Master of Applied Finance (Advanced)
The (new for 2018) Macquarie University Master of Applied Finance (Advanced) program is designed primarily for students seeking a two year full time program of study that allows them to specialise across several areas of finance. Offered to domestic and international students in Sydney.
Delivered by our team of expert industry practitioners and focusing on real-world finance, the Master of Applied Finance (Advanced) provides the same gateway units and rigorous core curriculum units as the Master of Applied Finance program, whilst allowing you to take more units from our extensive selection of electives. As a Master of Applied Finance (Advanced) student, you will be completing an extra eight (for a total of fourteen) elective units, providing the opportunity for an even broader mastery of specialist electives to support your own unique career objectives. Applicants with prior degrees in finance related areas, may apply for recognition of prior learning to reduce their period of study. Alternatively, they may elect to complete the full two year program.
- Delivered by industry practitioners – each an expert in their field – this course focuses on real-world finance while maintaining academic rigour.
- You’ll develop strong industry connections through our educational partnerships with CAIA, CFA, CAANZ, ACT and PRMIA, as well as through an outstanding alumni network.
- This course offers an unparalleled range of electives around a rigorous core curriculum, providing you with an individualised learning experience targeting your career plans.
- You'll be able to study a total of 14 electives from our extensive range, building specialised skills across multiple areas of the finance industry.
- You’ll build and extend your professional networks and benefit from peer-to-peer learning with an experienced student cohort.
- Predominantly face-to-face/work-friendly block mode in CBD locations.
If you are an international student interested in applying for the Master of Applied Finance (Advanced), please see our International page for more information.
What you will study
|2 year full-time program||1.5 year full-time program|
|Gateway (conversion) units of study||
If you have completed a finance degree prior, you may be eligible for RPL. |
RPL can remove gateway units of study.
|Advanced units of study|
|Duration||Minimum 2 years' full-time||Minimum 18 months full-time|
|2018 fees||Total cost AUD 71,600||Total cost AUD 58,800|
|Commencing||Terms 1 and 3||Terms 1 and 3|
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 areas of interest.
Choose your electives by targeting the area of study most relevant to your chosen career.
How long will it take?
The minimum time to complete the standard MAppFin(Adv) is 2 years full-time equivalent. With full credit for recognised prior learning, the minimum time to complete is 1.5 years full-time equivalent.
We’ll assess your prior qualifications and experience when you apply, and tell you if, and by how much, it may reduce your study duration. Learn more about available credits and exemptions.
The minimum entry requirements for the Master of Applied Finance (Advanced) are:
Which Master of Applied Finance program suits you?
You may already have credit towards your Master of Applied Finance (Advanced). 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.