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What you will study
UNSW’s Master of Applied Finance is designed to ensure you can confidently apply, manage and lead financial functions at all business levels - both in Australia and around the world - and be an asset to any forward-thinking financial organisation.
The Master of Applied Finance offers eight core courses and four electives. Select from key areas including analytics, financial technology and business management – and learn how financial knowledge areas such as financial technology and international finance can be applied in any business to achieve success. You can also select a study pathway that is closely aligned with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) curriculum, giving you a strong grounding to pursue the CFA designation. Whatever your interests, this program delivers access to the latest thinking and current research in finance.
With real-world application and contemporary finance embedded into the Master of Applied Finance, you’ll graduate with the confidence and skills needed to thrive in your career.
Download your program guide to find out more about how the Master of Applied Finance will prepare you for a successful career in domestic and global contexts.
- Portfolio Management
- International Finance*
- Corporate Finance*
- Private Equity and Venture Capital*
- Equity Valuation*
- Fixed Income*
- Ethics and Professional Standards*
A Master of Applied Finance opens you up to a range of career opportunities. You’ll have the skills to work across a range of settings, including:
The UNSW Online experience
We are here to support you, every step of the way, to graduate from one of the world’s leading universities. Our online learning environment has been designed to seamlessly fit into your already busy schedule and you’ll be able to access course resources on any device, at any time.
Our academics are some of the best in the world and, even though you’re studying online, you can expect your learning experience to be the same high standard as that of our on-campus students.
Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor, who is committed to assisting you from enrolment through to graduation. They are on-hand for all non-academic queries by phone or email.
You will also have access to Career Success – a curated, self-paced module that provides a framework for thinking about, and taking action to implement, an effective career plan. Through Career Success, you will have access to tools like Career AI (powered by VMock) and CaseCoach, and guides on crafting the perfect LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter.
Plus, four electives from the following courses:
- Financial Management*
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Business Economics*
- Law Regulation and Ethics
- Technical Tools for FinTech
- FinTech Ecosystems and Industry Insights
- Decentralised Finance
- Tech Disruption in Payments and Transfers
- Tech Disruption in Funding and Lending
- Data Management for FinTech^
- Robo Advisory and Portfolio Optimisation^
- Principles of Programming
- Introductory Data Analysis*
Available elective courses will vary per program and study period. *Course designed in line with the CFA examination curriculum. The CFA-aligned Master of Applied Finance pathway provides students with a strong grounding to pursue the CFA designation. ^Prerequisite: Technical Tools for Fintech.
To be eligible for the Master of Applied Finance through cognate entry, you must have a recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in business, banking or finance-related area with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Admissions Entry Calculator.
If you have completed similar courses in previous study, you can gain up to four courses of RPL/advanced standing.*
Students with a recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) and no finance knowledge should apply for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance with a credit average (65% or higher), students will be eligible to articulate into the Master’s with full credit for the courses completed as part of the Graduate Certificate.
An articulation pathway also exists into this Master’s program for students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance with a credit average (65% or higher).
*Your previous studies can be acknowledged as credit towards your online postgraduate Applied Finance studies provided that they meet relevant course requirements. If you receive a UNSW offer of enrolment and you have undertaken previous studies at another institution, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning. UNSW does not determine recognition of prior learning until an offer of enrolment is accepted. To see if you are eligible to receive RPL, speak with a Student Advisor today. Courses with a successful completion date of up to 10 years can be used for credit transfer within a program as provided within the program rules and the University rules on credit.