The UWA Business School’s Master of Applied Finance is your path to a global finance career.
Covering a wide range of applied finance topics, this specialised master’s course leads to careers in corporate banking and finance, stock market trading, insurance, investment management and other areas of applied finance.
You will study under the guidance of experienced Finance professionals, including professors who have served on the Commonwealth Government Superannuation Roundtable, acted as expert witnesses in court cases, and developed an Equity Preference Index in partnership with Colonial First State.
Who should apply?
The Master of Applied Finance is a practical course designed both for graduates already working in the finance sector, as well as those with a non-finance background who wish to move into the finance area.
The curriculum complements the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, with topics including risk management, capital markets, and international finance. Candidates preparing for the CFA qualification are encouraged to enrol in the Master of Applied Finance as a preparatory course.
As a Master of Applied Finance student, you will complete four conversion units, ten core units, and two option units. For full course details, see http://www.business.uwa.edu.au/future-students/postgraduate/master-of-applied-finance
Applied Finance graduates are in demand across a range of industries such as consulting, corporate finance, financial planning, financial risk management, funds management, insurance, and investment banking.
Graduate Careers Australia lists the financial services industry as the fourth largest sector of the Australian economy, accounting for more than eight per cent of GDP and employing nearly 400,000 people.
Major employers include firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, investment banks such UBS and Macquarie Group, private equity firms, and superannuation fund managers.