Master of Applied Finance

Kaplan Professional

Program Description

Master of Applied Finance

Kaplan Professional

Want to expand the scope and depth of your technical knowledge and enhance your skills in complex problem solving, analysis and critical thinking? Our Master of Applied Finance (MAppFin) will help you achieve your goals.
This course is the leading applied finance course of its kind in Australia. You will not only gain advanced technical knowledge and skills in a range of areas of finance, you will also develop an understanding of the factors that influence high-level decision making and the ability to solve complex problems.
This course sets a benchmark for similar courses offered by universities and attracts more students than any other applied finance course.

Course details

Number of subject to complete
4 core subjects, 6 elective subjects, and 2 compulsory subjects.


Maximum 5 years (15 trimesters). It is possible to complete this course in 2 years (6 trimesters).


Trimester 1: January/February – April
April Study Session: April – May
Trimester 2: May-August

Trimester 3: September – December


Non-Finsia members: $1,450 per subject
Finsia members: $1,305 per subject
All new students: $250 initial registration fee

This course is approved for AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance in Australia.

Benefits of Studying with Kaplan Professional

Practical Focus

Unlike other Master’s degrees, our Master of Applied Finance has been created by senior industry professionals from leading financial institutions, so the course covers the critical knowledge and skills you need to excel in your career.
These experts write, present and assess the subjects, so you’ll learn how key concepts and techniques are actually applied to real-life scenarios, which means that you’ll be able to apply everything you’ll learn to your workplace straight away. Plus, you will form important relationships with influential finance professionals.


The course is supported by comprehensive online learning resources, so you can study when and where you choose, whether you live in Australia or on the other side of the world. And with 3 intakes per year, you can take a break from your studies without falling too far behind.

The qualification itself is flexible too. You can tailor the course to suit your job function or career path by majoring in areas such as wealth management, corporate finance or investment management, or by selecting widely from over 30 subjects covering specialist areas of practice.

Industry Support

This Master’s finance degree is the one most recommended by employers and professionals across the industry — not only because many employers and professionals have been involved in the creation and delivery of the courses, but also because much more have completed the course themselves and know how well-equipped graduates are to perform at the highest level.

Global Reach

Kaplan Professional is part of Kaplan, Inc., the world’s largest diversified education company and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

As a Kaplan Professional graduate, you will be part of our global connection incorporating over 1 million students in Australia, Asia, US, UK and Europe. Internationally, Kaplan has close relationships with industry bodies and delivers education courses to support professional certification in the investment (CFA®, CIIA), financial planning (CFP) and accounting (ACCA, ICAEW) sectors. So no matter where your career takes you, you’ll benefit from Kaplan’s international reputation and global reach.

Last updated November 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Jan. 2018
2 years
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Australia - Sydney, New South Wales
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Australia - Sydney, New South Wales
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