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Master of Applied Finance and Economics

Course Description

The Master of Applied Finance and Economics is a joint master's degree in Finance and Economics that can be completed full-time in 12-13 months. Students take two semesters of advanced coursework in both subjects, followed by a practical applications course from November-February.

The MAFE offers students:
*a coursework-based alternative to the traditional master's research pathway
*a capstone course that involves hands-on applications of advanced tools and techniques
*preparation for careers in business, financial, banking and public sectors
*an excellent foundation to pursue further academic training in the USA or the UK, if desired.

Graduate Profile
A Master of Applied Finance and Economics graduate:
*can demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of current theoretical concepts and frameworks within finance and economics
*is able to think logically, analytically and critically with respect to the academic literature in finance and economics and explain how this literature applies to real world problems
*is able to synthesise academic or professional literature and effectively communicate the results of their independent study orally and in written form
*is able to apply their in-depth knowledge of finance and economics to practical real world problems.

Qualification structure and duration
To qualify for the award of Master of Applied Finance and Economics a student must satisfactorily pass:
*FIEC675 and

135 additional points selected from:
*60 points from ECON 601-669, including at least 30 points from ECON 620-669
*60 points from FINC 601-669, including at least 30 points from FINC 620-669
*FIEC 601 or, at the discretion of the Head of Department of Economics and Finance, an additional 15 points from ECON 601-669 or FINC 601-669

No student shall graduate who has failed more than one of the courses offered. Enrolment in any combination of courses is subject to the approval of the Head of Department. Students can normally attempt each course on offer only once.

Entry Requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree that includes intermediate microeconomics, introductory business finance, a calculus-based mathematics course and an introductory statistics course and be approved for the degree by the Dean of Commerce.

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