIA program

Students completing appropriate units will be eligible for exemption from PRM Exams I and II, which form a major part of PRMIA’s Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) certification program.

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