Master of Applied Finance

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The Master of Applied Finance will prepare students for executive careers in finance, banking, funds management and corporate treasuries. The degree is specifically designed to encompass all these fields so 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.


The course length and structure varies based on previous qualifications and work experience. You can either follow a 160, 120 or 80 credit point entry pathway.


  • Applied finance
  • Economics
  • Derivatives
  • Applied business statistics
  • Financial institution management
  • International finance

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or higher, in any discipline (160 credit pathway)


This course fulfils the educational requirements for admission as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of Finsia - the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Senior Associate membership with Finsia also requires at least 3 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 - Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (FTA-CFTP).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta City International: $63,440 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

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.

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