Master of Finance

Postgraduate Study


Apply now for 2024 and advance your career with postgraduate study at Western.


Finance at Western

The Master of Applied Finance is for ambitious and savvy individuals who want advanced academic rigour but thrive on practical learning that is immediately applicable in the workplace – and directly relevant to future career roles.

Western Sydney University is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute’s Educational Partnership Program in Australia and the Asia Pacific. The curriculum of this comprehensive, advanced degree overlaps with material in the CFA program.

This program provides you with the specialist technical knowledge and critical skills necessary to operate effectively in ever-changing local and global markets. You’ll also add quantitative analysis to you skillset, giving you a competitive edge when applying for senior management positions.
To prepare you for an executive career in finance, banking, property investment and corporate treasuries, core subjects of this degree include Financial Modelling, Financial Institutions & Markets, Funds Management & Portfolio Selection, Derivatives, Security Analysis & Portfolio Theory, and Corporate Finance. You can then choose four additional subjects that best reflect your interests and ambitions.

These include Financial Institution Management, Credit & Lending Decisions, International Finance, Economics, New Venture Finance, Property Finance & Taxation, and Property Portfolio Analysis. You will then complete a business project or internship to gain real world experience.

Industry accreditation

When you graduate, you will be eligible for accreditation as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. 

World-class facilities

Study at Western’s new, state-of-the-art Parramatta City Campus.

The School of Business has been awarded AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation for its excellence in business education.

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $31,752*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $33,352*

Delivery: On campus



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"For me, studying overseas was always a dream. One day I want to work in management, so I see the degree as an investment in my future."

— Master of Business Administration. Katharina Koch. Germany.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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