Master of Business Administration / Master of Applied Finance

Western Sydney University

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

This double degree is unique in that it equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to engage with contemporary business environments, and in particular executive careers in finance, banking and 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 design of the degree reflects consultation with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations; the applied finance components have been developed by individuals who are actively involved in the financial sector. The design comprises business foundation and core units which provide students with key skills such as business communication and analysis, as well as a general knowledge of the basics of business e.g., Accounting, Economics, and Statistics.


  • 200 credit points
  • including four foundation units, 14 core units, and a 20 credit point capstone unit.


  • Applied business statistics
  • Financial modelling
  • Economics
  • Contemporary people management
  • Funds management and portfolio selection

Standard entry requirements

Any bachelor degree, or higher.


The Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance fulfils the educational requirements for admission as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of 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 Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance also satisfies the education requirements for professional membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA).

Study pathways

Exits are available for the Grad Cert in Business; MBA and Master of Applied Finance.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta City International: $79,300 Yes
  • Full-time : 30 months

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