The objective of the Master of Applied Finance programme is to help individuals enhance their managerial effectiveness in the field of finance. The programme provides participants with a strong foundation in the principles and practice of finance, and furnishes them with new skills and analytical tools to form a sound basis for financial decision-making.

The programme is also designed to prepare students who may be interested in pursuing the CFA qualifications. Courses are designed to capture large elements of the CFA curriculum.

This programme is offered on a part-time basis:

  • Accounting Concepts and Methods
  • Principles of Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economic Principles
  • Advanced Funds Management
  • Derivatives
  • Equity Valuation & Analysis
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Real Estate Valuation & Investment

Students are required to validate on pre-requisite assumed knowledge before course enrolment.

Admission Criteria

  • A recognised Bachelor degree


  • January, May, Sep


Fee Per Course S$2,720
Total Programme fee (12 courses) S$32,640
Administration Fee
S$250 Nett
Application fee (upon application submission)


  • The above fees are subjected to prevailing GST (not applicable for Administration Fee).
  • The total fee payable per programme will vary if exemptions are granted.
  • Course fees are charged on the basis of the number of courses enrolled in a given term.
  • All fees quoted are in Singapore dollars. NAA reserves the right to change the course fee without prior notice.

May include, but not limited to examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, research projects, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, tutorial work as prescribed within each course.

Average Duration 24 months
Number of courses to enrol per trimester Students are allowed to enrol into 2 or more courses per trimester.
Total number of hours for each course 30 hours
Total number of contact hours 360 hours
Frequency Each course is taught over two intensive teaching blocks of 15 hours each.
Intensive Teaching Block A typical intensive teaching block is as follows:
Friday: 7pm – 10pm
Saturday: 1pm – 8pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Total duration for each course The total contact hours per course is 30 hours over 2 weekends with an interval of 2 to 4 weeks break between each weekend.

The programme is designed to provide analytical tools and new skills in the field of finance to candidates possessing an undergraduate degree in finance or non-finance disciplines. It will provide the foundation of a career as a Financial Analyst, Investment Consultant or a Business Management Manager in the financial services sector comprising banks, investment institutions, capital market dealers and financial planning consultancy.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised.
  • The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner.
  • An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems.
  • Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication.
  • A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies.
  • A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life.
  • A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community.
  • An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities.

Seventy percent of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme Candidature Body of Knowledge is contained within the Master of Applied Finance; a programme recognised as a CFA Programme Partner.

Graduates of this programme will also be eligible for listing on the ASIC registry as RG 146 compliant for several specialised fields of finance.