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.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 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 a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM153
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Enquiries Future Students team

Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM153

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place

Scholarships

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

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 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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Industry Placement

Work placement can include:

Professional Accreditation

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.

Potential careers

Financial Analyst, Investment Consultant, Manager / Business Management

Degree Structure

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.

Assessment

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.

Testimonial

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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021