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:

  • Business Valuation
  • Retirement Outcomes

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

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


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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