Course structures

This section presents students with information about the subject completion requirements for Kaplan Professional postgraduate qualifications.

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.

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 Finance125 core subjects
+
7 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

NZX Adviser Course

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

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.

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 Planning1210 Core subjects
+
2 Elective subjects.
You may choose from the financial planning elective subject list or a subject from the Master of Applied Finance.
5 years
(30 Study Periods)