Unlock your value with the online Master of Applied Finance at UNSW.
Financial systems are central to everything, with the Australian financial market growing 13.2% to $10.9 trillion during 2021* alone. Strong financial skills are an invaluable mechanism to drive change and create success. The professionals who have upskilled will thrive.
With the 100% online Master of Applied Finance from UNSW, you will accrue a wealth of financial knowledge and real-world applications. Your studies will also be tailored to suit your career path – and can help build a strong foundation to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Whether you’re looking to upskill and advance your career or make a change by entering the finance industry, the Master of Applied Finance will provide the skills and experience you need.
*Roy Morgan Banking & Finance Currency Report, 2021
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
- Financial Analyst
- Investment Advisor
- Finance Officer
- Director of Finance
- Finance Team Leader
What You'll Learn
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.
It 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 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.
There is also the option to study the Graduate Certificate in Finance or the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, which combined create the master’s program.
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 2 years
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 studies, you can gain up to four courses of RPL/advanced standing.*
*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.
Students with a recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) and no finance knowledge should apply for the Graduate Certificate in Finance. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Finance with a credit average (65% or higher), students will be eligible to articulate into the Masters 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).
About University of New South Wales (Online)
Study 100% Online with UNSW. A World Leader.
UNSW is a globally recognised leader in education, with a focus on industry applicable programs. When you study online with UNSW, you can expect to learn from world-class academics and collaborate with ambitious, like-minded individuals.
Study at Australia’s Global University. Anywhere, anytime.
Studying online at UNSW means that you have the flexibility to shape your studies to fit your life and career goals. The programs have been designed with busy working professionals in mind so you can study one course at a time, 100% online & accelerated, whilst working full-time.
Designed by Industry for Industry.
The UNSW online programs have been developed in close consultation with industry experts equipping you with applicable and career-related skills. UNSW is ranked in the top 3 universities in Australia for graduate employability, and is 27th in the world (QS University World Rankings by Graduate Employability, 2020) with each program offering advanced disciplinary depth, giving you access to the latest thinking and current research.