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Master of Applied Finance

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM175

CRICOS 081150D

Although this study plan relates to a 48 unit program, a 36 unit program has been approved for students to enter in 2016. The current program has been designed so that students can migrate from the 48 to the 36 unit one if they so wish.

For the Master of Applied Finance 2016 offering please follow this link

The objective of the Master of Applied Finance program is to help individuals to enhance their managerial effectiveness in the field of finance. This program provides participants with a strong foundation in the principles and practice of finance, and furnishes them with new skills and analytical tools to form a sound basis for financial decision-making.

The program is also designed to prepare students who may be interested in pursuing CFA qualifications. The courses are designed to capture large elements of the CFA curriculum.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM175
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    Successful completion of a Bachelors degree or equivalent with at least a credit average; or a completed Graduate Certificate in Commerce from the University of Adelaide.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM175

    International applicants

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    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 081150D
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
    Bachelor degree with a credit average
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $23,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $34,000


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    On completion of this program students will have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in accounting including specialised fields such as taxation, auditing management accounting and accounting systems, financial management, auditing and business advisory services in public practice, industry or government.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    Professional Accreditation

    The University's business programs have been awarded international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools.

    This means the University of Adelaide's Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.

    The program is also recognised as a CFA Program Partner. Graduates of this program will also be eligible for listing on the ACIC registry as RG146 compliant for several specialised fields of finance.
  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    Students complete core courses which include four foundation courses, four applied finance courses, a research methods for business course and a research project equivalent to three standard courses. Students will choose an additional four courses from the finance discipline electives.

    *Students who wish to complete this course in 1.5 years may do so by transitioning into the 2016 course of the same name.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Core Courses
    *Unless exempted, all international students are required to take COMMGMT 7001 Business Communication (M) 
    Research Project COMMERCE 7039: Business Research Methods
     CORPFIN 7018: Research Project for Finance


    May include, but not limited to: Examinations, Group Assignments, Individual Assignments, Research Projects, Consulting Projects, Presentations, Quizzes, Tests, Tutorial Work as prescribed within each course.
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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Aug 2015


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