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This section presents students with information about the subject completion requirements for Kaplan Higher Education qualifications.

This tab provides students with information about the subject completion requirements for Kaplan Higher Education applied finance qualifications.

There are 3 study periods or trimesters each year and you can study as many subjects as you wish each trimester. We generally advise full time working professionals to take up to two subjects per trimester.

Master of Applied Finance

The table below shows the progression pathway through the nested levels of the qualification Master of Applied Finance. To view the subjects please see the subject library.

CourseNumber of SubjectsSubjects required to completeMaximum time frame to completeCan I take out a major?
Graduate Certificate in
Applied Finance
43 core subjects
+
1 elective subject
3 years
(18 Study Periods)
No
Graduate Diploma of
Applied Finance
83 core subjects
+
5 elective subjects
4 years
(24 Study Periods)
Yes
Master of Applied Finance122 compulsory subjects
+
7 elective subjects
5 years
(30 Study Periods)
Yes

Master of Applied Finance – students enrolled before 2014

The table below shows the progression pathway for students enrolled in an Applied Finance course before 2014 who intend to complete their qualification by T3-2014 and wish to complete their qualification on the old pathway. Click here to view the Table of Equivalent subjects.

CourseNumber of subjectsSubjects required to completeMaximum time frame to complete Can I take out a major?
Graduate Certificate in
Applied Finance
44 core subjects3 years
(18 Study Periods)
No
Graduate Diploma of
Applied Finance
84 core subjects
+
4 elective subjects
4 years
(24 Study Periods)
Yes
Master of Applied Finance124 core subjects
+
2 compulsory subjects
+
6 elective subjects
5 years
(30 Study Periods)
Yes

Applied Finance Majors

If you are completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance or Master of Applied Finance, you can choose to complete a Major in a particular area of professional practice to tailor your qualification to meet your specific career goals. Ensure electives sit under the relevant major you have chosen.

You are not required to complete a major – many students choose to study with Kaplan Higher Education because of the flexibility it offers students to choose from a broad range of elective subjects.

Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance

The table below shows the progression pathway through the nested levels of the qualification Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance. To view the subjects please see the subject library.

CourseNumber of subjectsSubjects required to completeMaximum time frame to completeCan I take out a major?
Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance43 compulsory subjects
+
1 elective subject
3 years
(18 Study Periods)
No

New Zealand Stock Exchange Diploma

The table below shows the progression pathway through the nested levels of the qualification New Zealand Stock Exchange Diploma. To view the subjects please see the subject library.

CourseNumber of subjectsSubjects required to completeMaximum time frame to completeCan I take out a major?
New Zealand Stock Exchange Diploma64 compulsory subjects^
+
2 elective subjects
N/ANo

^Please note the 4 compulsory subjects for the NZX Diploma are 405N + 508N + FIN101 and FIN103.

This tab provides students with information about the subject completion requirements for Kaplan Higher Education financial planning qualifications.

There are 3 study periods or trimesters each year and you can study as many subjects as you wish each trimester. We generally advise full time working professionals to take up to two subjects per trimester.

Master of Financial Planning

The table below shows the progression pathway through the nested levels of the qualification Master of Financial Planning. To view the subjects please see the subject library.

CourseNumber of subjects Subjects required to completeMaximum timeframe to complete
Graduate Certificate in
Financial Planning
44 core subjects3 years
(18 Study Periods)
Graduate Diploma of
Financial Planning
88 core subjects4 years
(24 Study Periods)
Master of Financial Planning129 Core subjects
+
3 Elective subjects
of which you must complete at least:
- 1 financial planning elective subject
- 1 general elective subject
5 years
(30 Study Periods)

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning – students enrolled before 2014

The table below shows the progression pathway for students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning before 2014 who intend to complete their qualification by T3-2014 and wish to complete their qualification within the previous pathway. Click here to view the Table of Equivalent subjects.

CourseNumber of subjectsSubjects required to completeMaximum timeframe to complete
Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning84 core subjects
+
4 compulsory Financial
Planning subjects
4 years
(24 Study Periods)