Develop the technical acumen required to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment.
This degree allows you to tailor your subjects to match your ambitions across finance, banking, property investment and corporate treasuries. It gives you the skills and knowledge required to take your finance career to new heights.
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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.
When you graduate, you will be eligible for accreditation as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Study at Western’s new, state-of-the-art Parramatta City Campus.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Delivery: On campus
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As a finance graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Funds management
- Property investment
- Corporate treasuries
Financial Investment Advisers and Managers develop financial plans for individuals and organisations, and invest and manage funds on their behalf.
Corporate Treasurers conduct audits of accounting systems, procedures and financial statements, manage corporate funding and financial risk, and administer and review corporate compliance activities.
Finance Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the financial and accounting activities within organisations.
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Further study options
*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.