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. Offered in Sydney, Melbourne and Beijing, it’s an exceptional program for exceptional people, designed for and by finance practitioners. 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*. 

Graduate opportunities

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.

Wide range of electives

In addition to our core units - Portfolio Management and Valuation, Financial Instruments, Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management and Professional Practice - we offer an unmatched range of elective units. Each unit of study provides you with an opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge and stay up to date with key market issues.

You can tailor a generalist program of studies or structure your learning to develop specialised knowledge in a sharply focused field.

More information about specialisation streams.

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.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the Master of Applied Finance are:

  • A Bachelor's degree or recognised equivalent, and
  • Two years’ relevant professional work experience*
  • If your prior degree isn’t in a finance or business discipline, you’ll need to study up to 4 gateway units.
  • Evidence of proficiency in English. For more information see English Language Requirements.

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.

*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.

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