Master of Applied Finance

The University of Adelaide

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 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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $44,250
International: $63,000

Entry Requirements:

A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent


Students complete core courses which include four foundation courses and six applied finance courses. The remaining two courses will be chosen from a number of electives, depending on the student's main specialisation.

Subjects you can Study:



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.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 1.5 years

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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