Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMAppFin/MAppEcmets
CRICOS code070739K
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Mr John Vaz; Associate Professor Duangkamon Chotikapanich


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course provides the quantitative skills and expertise required to carry out regression analysis, forecasting and financial market analysis, designing and implementing applied econometric projects as well as providing advanced knowledge and skills in finance. These skills are extremely attractive to the business and financial services sector.


The Master of Applied Finance and Master of Applied Econometrics aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross-cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to masters level in applied finance and applied econometrics.

Credit for prior studies

Students may be eligible for credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies. Credits or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.

Maximum credit allowed

48 credit points

Professional recognition


This course comprises nine compulsory units and six electives.


Student must complete:

(a) the following nine units (60 points):

(b.) one of the following units (6 points):

  • AFF9130 Financial planning
  • AFF9150 Options, futures and risk management
  • AFF5050 Global banking institutions and issues
  • AFF5130 Financial statement analysis and business valuation
  • AFF5260 Money market dealing
  • AFF5280 Institutional asset and liability management
  • AFF5380 Credit risk modelling
  • AFF5390 Advanced financial planning
  • AFX5860 International studies in banking and finance
  • ETC5351 Modelling in finance and insurance
  • ETF5231 Business forecasting

(c.) one of the following units (6 points)

  • ETF2700 Mathematics for business
  • ETC2440 Mathematics for economics and business

(d.) one of the following units (6 points):

  • ETF3300 Quantitative methods for financial markets
  • ETF9350 Econometrics for financial markets
  • ETF3600 Quantitative models for business research

(e.) one of the following units (6 points):

  • ETF5200 Applied econometrics
  • ETF5400 Special topics in econometrics I

(f.) two units (12 points) from the following list or units from (d.) not previously taken:

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Applied Finance and Master of Applied Econometrics early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study
  • either of the single masters degrees subject to satisfying the requirements of the single degree.


Master of Applied Finance
Master of Applied Econometrics