Master of Applied Finance

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.

duration Duration
24mths (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)
  • Principles of Finance (3 units)
  • Quantitative Methods (3 units)
  • Economic Principles (3 units)
  • Advanced Funds Management (3 units)
  • Derivatives (3 units)
  • Equity Valuation & Analysis (3 units)
  • Fixed Income Securities (3 units)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (3 units)
  • Corporate Financial Risk Management (3 units)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (3 units)
  • Real Estate Valuation & Investment (3 units)

Students are required to validate on pre-requisite 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 Programme 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.

Under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP), NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at $250 each year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP. This excludes miscellaneous fees such as GST and registration fee, etc. Other conditions apply. For details, please visit here.

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 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.

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.

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.

The Adelaide Business School is 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.