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University of Wollongong Faculty of Business Master of Applied Finance (Investing)
University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

Master of Applied Finance (Investing)

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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AUD 47,088 / per year



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The Master of Applied Finance (Investing) is for students interested in acquiring an advanced understanding of investment and portfolio management.

You will study the theory and practice of financial management and gain an understanding of the global financial system. Additionally, competing approaches to corporate governance and business ethics will be developed, and you will learn how to provide protection against portfolio, financial and corporate risks.


Students are provided with realistic stock market simulations and are introduced to modern portfolio theory and practice with a focus on optimal investment decision-making. You will experience the pressure of live markets and learn how to manage portfolios through a portfolio simulation that allows you to trade shares, options, bonds, managed funds, international stocks with realistic stock market simulations.

The degree is targeted at students who have a bachelor degree in Business, Engineering, Maths or IT, if you do not have an academic background in these areas you should consider studying the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.

Students interested in a two-year Master of Applied Finance option should consider the Master of Applied Finance (Investing and Financial Services).


Sydney Campus

Course Learning Structure

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:


Integrate technical, theoretical and industry knowledge as it relates to the operation of, organisation of and participation in local and international finance


Critically apply technical, theoretical and industry knowledge and skills to propose solutions to routine and/ or emerging problems in finance


Exercise professional judgement to propose solutions to problems in diverse contexts using economic, finance, regulatory and ethical perspectives.


Communicate appropriately in oral, written and visual forms with relevant stakeholders.


Work appropriately with others in order to achieve outputs relevant to finance.


Conduct an applied research project.


Reflect on performance and feedback to identify learning opportunities and self-improvement.


Wollongong Campus

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

Graduates of the Master of Applied Finance may be eligible for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and the Finance & Treasury Association (FTA).

Entry Requirements

A recognised bachelor’s degree in a Business, Engineering, Maths or IT related specialisation with an equivalent average mark of 50% or a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.

Why Study With Us?

We offer three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.

Over 90% of our graduates are employed within 4 months of graduating and our postgraduate students average starting salary is $108,800 AUD, 4% higher than the nation’s average*.

Choose to study your program from one of our two campuses: the Sydney CBD campus in the overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour and its impressive bridge, or our Wollongong Campus set amongst landscaped gardens, minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.

We offer a variety of Scholarships available for both Domestic and International students ranging from 10% to 100%, so you are able to invest in your future.

Our courses are continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by employers, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.


Our dedicated student support services are built around your individual needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

International students can choose to take up the option of selecting the elective subject, Global Workplace Practice, which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.

*QILT 2016-2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey.

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