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: 2021
Start date: 2022
If your English does not meet the required standard, AUT International House offers the GIE programme.
The Master of Applied Finance is taught over three 10-week trimesters. Each trimester includes 10 weeks of teaching with exams scheduled in weeks 11 and 12.
All courses 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).
The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Applied Finance are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
High-achieving professional master’s degree students with at least an A- grade average over the 120 points in level 8 professional master’s degree courses can qualify to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy by completing the Master of Business with a B+ grade average or higher. You'll receive 60 points of credit towards the Master of Business, and will need to complete another 120 points.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.