Master of Applied Finance

Macquarie University

This course is recognised as the banking and finance industry's premier graduate degree. With the skills you'll gain - the ability to help organisations create value, invest wisely and manage risk - individuals will find themselves with an envious skillset that will allow them to progress their career in the global financial environment.

Course Fee:

Australian: $58,800
International: $58,800

Entry Requirements:

Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; 2 years full-time equivalent relevant professional work experience


48 credit points; min 32 credit points at 800 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Funds management; Risk management; Corporate finance; Instruments and valuation

Study Pathways:

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Finance

Further information:

International students who hold a visa without study restrictions, such as temporary work (skilled) visa class 457, are eligible to apply for the part-time course in the Sydney CBD or Melbourne CBD.


This degree is recognised as the first Australian educational partner of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and is accredited by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and, in some instances, exemption may be granted from PRM exams I and II. This degree meets the education components of the criteria for membership of the Finance and Treasury Association Limited at Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP) level and by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Graduates are potentially eligible for Senior Associate Membership of FINSIA (conditions apply). In conjunction with the Executive Training program (RG146 Compliance Gap Training) as a qualification for responsible managers of organisations holding a licence issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Who for:

Students wishing to enhance their skills in applied finance; or students from a non-finance background who would like to transition to the sector

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info Yes Part time 3 years
Sydney Applied Finance Centre No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Sydney Applied Finance Centre No info Yes Part time 3 years
Melbourne Applied Finance Ctr No info Yes Part time 2 years
North Ryde No info Yes Full time 1.5 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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