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Master of Applied Finance

Approved Abbreviation: MAppFin


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2759.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 079262C


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in the course is Quarter 3, 2016 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 to Quarter 2, 2016 - 2759.1 Master of Applied Finance

The Master of Applied Finance prepares students for executive careers in finance, banking and property investment sectors. It provides students with the opportunity to acquire technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques. The degree exposes students to modern theoretical approaches. All of the units have been developed by individuals who are actively involved in the financial and investment sectors. Applicants will find having a background in Business or Commerce advantageous. The course length and structure varies based on previous qualifications and work experience. On enrolment to this course, based on previous study and work experience, students can follow either a 160 or a 120 or an 80 credit point entry pathway allowing them to graduate on completion of the relevant credit points with a Master of Applied Finance. Students may also exit the course on completion of 40 credit points with a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance or on completion of 80 credit points with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

Study Mode
Two years full-time, one and a half years full-time or one year full-time depending upon entry qualifications (see Pathways listed under Course Structure below) or the equivalent part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Heath Spongsgsmclientservices@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternalLaurel Jackson
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternalLaurel Jackson

Accreditation
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 five years career experience in the financial services industry. The Master of Applied Finance also satisfies the education requirements for professional membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) - Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP) and the Financial Risk Manager. The Master of Applied Finance 160 credit points course has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world. Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the Master of Applied Finance curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.

Admission

Entry Pathway 1: Master of Applied Finance (80 credit points)

Applicants must have successfully completed a graduate certificate, or higher, in a business discipline;

Or

Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in a business discipline and a minimum of two years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in roles facilitating financial administration, budget management, financial advising, stockbroking, applied finance, or associated roles.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Entry Pathway 2: Master of Applied Finance (120 credit points)

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in a business discipline;

OR

Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline AND a minimum of two years full-time equivalent general work experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Entry Pathway 3: Master of Applied Finance (160 credit points)

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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.

International Office

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

The course length and structure varies based on the student’s previous study background and work experience.

See individual links for detailed course structure.

A2003Master of Applied Finance - 1 year pathway
A2002Master of Applied Finance - 1.5 year pathway
A2001Master of Applied Finance - 2 year pathway

Exit Awards

2796 Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (exit only)

80 credit points, comprising four general foundation units and four specialist knowledge units as specified in the course structure.

2760 Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

40 credit points as specified in the course structure.



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