Master of Applied Finance

The Master of Applied Finance provides you with the skills for a wide range of financial fields. It’s designed for professionals with an unrelated degree who want to gain the specialised skills for a career in the finance industry.

These skills include concepts and techniques related to corporate finance, investment and financial risk analysis, restructuring and governance, an understanding of current issues in international investment, and the development of portfolio management strategies.

The AUT Business School is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The Master of Applied Finance curriculum is based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) from the CFA Program and this degree will position you well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation – a globally respected and recognised investment credential.

CFA Institute website

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) with a B- grade average in papers at level 7 or equivalent, OR
  • 10 years of relevant work experience combined with a work-based portfolio

Admission is subject to the approval of the Dean (or representative).

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band.

IELTS may be waived (at the discretion of the Programme Director)

  • For a student who has completed a qualification, the language of instruction for which was English, and which was awarded within the last 3 years
  • For a student who has lived and/or worked in an English speaking environment for 3 years

If your English does not meet the required standard, AUT International House offers the GIE programme.

Contact us to find out more

Email mbaandpm@aut.ac.nz
Phone +64 9 921 9135

The Master of Applied Finance is taught over three 12-week trimesters. Each trimester includes 12 weeks of teaching with exams scheduled in week 13.

All papers are 15 points with the exception of the Research Project in Applied Finance which is 45 points. Textbooks are included in your course fees.

There are three key elements: Core professional knowledge and skills in finance (75 points), associated business knowledge and skills (60 points) and a research project in applied finance (45 points).

Papers you can study

Detailed information about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Applied Finance are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

  • Corporate finance
  • Commercial banking
  • Investment banking
  • Stock market trading
  • Managed funds
  • Management consulting

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.