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Monash University

Master of Applied Finance - Stream A

Course code: 3818 ~ Course abbreviation: MApplFin ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

The course has been designed for graduates with an educational background in business or commerce, with a finance major, seeking to gain a formal qualification in applied finance. The course aims to provide graduates with theoretical constructs and their applications for their work as finance professionals in the financial services industry and other business sectors.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: satisfy the educational requirements for membership at the Certified Finance and Treasury Professional level of The Finance and Treasury Association Limited; develop the ability to identify problems, to synthesise, analyse, summarise and classify data and qualitative information, to evaluate and weigh evidence, arguments and ethics, to apply specialist skills and knowledge to global business issues; and to work out solutions to real world business cases and problems; develop the ability to locate, evaluate and reference needed data and qualitative information stored electronically and physically and to use state-of-the-art technology to produce high quality, persuasive and appropriate spoken and written presentations; develop the ability to work independently and to lead and participate in teams from diverse cultural and social backgrounds; develop knowledge of the financial services profession and the need to pursue life-long learning to be an effective leader and provide service to local, national and international communities.

    Course structure

Course requirements

a) Students must complete three units (18 points):

  • AFF5230 Financial markets and long-term funding
  • AFF5250 Corporate treasury management
  • AFF5270 Funds management

(b) students must complete three units (18 points) from the following list:

  • AFF5050 Advanced international banking
  • AFF5130 Financial statement analysis and business valuation
  • AFF5140 International finance
  • AFF5251 Asian capital markets
  • AFF5260 Money market dealing
  • AFF5271 International investment management
  • AFX5860 International studies in banking and finance

(c) students must complete two graduate level units (12 points) offered by any department in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

    Professional recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Contact details

Department of Accounting and Finance: telephone +61 3 9903 2359; email:

Course coordinator

To be advised