Master of Applied Finance

The financial services industry is complex. You need to ensure you have the knowledge of deregulation, globalisation, new technologies and new products.

Get the right skills with this recognised qualification and high-level professional knowledge that can be applied across the industry.

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Kaplan Professional – Financial Courses (RTO 90116)
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Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


Relevant academic and/or work experience



Course length
Trimester-based delivery. Maximum time for course completion: 5 years
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Start date

6 start dates per year.

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Kaplan Professional – Financial Courses (RTO 90116)
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To qualify for this course, you must have one or more of the following:

  • A related undergraduate degree or graduate diploma
  • An unrelated undergraduate degree or graduate diploma plus two years of related industry experience
  • Academic and/or professional qualifications demonstrating the potential to undertake study at this level

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Apply advanced quantitative analysis concepts and techniques to interpret and forecast financial information
  • Apply appropriate financial calculation and analysis techniques necessary to inform financial decision-making and practice
  • Discuss and apply the principles of strategic management to specific organisation contexts
  • Demonstrate advanced technical knowledge of a range of situations through analysis, evaluation and application of relevant financial concepts, theories and techniques
  • Demonstrate creative and flexible approaches to solving complex problems in professional contexts
  • Discuss and apply risk management strategies to inform financial decision-making
  • Demonstrate the application of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice to a variety of scenarios

Course structure

12 units

Core units

  • Financial Markets and Economic Principles
  • Regulation, Ethics and Risk Management
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Research Project

To complete this course, you will need to take seven elective subjects and at least two from 300 level.

Elective subjects

  • Fundamentals of Asset Valuation
  • Fundamentals of Equity Markets
  • Fundamentals of Risk
  • Business Valuation
  • Investment Management
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Technical Analysis
  • Strategic Management
  • Sales and Marketing for Financial Institutions
  • Interest Rate Markets
  • Financial Modelling
  • Business Valuation Application
  • Industrial Equity Analysis
  • Mining Investment Analysis
  • Real Estate Analysis Funding
  • Futures and Options Markets and Trading
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Project Finance
  • Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Market Risk Management
  • Credit Risk Management

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Exit qualifications

You can exit this course with the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance qualification if you've completed the four core subjects, or the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance qualification if you've completed the four core subjects and four elective subjects.

Flexible course delivery

Kaplan Professional courses are designed to be flexible, so you can achieve your ideal work / study / life balance.

Payment options

There are 3 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

3. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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