• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Singapore Management University offers the Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF) programme by coursework. This landmark programme aims to raise the standard of practitioners’ knowledge and skills in applied finance which has been identified as an area of critical training by the Economic Review Committee and the financial industry. 


Besides covering the critical components required to meet the high academic standards of an MAF degree at SMU, the curriculum is also designed to suit the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination requirements, enabling students to pursue a CFA designation as well. 

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF) from Singapore Management University, participants will receive their MAF degree conferred by SMU.


  • Practitioners in finance or related fields who wish to pursue their CFA designation.
  • Professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in applied finance.
  • Those who wish to attain the relevant qualifications in order to obtain an ideal job or enhance their career in the banking and finance industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Method and Statistics 
  • Economic Analysis
  • Fixed Income and Derivatives Analysis 
  • Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Current Resume (in PDF or Microsoft Word Document format)
  • One Personal Statement (in PDF or Microsoft Word Document format):
  • Copy of NRIC / FIN / Passport (in PDF or JPEG format)
  • Two Referee Reports (Email will be sent to your referees via the Online Portal when you submit your application successfully.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31258 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    31260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31258 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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