Real-world finance delivered by industry experts

Our Master of Applied Finance (MAF) is recognised as the banking and finance industry’s premier graduate degree.

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Key details


Full time: 1 - 1.5 years (or equivalent part time)

Estimated annual fee

AUD $40,200

Study mode

Full time, Part time

In person, Online

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the finance industry through your study of four compulsory units.

You will also have the opportunity to explore areas of interest, and benefit from our strong industry partnerships, through a selection of four specialised elective units.

Speciality elective units cover a broad range of topics including:

  • Sustainable finance
  • Private capital
  • Advanced investment management
  • Infrastructure, property and resources
  • Behavioural economics
  • Business valuation.

Alternate pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements to enrol directly, these programs offer an alternative pathway into our MAF.

1. Graduate Certificate of Finance

Gain a comprehensive introduction to finance concepts, techniques and applications for early career practitioners.

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2. Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

Focus on real-world finance with this short, specialised program for experienced professionals.

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3. Earn your full MAF qualification

Apply your superior technical skills to examine, interpret and appraise financial information and market conditions.

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The study experience

Our students are industry professionals from across many sectors, meaning that you learn from each other’s experiences as well as those of the teaching faculty.

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Flexible study options

Choose where to study – online, or at our Sydney CBD City campus. The curriculum delivers a hybrid model of online interactive learning together with face-to-face classes and workshops. This means you can set the pace at which you progress through the course, affording you the greatest level of flexibility.

Elizabeth Gaines.

When I was studying at Macquarie University, did I think I would end up the CEO of a major mining company? Probably not, but I believe that everybody should feel that anything’s possible. If you’re curious and open to opportunities, and willing to take risks, the sky’s the limit.

Elizabeth Gaines, Chief Executive Officer at Fortescue Metals Group Master of Applied Finance, 1997

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