• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

In this Applied Finance programme from Singapore Management University, the curriculum prepares students to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. 

The SMU MAF 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. 

Skills

Equip yourself with analytical skills, creative problem-solving techniques and the aptitude to respond to changes and challenges based on a knowledge of the most recent advances in finance.

Knowledge

Gain a strong foundation in the principles, practice and operations of financial markets, with a focus on the application of theory to real-world business needs.

Graduates

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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.

    Schedule 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. 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.

S$42,800 

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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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