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Master of Applied Finance

  • Masters (Coursework)

This leading online Master of Applied Finance (MAF) is designed for ambitious and savvy individuals who are looking for advanced academic rigour, but thrive on practical and real-world le...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 to 5 years with fast-track options available
Study Mode
Online
Intake Months
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Fees
$28,800 per year

About this course

This leading online Master of Applied Finance is designed for ambitious and savvy individuals who are looking for advanced academic rigour, but thrive on practical and real-world learning immediately applicable in the workplace, and directly relevant to future career roles.

It provides you with the specialist technical knowledge and critical skills necessary to operate effectively in ever-changing local and global markets. You’ll also add quantitative analysis to your skillset, giving you a competitive edge when applying for senior management positions.

In addition to your core units, you can choose to major in a particular knowledge area, tailoring your study to specialise in a particular area of interest or to align with your career aspirations.

This qualification caters to your ability to work domestically and globally. In addition, the MAF encapsulates CFA® learning outcomes, and pathways and advanced standing is also available for those who have completed or are looking to gain the CFA® designation. Please see the ‘CFA® Exam Preparation’ tab for more information.

This qualification is for

  • Finance professionals seeking advanced technical and specialist knowledge
  • Candidates with CA, CPA, CFP, GAA, or other accreditations now looking to develop further capacity to work in finance (advanced standing may apply)
  • Professionals from other fields looking to move into finance

Entry requirements

Below are the minimum education requirements for entry into our postgraduate courses. 

Alternative entry pathways may be available to you if you do not meet the minimum education requirements. In addition, other entry requirements, such as English language proficiency, may apply to you depending on your academic background. 

The qualifications listed as minimum education requirements must be from a recognised Higher Education provider (including the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition). 

  • A related* Undergraduate Degree or Graduate Diploma, or
  • An unrelated Undergraduate Degree or Graduate Diploma plus 2 years related industry experience
Level of Study
Bachelor

Course Structure

  • 5
    Core
    Units
  • 7
    Elective
    Units
  • 12
    Total
    Units

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

You'll be able to understand key economic principles and financial market concepts in a global concept, integrate relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, and ethical behaviour in a variety of scenarios in the financial services industry.

Also, you will learn to appraise specific financial and management context of organisations, create solutions in a financial context using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

Credit for prior study or work

Advanced Standing is recognition of prior learning (RPL) in terms of your experience and/or studies. When you apply for Advanced Standing, we will assess your prior learning and may award you credit in the course in which you are currently studying in recognition of what you have achieved. The granting of credit results in the reduction of the amount of learning required to achieve your qualification. We recognise various types of prior learning towards Kaplan postgraduate courses:

  • Advanced standing based on an Industry Designation - No charge
  • Advanced standing based on prior postgraduate study - $250 per subject*
  • Advanced standing based on industry experience (available for Financial Planning courses only)- $750 per subject*

See link for more info: https://www.kaplanprofessional.edu.au/faqs/postgraduate-advanced-standing/

How to apply

1. Check entry requirements

Each Kaplan Professional postgraduate qualification has minimum entry requirements. Please ensure you meet the eligibility requirements required to enrol. 

In order to complete your studies with Kaplan Professional, you are assumed to have the following skills and access relating to technology. 

2. Check for possible exemptions

You may be able to obtain advanced standing for Kaplan Professional subject based on your previous study, professional membership status and work experience. 

3. Choose a subject

Not all subjects are available in every study period so make sure you check your preferred subject is offered. Check the subject outline to understand the hours of commitment and prerequisites.

Applied Finance subjects> 

Make sure you check the assessment timetable to ensure you are available to sit the assessment pieces. 

4. Enrol

You only pay fees for subject(s) in which you enrol each study period. Check the fee schedule for more information about fees.

FEE-HELP is also available. Click here to find out if you're eligible. 

You can enrol now and supply documentation to support your application for enrolment at a later date, within three weeks of your initial enrolment into the qualification.  On enrolment, new postgraduate students will be required to post an original certified copy of their previous studies.  If you are paying by cheque, utilising a deferral or have a preferred client code you will need to download a copy of our paper-based enrolment form. 

Student reviews and profiles

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Kaplan’s Master of Applied Finance gave me the knowledge and skills that I needed.

Alexandra Campbell

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It provided me the ability to complete my studies online in my own time.

Jai Manzo

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I felt that further study could bridge these knowledge gaps.

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I could up-skill, become more valuable to my employer and provide even better services to my clients.

Simon Whiteley

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I could up-skill, become more valuable to my employer and provide even better services to my clients.

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  • Student Stories
The ability to choose from many elective subjects differentiated the Kaplan Online Masters.

Elie Saikaly

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The ability to choose from many elective subjects differentiated the Kaplan Online Masters.

Elie Saikaly

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  • Student Stories
Completing a masters degree helps my career prospects.

Ted Richards

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Completing a masters degree helps my career prospects.

Ted Richards

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  • Student Stories
Kaplan’s Master of Applied Finance gave me the knowledge and skills that I needed.

Alexandra Campbell

  • Student Stories
Kaplan’s Master of Applied Finance gave me the knowledge and skills that I needed.

Alexandra Campbell

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  • Student Stories
It provided me the ability to complete my studies online in my own time.

Jai Manzo

  • Student Stories
It provided me the ability to complete my studies online in my own time.

Jai Manzo

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  • Student Stories
I felt that further study could bridge these knowledge gaps.

Dominic Hoskins

  • Student Stories
I felt that further study could bridge these knowledge gaps.

Dominic Hoskins

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  • Student Stories
I could up-skill, become more valuable to my employer and provide even better services to my clients.

Simon Whiteley

  • Student Stories
I could up-skill, become more valuable to my employer and provide even better services to my clients.

Simon Whiteley

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  • Student Stories
The ability to choose from many elective subjects differentiated the Kaplan Online Masters.

Elie Saikaly

  • Student Stories
The ability to choose from many elective subjects differentiated the Kaplan Online Masters.

Elie Saikaly

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  • Student Stories
Completing a masters degree helps my career prospects.

Ted Richards

  • Student Stories
Completing a masters degree helps my career prospects.

Ted Richards

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