Master of Applied Finance (MAppFin)

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The Master of Applied Finance program is designed to help individuals to enhance their managerial effectiveness in the field of finance. This program also aims to provide 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 Master of Applied Finance is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard duration of 1.5 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Explain and apply advanced and integrated knowledge in the field of finance.
2. Structure and articulate concise and cohesive finance argument to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
3. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy, judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a professional with high level finance skills.
4. Identify and apply ethical principles relevant to the finance profession.
5. Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodologies to support research, problem solving and decision making in a finance context.

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Applied Finance

There shall be a Master of Applied Finance .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Applied Finance, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 27 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 9 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 27 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTFIN 7001 Ethical Principles in Finance & Accounting 3
ACCTING 7019 Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) 3
CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance (M) 3
CORPFIN 7019 Advanced Funds Management (M) 3
CORPFIN 7020 Derivatives (M) 3
CORPFIN 7033 Quantitative Methods (M) 3
CORPFIN 7039 Equity Valuation & Analysis (M) 3
CORPFIN 7040 Fixed Income Securities (M) 3
ECON 7200 Economic Principles (M) 3