MAFC student experience
Real-world finance. Applied.
Our programs are designed and delivered by finance professionals with substantial industry experience and strong academic qualifications. This ensures you’ll not only understand the relevant finance theories, but also have practical, applied knowledge that you can rely upon immediately in your workplace.
It’s essential that our students gain the knowledge and skills relevant to today’s financial environment. Our programs are structured to ensure you learn how finance works in the real world, not just in theory.
In addition to presenting and discussing the latest research, our faculty members share insights from their own careers and use a range of recent international and Australian case studies to highlight important concepts.
Student experience and networking
Candidates for the Master of Applied Finance and the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance should have two or more years’ relevant professional work experience to ensure there is a consistent base level of understanding among each cohort for a meaningful, rigorous, and interactive learning environment in all classrooms across each of our teaching centres. We also offer alternative entry pathways for candidates of the same calibre.
Students learn from each other’s experiences as well as those of the teaching faculty. Sharing a classroom with other industry professionals provides excellent study networks and lifelong professional connections for students.
Our student support services ensure current students have the assistance they need throughout their study and are provided a range of experiences and opportunities, including invitations to events from Macquarie Applied Finance Centre and Macquarie University. We regularly promote professional opportunities and discussions among our students, alumni and partners.
Flexible study options
Committing to postgraduate study is a significant undertaking. We understand that you’ll need to juggle your professional life and personal responsibilities and may need flexibility in your course.
Our students may study part-time or full-time, or online, depending on the chosen program.
Master of Applied Finance
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Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance
Graduate Certificate of Finance
Convenient CBD locations
Our teaching centres are located centrally in Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD and Beijing. Each location is serviced by public transport and easily accessible.
Strong links with industry
- MAFC's education partnerships with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) provide high quality postgraduate education to early-career finance professionals.
- MAFC was the first Australian education partner to receive formal recognition from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute as a Program Affiliate. This means our Master of Applied Finance program provides students with a solid grounding in its Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK).