Master of Applied Finance

Approved Abbreviation: MAppFin

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2702.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 022746J

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

The Master of Applied Finance prepares students for executive careers in finance, banking, funds management and corporate treasuries. The degree is specifically designed to encompass all these fields so that students can choose the units appropriate to their career opportunities. It provides students with the technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques. All of the units have been developed by individuals who are actively involved in the financial sector.

Study Mode
Four quarters full-time or the part-time equivalent.

Course Advice

Dr Heath


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above

The Master of Applied Finance fulfils the educational requirements for admission as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of Finsia - the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Senior Associate membership with Finsia also requires at least three years career experience in the financial services industry. The Master of Applied Finance also allows graduates to satisfy the education requirements for professional membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) - Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP).


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in Business or Commerce


A Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which includes three core units and five alternate units. Students may obtain a Specialisation by completing units from one of the Specialisations listed below.

Students are permitted to complete up to two units from any other Masters degree offered by the School of Business as part of the five alternate units.

Core Units

200426.3Corporate Finance
51163.2Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)
51168.4Funds Management and Portfolio Selection

Alternate Units

H7331.2International Trade and Industry Economics
51054.3Financial Modelling
51165.3Financial Institution Management
51166.3Credit and Lending Decisions
51167.1Law of Finance and Securities
51171.2Real Estate Finance and Investment
51172.2Marketing of Financial Products
51173.2Strategic Bank Management
51211.3International Finance
51212.3Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory

Note: From 2014, students may choose unit 200832 Business Marketing in place of 51172 Marketing of Financial Products.


SP21000.1Funds Management
SP2000.1Property Investment

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