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Master of Applied Finance

Advance your career with a Master of Applied Finance

How to apply

Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre (MAFC) is a dynamic learning environment for both current and future finance professionals looking to expand their knowledge base and further their career in the financial sector.

Offering the ideal balance between theory and real world practical insights, our industry acknowledged programs are delivered by an experienced and highly respected faculty, many of whom hold or have held senior executive roles within the finance industry.

The Benefits of our Master of Applied Finance

  • Industry relevance - examine real life case studies and choose from a wide range of elective units that continually adapt to changing market conditions.
  • Flexibility - customise your program to suit your work, study and lifestyle commitments.
  • Professional interaction - engage and interact with industry peers, sharing knowledge and learning from their experiences.
  • Alumni - enjoy the benefits of being part of MAFC's strong alumni network, with past graduates holding senior positions within the global financial industry.
  • Location - choose to study at one of our convenient city locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore or Beijing.
  • Partnerships - leverage our strong industry links to organisations such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) and the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia).

Learn about our programs

Information sessions are designed to give an insight into the Master of Applied Finance (MAppFin), the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (GradDipAppFin) and the Graduate Certificate of Finance (GradCertFin)

These portable programs are taught by the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre (MAFC) at campuses in:  Sydney CBD; North Ryde; Melbourne CBD; Singapore; Beijing; and Shanghai. 

The GradCertFin is an online program and offers four commencing dates each year. Students study in a location of their choice with academic direction and support from MAFC's Faculty.

  • Term 4 Singapore applications close 27 September 2015. Apply now.
  • Term 1 Melbourne applications close 29 November 2015. Apply now.
  • Term 2 Sydney applications close 28 February 2016. Apply now.

To find out more about MAFC such as  teaching locations and Finance Professionals Seminars, visit

LocationDate and Registration
Sydney CBD
Applied Finance Centre
Level 3, 10 Spring Street, Sydney CBD NSW 2000

Wednesday 18 November 2015
Register here

Wednesday, 21 January 2016
Register here

Melbourne CBD
Applied Finance Centre
Level 8, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
Wednesday 30 September 2015
12.30pm - 1.30pm
Register here

Thursday 22 October 2015
12.30pm - 1.30pm
 Register here
Drop-in Session, Sydney CBD
Opportunity for one-on-one chat with Academic Faculty
about applying to study graduate applied finance.
No appointments necessary

Applied Finance Centre
Level 3, 10 Spring Street, Sydney CBD NSW 2000
Tuesday 29 September 2015
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Monday 19 October 2015
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Our Students

Brooke Bishop

Brooke Bishop

Brooke is a part-time student studying at our Melbourne centre and working full-time at Macquarie Bank and as a Senior Manager.

Watch Brooke's story of how he manages to make his MAppFin studies fit around his work and family commitments.

Our Alumni

Manuel Hernandez

Manuel Hernandez, MAppFin Alumnus, 2014
Winner, Finsia Prize for Best Performance by a full-time student completing first year of the MAppFin
Winner, Best Performance in Investments

Senior Accountant, William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisers

"I wanted to focus my studies in corporate finance and the MAppFin Program was a great complement to the valuation and financial modelling skills many of us had begun developing in our previous work experience. The electives helped me fully understand corporate finance from the viewpoint of various industry players, such as corporates, investment banks, and private equity funds. I also learned more about the range of activities that take place in the financial sector. My classmates came from many different backgrounds and geographies, and working with them through each of the assignments gave us the opportunity to share our knowledge and perspectives."

Read more Alumni testimonials.

Our Advantages

  • 4,500 alumni located in 43 countries
  • Taught and fully portable across 5 locations: Beijing, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney
  • 20% of students work at top 50 ASX listed companies
  • 38% of graduates earn $201,000 or above
  • 43% of current graduates are 23-30 years old

James Waddell

Our Academics

James Waddell, BCom UNSW, MAppFin Macq,
ASA Honorary Fellow (Debt Capital Markets)

James is a Director in the Capital Markets Group at National Australia Bank. He has over 20 years' experience in various roles in the financial markets and has worked across money, foreign exchange, derivative and debt capital markets.

See all MAFC academics

To find out more:

  • Campus locations and contact details
  • Download our 2015 Program Guide
  • Apply online and closing dates
  • Finance Professionals' Seminars
  • Education Partnerships