Master of Applied Finance
Macquarie University’s Master of Applied Finance is one of the largest and most respected postgraduate finance degrees in the world. No comparable program has our depth of industry experience amongst its faculty. Our full-time academic staff have substantial industry backgrounds, while our adjunct lecturers are drawn from senior levels of the finance industry. Offered in Sydney, Melbourne and Beijing, you’ll acquire knowledge and skills that are directly relevant to your career, both now and into the future.
Who should apply?
This program is for experienced professionals. Whether you’re already in the finance industry or you’re currently working in another profession and you want to transition to finance (e.g. from engineering, law or IT), your prior qualifications and professional experience will be recognised as an alternative pathway into the program*.
The MAppFin program is internationally recognised as one of the most relevant and professional graduate programs available. Past graduates have gone on to take up senior positions within banking, corporate finance, stockbroking, investment management, venture capital, project finance and risk management firms, both in Australia and overseas. You could too.
Design your course: Generalist or Specialist
We offer elective units across the four main areas of finance. You may study a wide variety of electives across all areas for a generalist foundation to support your future career goals, or specialise in your area of interest.
Our four specialist streams apply finance concepts and skills to a particular area of financial services.
How long will it take?
The minimum time to complete the standard MAppFin is 1.5 years full-time equivalent. With full credit for recognised prior learning, the minimum time to complete is 1 year full-time equivalent.
We’ll assess your prior qualifications and experience when you apply, and tell you if, and by how much, it will reduce your study duration. Learn more about available credits and exemptions.
The minimum entry requirements for the Master of Applied Finance are:
Which Master of Applied Finance program suits you?
You may already have credit towards your Master of Applied Finance. Find out which program suits you.
Senior Buyer, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM Holden Ltd
Master of Applied Finance, Current Student
"I chose to study Finance at Macquarie Applied Finance Centre because of their excellent reputation within the industry.
Coming from an Engineering background, I would highly recommend their program to anyone looking to transition into Finance or to a commercial or senior management role. The gateway subjects gave a comprehensive grounding in Finance and I could immediately apply a much deeper understanding of markets and financial principles."
*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.