Master of Applied Finance
Stand out from the crowd
The financial realm is complex. Navigating it successfully requires practical experience and high levels of competence.
Our Master of Applied Finance secures you with an advanced suite of financial skills and a competitive edge in the industry.
What will you do?
This intensive degree focuses on managerial effectiveness and best practices for financial problem-solving. You will:
- take core accounting, economics and finance courses
- build practical and real-world skills through five applied courses
- pursue electives according to your interests and career goals
- learn a wide range of advanced analytical tools for financial decision-making
- build strong communication and leadership skills.
Where could it take you?
A Master of Applied Finance sets you up for success in the finance sector. You could be a business manager in New York, London, Shanghai or Hong Kong or become an investment consultant or financial analyst in Sydney. Perhaps you’ll pursue a senior role in commercial banking.
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Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Higher Education Study||Bachelor degree or equivalent.|
|Intake||February and July|
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor degree or equivalent|
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $47,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The Master of Applied Finance will provide the foundation of a career as an analyst, consultant or manager in the financial services sector, comprising banks, investment institutions, capital market dealers and financial planning consultancies.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Work placement can include:
The University of Adelaide is recognised as a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Program Partner through the Master of Applied Finance degree. This signals to employers and the marketplace that the Adelaide Business School's curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and well suited to preparing students for employment in the finance and investment industry.
In order to meet the requirements for CFA eligibility, students must complete 'Financial Statement Analysis' and 'Advanced Corporate Finance' as electives.
Financial Analyst, Investment Consultant, Manager / Business Management
Students complete core courses which include four foundation courses and five applied finance courses. The remaining three courses will be chosen from a number of electives, depending on the student's main specialisation.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
|Four Foundation courses:|
|Five Applied Finance courses:|
|At least two Finance electives chosen from the list below:|
|Plus one additional elective.|
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.
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.
Last updated: Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022