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Why Australian finance professionals are choosing Kaplan Professional’s Master of Applied Finance | Kaplan Professional 26 Sep 2023

Kaplan Professional's 100% online Master of Applied Finance (MAF) program offers more flexibility, new specialisations and new subjects.

Kaplan Professional’s 100% online Master of Applied Finance (MAF) program provides a unique opportunity for individuals seeking to enhance their technical proficiency and critical thinking skills, which are essential for thriving in today’s constantly evolving local and global financial landscapes.

Additionally, the MAF aligns with Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA®) learning outcomes, offering pathways for CFA® aspirants.

Read on to find out about the latest updates in our MAF program and why it’s the ideal choice for financial professionals who are looking for a competitive advantage to bolster their prospects for senior management roles.

What’s new?

MORE flexibility: Reducing the core subjects from five to four enhances the flexibility of this course, granting students the opportunity to select a greater number of elective subjects tailoring the qualification to their unique interests, skills or current workplace demands.

NEW specialisations: While we maintain our Corporate Finance and Investment Analysis specialisations, we’re excited to introduce two new specialisations: Business Intelligence and Project Management.

Business Intelligence Specialisation: This specialisation equips students with data analytics skills, enabling creative problem-solving through integration of design thinking and analytics to ultimately drive better business decision-making across multi-disciplinary teams.

NEW Subjects:

Project Management Specialisation: This specialisation offers finance professionals a comprehensive grasp of the entire project lifecycle, encompassing skills to evaluate project viability, anticipate risks, and secure financing for on-time, on-budget project delivery.

NEW Subjects:

What can I do with a Master of Applied Finance?

Portfolio managers, risk managers, compliance managers, funds’ managers and investment managers are highly sought after, and this course provides the framework for managerial positions.

Analytical analyst roles, including investment analyst, financial risk analyst, business analyst and compliance analyst are an integral part of any organisation. This course develops practical and relevant knowledge and skills for career development.

Advisers or consultants, including corporate finance advisers and investment consultants, will acquire a comprehensive range of essential knowledge and skills throughout this course.

Why should I choose to study with Kaplan Professional?

Kaplan Professional offers Australia’s oldest and most esteemed applied finance postgraduate courses. Following extensive consultation with industry experts and corporate organisations, our MAF program is also the most flexible in the market, with more specialisations than any other provider in the country.

Throughout your studies with Kaplan Professional, you can expect to benefit from:

  • 100% online study, featuring online proctored exams
  • Early access to learning materials and assessments for proactive preparation
  • Weekly engagement and individual tutor support throughout your studies
  • Weekly live online workshops and Q&A sessions with tutor and peers
  • Interactive learning led by industry experts
  • Six intakes each year for flexible study planning to balance your work and life commitments
  • Competitive pricing and FEE-HELP available

In today’s dynamic financial environment, staying at the forefront is crucial. Explore our innovative Master of Applied Finance program to enhance your finance career with cutting-edge skills and knowledge.

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