12 months
31510 USD/year
31510 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Applied Finance programme from Singapore Management University provides a strong foundation in the principles, practices and operations of international and domestic financial markets focusing on applying updated and relevant knowledge in real-world situations.

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The curriculum prepares students to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. 

The Applied Finance programme from  Singapore Management University  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 finance industry. 

MAF graduates can expect to be equipped with the ‘hard’ critical analytical and problem-solving skills and the ‘soft’ people and communication skills necessary to advance their careers in the fund management, banking and finance industries.


With a Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF) degree, a graduate is equipped to work in a wide variety of industries. Based on the results of our annual survey, most candidates are likely to work in the finance sector, fulfilling a range of functions such as Securities and Investments, Business Finance, Banking Services, and Insurance.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

    31510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31510 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    31510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31510 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.



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