The Master of Applied Finance is designed to provide students with a sound blend of financial theory and practice. The program offers valuable insights into financial management principles, financial risk management and the operation of the financial markets.
The Master of Applied Finance is accredited by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and prepares graduates for a challenging but highly rewarding career in financial services and managerial finance. The program equips students with essential analytical skills and financial management expertise to pursue a career in financial planning, securities analysis, stock brokering, funds management, banking and foreign exchange management.
What will you study?
You will take two foundation courses, corporate finance and investment analysis to help you develop financial analytical skills and understand how to make investment and financing decisions.
The other two capstone courses develop fund management and risk management skills.
This program meets the PS146 knowledge and skills requirements of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in the following areas: financial planning, securities, derivatives, managed investments, foreign exchange, superannuation, deposit products and non-cash payment facilities, generic knowledge and skills. If you wish to gain ASIC PS146 compliance, you will need to complete the courses listed below:
- investment analysis
- derivatives and risk management
- applied portfolio management
- financial institutions management
- international financial management
- individual financial planning.
Is applied finance for you?
This program provides graduates from diverse undergraduate disciplines with training and analytical skills in finance. You will gain core financial management skills, an understanding of Australian and international financial markets, knowledge of derivative assets and markets, analytical skills for interpreting and analysing developments in finance practice, and applied knowledge of various specialised aspects of the finance industry.
Studying a Master of Applied Finance may suit you if you wish to add a new area of specialisation to an existing qualification or employment background. It would also be ideal for you if you are looking for career mobility and continued professional development.