Master of Applied Finance

The Melbourne campus offers a pathway into degrees for international pathway students only. For the equivalent version for both domestic and international students at the Adelaide, North Terrace campus visit 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.

This degree is available to international students only.

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.
Students will commence their pathway studies as a University of Adelaide College student undertaking a Pre-Master's Program. On successful completion of the Pre-master's program, student will receive credit for subjects and will move into the second trimester of the University of Adelaide Master of Applied Finance.

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.


  • Top 100 in world for Accounting and Finance^
  • Australia's #1 University for Entrepreneurship Education^
  • Recognised as a CFA Program Partner

^QS World University Rankings, 2021

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

Not offered to domestic students.


Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.

Scholarships

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

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Careers

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 University'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

Indicative study plan
Core Courses Listed in order from foundation to advanced

ACCTING 7019 Accounting Concepts and Methods
ECON 7200 Economic Principles
CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance
CORPFIN 7033 Quantitative Methods
CORPFIN 7039 Equity Valuation and Analysis
CORPFIN 7040 Fixed Income Securities
ACCTFIN 7001 Ethical Principles of Finance and Accounting
CORPFIN 7020 Derivatives
CORPFIN 7019 Advanced Funds Management
Electives 3x elective courses

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: Thursday, 21 Oct 2021