Master of Applied Finance

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

This course is recognised as the banking and finance industry's premier graduate degree. With the skills you'll gain - the ability to help organisations create value, invest wisely and manage risk - individuals will find themselves with an envious skillset that will allow them to progress their career in the global financial environment.

Designed for

Students wishing to enhance their skills in applied finance; or students from a non-finance background who would like to transition to the sector


  • 48 credit points
  • min 32 credit points at 800 level or above


  • Funds management
  • Risk management
  • Corporate finance
  • Instruments and valuation

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
  • 2 years full-time equivalent relevant professional work experience


This degree is recognised as the first Australian educational partner of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and is accredited by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and, in some instances, exemption may be granted from PRM exams I and II. This degree meets the education components of the criteria for membership of the Finance and Treasury Association Limited at Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP) level and by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Graduates are potentially eligible for Senior Associate Membership of FINSIA (conditions apply). In conjunction with the Executive Training program (RG146 Compliance Gap Training) as a qualification for responsible managers of organisations holding a licence issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Study pathways

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Finance

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Applied Finance Ctr
  • Full-time : 1 year

Further information

International students who hold a visa without study restrictions, such as temporary work (skilled) visa class 457, are eligible to apply for the part-time course in the Sydney CBD or Melbourne CBD.

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