The University of Newcastle, Australia
Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 2 - 20 May 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 2 - 20 May 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019

$36,690 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees


1.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 12374
CRICOS code: 083518E

Study Applied Finance

The Master of Applied Finance program at the University of Newcastle is focused on developing high-level analytical skills that are relevant across the finance sector, and can also be used to inform decision making across other areas of business. Master of Applied Finance students are armed with the technical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in finance.

Why study with us?

  • Earn professional credit - the Master of Applied Finance is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for some courses.
  • Flexible study options - courses are run in trimesters and students are provided with an opportunity to study at a pace which suits their personal and professional lives.
  • Study at NeW Space - NeW Space, in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • AACSB Accreditation - the University of Newcastle's Business School (NBS) has received AACSB Accreditation, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs.
  • Further your career in finance - employers in the field of finance are looking for highly qualified candidates. Achieving a Masters will increase your employability for financial management positions.
  • CFA Institute University Affiliation Program - the Master of Applied Finance is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program.
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What you will study

The Master of Applied Finance focuses on developing a deeper knowledge and skills relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management and corporate treasury strategies.

Graduates will acquire knowledge of key institutions within the finance industry, develop analytical skills for the evaluation of investment opportunities, and gain an understanding of derivative instruments.

Core courses include but are not limited to:

  • Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Entry options and duration

Professional credit

Do you have qualifications or experience beyond the minimum entry requirements for a Masters Degree? If so, you may be able to complete your degree in reduced time and at reduced cost.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

The Master of Applied Finance is a thorough qualification that provides graduates with the fundamental understanding and practical skills to operate in the financial services sector. With your enhanced knowledge and capabilities, you will be able to produce high quality financial analysis; a commodity in demand in the current business environment.

The theory and financial management skills you have acquired through the Master of Applied Finance will equip you with the ability to handle complex situations. This knowledge can increase your value as an employee and see you fast-track to senior positions, increase your salary potential and advance your career.

The Master of Applied Finance prepares graduates for a challenging but highly rewarding career in financial services and managerial finance. The program equips students with essential analytical skills and financial management expertise to pursue a career in financial planning, securities analysis, stock brokering, funds management, banking and foreign exchange management just to name a few. This knowledge and skills underpin roles including:

  • finance manager
  • financial analyst
  • investment banker
  • management consultant
  • portfolio analyst
Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.