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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance

Develop an understanding of key finance principles  in as little as eight months with the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance is designed for  students with a bachelor’s degree in any field who want to prepare themselves for a professional role in the financial services sector. In as little as eight months, students will develop the advanced knowledge and skills required for financial decision making and financial analysis.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline)

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

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

Contact us to find out more

Email mbaandpm@aut.ac.nz
Phone +64 9 921 9906

You complete 120 points from the Master of Applied Finance. In as little as eight months, you will develop the knowledge and skills required for a career in finance.

To transition from the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance to the Master of Applied Finance, you are required to maintain a B- grade average.

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Skills you will develop

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

Graduate Profile

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Pathway to a PhD

High-achieving postgraduate diploma students with at least an A- grade average over the 120 points in level 8 professional master’s degree courses 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.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1056
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
8 months to 1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:
27 Feb 2023
24 Oct 2023
Fees
Domestic
$20,827 (for 120 points)
($19,753 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
International
$35,074 (for 120 points)
($34,000 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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