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.

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

All units offered in the Graduate Diploma are also part of the the MAppFin program, so they all count towards your Masters, should you wish to articulate from the Diploma. Both programs are taught and assessed together.

You can choose to specialise in:

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.

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:

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) GradDipAppFin (Risk Management)
Program duration (minimum) 1 year part-time 1 year part-time 1 year part-time 1 year part-time
Credit points required to complete program 16 16 16 16
Program structure: Compulsory Portfolio Management and Valuation Portfolio Management and Valuation

Corporate Finance

Advanced Valuation for Corporate Finance

Applied Business Valuation

Investment and Credit Analysis
Portfolio Management and Valuation

Life Cycle Investing

Risk and Portfolio Construction
Portfolio Management and Valuation

Financial Risk Management
Program structure: Additional additional 12 credit points of MAFC units

1 unit from:

8 credit points from:

4 units from:


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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