Macquarie Applied Finance Centre

Macquarie Applied Finance Centre

Shape the future of finance by multiplying your potential with our premier Master of Applied Finance program.

Macquarie Business School’s Macquarie Applied Finance Centre courses, are comprehensive, industry-leading courses with practical, global outcomes. You will learn to apply financial concepts to solve real issues in the financial services sector with effects that move through the economy and society.

Our faculty staff are experts and highly experienced industry practitioners who can support you to acquire the skills and knowledge to address current and emerging challenges by sharing professional insights from their own background. You will also analyse and discuss recent case studies from Australia and abroad to enhance your understanding of concepts and how they play out in reality.

The future of finance is You(us).

More than 30 years’ experience delivering esteemed applied finance programs

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Macquarie Applied Finance 2021

Ranked 1st in Australia and 32 globally in 2021 QS World University Masters of Finance Ranking.

Our courses

Master of Applied Finance

A globally-respected postgraduate finance degree, our Master of Applied Finance delivers academic rigour supported by a faculty of experienced industry experts to give you deep knowledge and practical global outcomes. Advanced option available.

Designed for:
Experienced professionals in the finance industry or other professionals transitioning into the finance industry seeking academic rigour to advance in the finance sector.

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Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance is a short, specialised program. Students can undertake a generalist course or elect to focus on Business Valuation and may also use the diploma as a step towards the master’s degree.

Designed for:
Experienced professionals seeking to enhance their finance skills and knowledge.

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Graduate Certificate of Finance

The Graduate Certificate of Finance is a comprehensive introduction program covering finance concepts, techniques and applications. The graduate certificate program can serve as a pathway to graduate diploma or master’s study.

Designed for:
Early career finance practitioners or graduates who are transitioning into the industry from another field.

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Studying with Macquarie

Industry links

Our staff are highly experienced industry practitioners, and we have strong connections with reputable institutions in Australia and internationally.

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Student experience

We partner with prestigious institutions and business schools who recognise our programs so you can pursue a global experience. Learn more


World-leading facilities

Our classrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and Beijing feature state-of-the-art lecture theatres and rooms for group work and study.

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Our active community comprises a global network of more than 5000 professional applied finance alumni in 43 countries. Learn more

Rob Thomson

Rob Thomson
Senior Buyer, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM Holden Ltd
Master of Applied Finance, Alumni

"I chose to study Finance at Macquarie Applied Finance Centre because of their excellent reputation within the industry.

Coming from an engineering background, I would highly recommend their program to anyone looking to transition into finance or to a commercial or senior management role. The gateway subjects gave a comprehensive grounding in finance and I could immediately apply a much deeper understanding of markets and financial principles."

Interested in FEE-HELP?

FEEā€‘HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees. For more information on the scheme and lifetime limit, visit or phone 1800 020 108 for more information.

Application for FEE-HELP is available online through the Macquarie University’s student management system (eStudent) and this is to be completed as part of the enrolment process after you have accepted your offer.

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