Master of Applied Finance

University of Wollongong

This Master of Applied Finance provides an advanced understanding of financial decision-making in one of three specialisations: Investing; Financial Services; or Corporate Treasury. Students will study the theory and practice of financial management and gain an understanding of the global financial system. Additionally, competing approaches to corporate governance and business ethics will be developed, and you will learn how to provide protection against portfolio, financial and corporate risks. Investing focuses on investment and portfolio management. Financial Services focuses on financial institutions, as well as bank management and lending. Corporate Treasury is concerned with the management of corporate finances.

Course Fee:

International: $43,920

Entry Requirements:

A recognised Bachelor degree in a Business, Engineering, Maths or IT related specialisation with an equivalent average mark of 50% or a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.


The Master of Applied Finance comprises of 12 subjects, including four core subjects, six compulsory subjects from the chosen specialisation, plus two electives from an approved list. Core subjects include Financial Institutions, Financial Statement, Analysis for Business, Advanced Managerial Finance and Statistics for Decision Making.

Subjects you can Study:

Banking; Investing; Financial Services

Study Pathways:

Students who have an offer for this course and hold a Bachelor degree in Finance may be granted credit for up to 24 cp (4 core subjects).


Recognised by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Who for:

Staff working in the banking and finance sectors

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00102E

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Sydney Business School No info No Part time 3 years
Sydney Business School No info No Full time 1.5 years
Wollongong No info Yes Part time 3 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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