Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance

The objective of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance programme is to help individuals to enhance their managerial effectiveness in the field of finance.

This 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 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualifications. The courses are designed to capture large elements of the CFA curriculum.

duration Duration
16mths (Part-time)
entry requirements Entry Requirements
intake Intake
Not accepting new applicants

This programme is offered on a part-time basis:

  • Accounting Concepts and Methods (3 units)
  • Economic Principles (3 units)
  • Principles of Finance (3 units)
  • Quantitative Methods (3 units)
  • Fixed Income Securities (3 units)
  • Equity Valuation and Analysis (3 units)
  • Advanced Funds Management (3 units)
  • Derivatives (3 units)

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

Admission Criteria

A recognised Bachelor degree or its equivalent

*An International English Language Test System (IELTS) academic test is applicable for non-English speaking background applicants.The minimum required overall band score is 6, with a minimum band score of 6 for all sections.


Application Fee (upon application submission) S$100 (Non-Refundable)
Fee per Course  S$2,720
Total Tuition Fee
Administration Fee
S$250 Nett
  • 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.

The academic year is made up of three trimesters of approximately 16 weeks each. Students can complete up to two courses in each trimester delivered over intensive blocks of lectures and/or tutorials.

The course aims to provide students with skills to develop their managerial effectiveness in the field of finance. It also aims to provide participants with a strong foundation in the principles and practice of finance, and analytical tools to form a sound basis for financial decision-making.

The University of Adelaide Business School programmes are accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the highest standard of achievement awarded to less than 5% of the world’s business schools. One of the world’s most respected accrediting bodies, AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education.

The Adelaide Business School is also a full member of the European Foundation for Management Development (or EFMD). EFMD is one of the key business school networks in the world and being a part of the network will bring many opportunities for faculty and student exchanges, knowledge sharing and collaboration.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the programmes and courses it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary the programmes and courses without being required to provide prior notice.