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Applied Finance

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

There are 6 study periods 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 study period.

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 specialisation?
Graduate Certificate in
Applied Finance
42 core subjects
+
2 elective subjects
3 years
(18 Study Periods)
No
Graduate Diploma of
Applied Finance
82 core subjects
+
6 elective subjects
4 years
(24 Study Periods)
Yes
Master of Applied Finance124 core subjects
+
8 elective subjects
(At least 2 from 300 level)
5 years
(30 Study Periods)
Yes

If you are completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance or Master of Applied Finance, you can choose to complete a specialisation 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.

QualificationCore SubjectsSpecialisationElectives
Master of Applied Finance4 core subjects (FIN101, FIN103, FIN201 and KAP001)3 elective subjects from the specialisation of your choiceAny 5 further electives
Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance2 core subjects (FIN101 and FIN103)3 elective subjects from the specialisation of your choiceAny 3 further electives

Download our specialisation table to find out which subjects you need to complete for each specialisation.

The tables below shows the core and elective subjects required to achieve the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance qualification.

Compulsory SubjectsStudy period 1 - 6 2024
FIN101 Financial Markets and Economic Principles
FIN103 Financial Analysis and Valuation

FIN342 – Applied Corporate Finance
Elective Subjects (Choose 1 subject)Study period 1 - 6 2024
FIN202 Fundamentals of Asset Valuation
FIN205 Business Valuation

 

The table below shows the progression pathway through the nested levels of the NZX Adviser Course. To view the subjects please see the subject library.

CourseNumber of subjectsSubjects required to completeMaximum time frame to completeCan I take out a major?
NZX Adviser Course21 core subject
+
1 elective subject
12 monthsNo

Financial Planning

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

There are 6 study periods 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 study period.

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 Planning1210 Core subjects
+
2 Elective subjects
5 years
(30 Study Periods)

Financial Services

This tab provides students with information about the subject completion requirements for Kaplan Professional postgraduate financial services qualifications.

There are 6 study periods 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 study period.

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

CourseNumber of SubjectsSubjects required to completeMaximum time frame to complete
Graduate Certificate in
Financial Services
42 core subjects
+
2 elective subjects
3 years
(18 Study Periods)
Graduate Diploma of
Financial Services
82 core subjects
+
6 elective subjects
4 years
(24 Study Periods)
Master of Financial Services123 core subjects
+
9 elective subjects
(Maximum 4 from AQF level 8 subjects, minimum 5 from AQF level 9 subjects)
5 years
(30 Study Periods)