Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

If you’re a finance industry professional with business or finance qualifications, the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance is your chance to study a specialised, shortened program at Masters level. You can complete the course in one year part-time, then you can choose to complete the full Master of Applied Finance with an extra year of part-time study. Both programs are taught and assessed together.

The program can be generalist in nature or structured to allow students to develop specialised knowledge in a sharply focused field.

You can choose to specialise in:

Key Benefits

  • Taught face-to-face in work-friendly block mode in CBD locations.
  • The minimum completion time is 12 months (subject to timetabling of the desired units of study).
  • Successful graduates can apply to complete our Master of Applied Finance. Students will receive full credit for all units studied. This means you will only need to complete a further 16 credit points of study to achieve your masters.

Program of study

Compare the different units you'll study depending on your choice of specialisations.

Who should apply?

This program is for experienced finance professionals seeking to further their skills and knowledge in finance.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance are:

Graduate opportunities

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.

Student testimonial

Course enquiry

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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.

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