Master of Applied Finance

  • Course overview

    Kaplan’s Master of Applied Finance (MAppFin) course sets a benchmark for higher education offered online and attracts more students than any other applied finance course. This is the perfect degree for those currently working or anybody who wants to get a foot in the door of the financial industry. Thanks to our great range of subject majors, our students have been employed as bankers, stockbrokers and investment managers – and there are many more opportunities available.

    You can choose to major in:

    The Master of Applied Finance provides you with the technical knowledge and critical skills necessary for senior leadership positions within the finance industry. You will become equipped to work in dynamic and complex environments. You will also develop practical skills in finance, markets, investment and credit analysis. This will provide an opportunity for you to work either in Australia or overseas and position you to be regarded for senior leadership positions. Many of our students have been successful in gaining very respected management roles within global organisations.

    Will you be working and studying? Kaplan Professional offers the Masters of Applied Finance as an online qualification, so that you will have the freedom and flexibility to learn within your current working schedule. The practical nature of this course will also allow you to put your new knowledge and skills into action in your workplace.

    FEE-HELP is available for this course. Study now and pay later.

     

    Erin Shields – Dixon Advisory

    Erin Shields


    Where are you now in your career and has this course helped you get there?

    I am currently working as a Financial Advisor with Dixon Advisory, providing strategic advice to Australians to assist them to understand their goals and realise their financial objectives in a tax-effective and risk-appropriate way.

     

    Jai Manzo – Senior Business Banking Manager at NAB

    Jai Manzo


    How has the course helped you in the workplace while studying?

    The real life industry case studies provided practical, relevant and up-to-date knowledge which I could apply immediately in my workplace. The delivery of these industry case studies by current industry practitioners and experts ensured a focus on knowledge for the workplace underpinned all subjects.

     

  • Important dates

    Study Period 1-3 2015

    Principal dates
    Study Period 1
    Study Period 2
    Study Period 3
    Enrolments open27-Oct-148-Dec-1423-Feb-15
    KapLearn opens19-Jan-1523-Feb-1511-May-15
    Study period commences2-Feb-159-Mar-1525-May-15
    New students enrolments close13-Feb-1520-Mar-155-Jun-15
    Continuing students enrolments close27-Feb-153-Apr-1519-Jun-15
    Census 18-Feb-1525-Mar-1510-Jun-15
    Independent supervisor forms due (mid)16-Feb-1523-Mar-158-Jun-15
    Independent supervisor forms due (end)30-Mar-154-May-1520-Jul-15
    Mid term assessmentw/c 9-Mar-15w/c 13-Apr-15w/c 29-Jun-15
    Final assessmentw/c 20-Apr-15w/c 25-May-15w/c 10-Aug-15
    Study period ends24-Apr-1529-May-15Friday 14-Aug-15

     

    Study Period 4-6 2015

    Principal dates
    Study Period 4
    Study Period 5
    Study Period 6
    Enrolments open20-Apr-1515-Jun-1510-Aug-15
    KapLearn opens6-Jul-1531-Aug-1526-Oct-15
    Study period commences20-Jul-1514-Sep-159-Nov-15
    New students enrolments close31-Jul-1525-Sep-1520-Nov-15
    Continuing students enrolments close14-Aug-159-Oct-154-Dec-15
    Census 5-Aug-1530-Sep-1525-Nov-15
    Independent supervisor forms due (mid)3-Aug-1528-Sep-1523-Nov-15
    Independent supervisor forms due (end)14-Sep-159-Nov-154-Jan-15
    Mid term assessmentw/c 24-Aug-15w/c 19-Oct-15w/c 14-Dec-15
    Final assessmentw/c 5-Oct-15w/c 30-Nov-15w/c 25-Jan-16
    Study period ends9-Oct-154-Dec-1529-Jan-16

    Download a PDF of the 2015 timetable.

  • Subjects

    Four (4) core subjects:

    *It is recommended that this subject is studied as the final subject in your Masters program.


    Elective subjects (choose any seven (7) subjects at least two (2) from 300 level):

     

    Click here for full subject availability. 

     

  • Exit qualifications

    Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance
    Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

  • Fees

    When you study at Kaplan, you pay as you go. So, you only need to pay for the subjects you intend to study each trimester.

    The fees listed below apply to all Higher Education subjects:

     

    2015 Subject Fees

    Enrolment fees
    2015 fee
    Subject feeAUD $2,225

    Click here to for a full list of fees and allowances.

     

  • Studying at Kaplan

  • Student testominials

    At Kaplan Professional, our graduates prosper from courses that offer real world application, built by practitioners working in the field. But don’t take our word for it. Hear what some of our students have had to say about their Kaplan learning experience. 

    Erin Shields – Dixon Advisory

    Erin ShieldsWhy did you choose Kaplan over other providers?

    Kaplan has a solid reputation worldwide as a leader in educational courses and their specialty in online education provides the flexibility and accessibility necessary for people like myself who need to juggle work and their studies. I was confident that Kaplan would provide the content I wanted to learn, with the reputation to be recognised in the broader community.

    What did you think of Kaplan’s course structure?

    I loved that I was able to select subjects that were relevant and interesting to my career and interests. I appreciated the flexibility to pace myself through my studies, but was also grateful for the expectation that a topic should be completed within a respectable time period.

    How has the course helped you in the workplace while studying?

    Absolutely! The practical nature of the courses has greatly assisted me in devising strategies for my own clients. Kaplan’s courses appeal to a broad range of students, with courses providing the most basic introduction to a topic and compounding this knowledge into more complex theories and strategies; all of which are relevant and useful when providing advice.

    Where are you now in your career and has this course helped you get there?

    I am currently working as a Financial Advisor with Dixon Advisory, providing strategic advice to Australians to assist them to understand their goals and realise their financial objectives in a tax-effective and risk-appropriate way.
     

    Jai Manzo – Senior Business Banking Manager at NAB

    Jai ManzoWhy did you choose Kaplan over other providers?

    I chose Kaplan over other providers as it is an internationally recognised institution and provided me the ability to complete my studies online in my own time. This allowed me to balance studies and full-time work as I was able to study when and where I chose – even while overseas!

    What did you think about Kaplan’s course structure?

    The course structure, via the breadth of elective subjects provided, afforded me flexibility to tailor my studies towards building knowledge for my current role as well as for my future career aspirations. The course structure also focused on shared learning among students via discussion forums and team activities which provided invaluable opportunities to expand my professional network.

    How has the course helped you in the workplace while studying?

    The real life industry case studies provided practical, relevant and up-to-date knowledge which I could apply immediately in my workplace. The delivery of these industry case studies by current industry practitioners and experts ensured a focus on knowledge for the workplace underpinned all subjects.

    Where are you now in your career and has this course helped you to get there?

    The course has played an integral role in progressing my career at NAB. The practical nature of subject content was tailored specifically to help me excel in the workplace and keep me up to date with industry requirements and issues.

     

    Find out what more of our students had to say about studying with Kaplan.

  • Practitioner testimonials

    “I can testify that its courses are first class in bringing the practicalities of the market and the real economy together in an understandable way which is materially beneficial to those involved in the financial services sector.

    The key involvement of practitioners brings to life the vicissitudes of the economy and market such as the 1987 sharemarket crash, 1990′s recession, internet bubble and GFC, against a robust theoretical background. My experience is that this combination is unparalleled in the postgraduate financial services education marketplace and so cannot recommend it any more highly.”

    Michael Heffernan
    Kaplan Practitioner

     

    “Kaplan offers a distinct advantage over many postgraduate education providers.

    Kaplan subjects are prepared in conjunction with and delivered by senior industry professionals with an intimate knowledge of both theory and practice. This will give any student an edge in a very competitive marketplace. If you want to know both the theory and how things really work, then Kaplan is where you need to come.”

    Angela Ashton
    Consultant at Fundhost
    Kaplan practitioner

     

    “Kaplan courses equip students with the up-to-date knowledge and skills they need to reach their full potential. By learning directly from industry practitioners, students can immediately and practically apply the knowledge to their professional career.”

    Peter Richards
    Senior Financial Planner
    Centric Wealth Advisers
    Kaplan practitioner

     

    “The courses combine theory with practical examples and references to relevant situations in the market, so students can apply their learning on the spot. The insight into the finance sector provided by practitioners who earn their living in the industry is invaluable.”

    Hamish Blair
    Director
    Leadenhall Corporate Finance
    Kaplan practitioner

     

    “The fact that the practitioner faculty are employed in the industry ensures that the knowledge they impart is current, practical and relevant. Most of the students are also working in the industry and so the interaction between students and faculty generally provides informed debate on current industry affairs.”

    John-Paul Monck
    Senior Analyst – Diversified Institutions Division
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)
    Kaplan practitioner

     

    “Kaplan’s postgraduate courses offer a unique mix of theory and real-life practical examples that provide students with an excellent base from which to develop and enhance their careers. Students have the ability to learn from a wide range of professionals who offer their own expertise and experience, which allows students the opportunity to build a competitive edge in today’s marketplace.”

    Anthony Lazzoppina
    Director Investment Banking, M&A Advisory
    Barclays Capital
    Kaplan practitioner

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