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Applied Finance

University of Waikato

Master
12 months
Duration
26268 EUR/year
4418 EUR/year
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The Master of Applied Finance at University of Waikato is a specialist qualification designed to prepare you for a successful and rewarding professional career in the financial sector.

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Overview

This 12-month accelerated course will equip you with the industry-relevant skills needed to secure financial roles working in businesses, banks, investment firms, and the public sector.

The Applied Finance course at University of Waikato has a strong practical focus and is ideal for students who have never majored in finance before, but already have some quantitative analysis skills from their bachelor’s degree.

On completion, graduates will be well positioned to continue their career journey towards gaining the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This requires work experience and passing the CFA Institute exams.

Students will have 24/7 access to a brand-new Finance Trading Room opening in February 2020. This high-tech simulation room will display trading prices in real time for global and NZX financial markets, so that students can experience the thrill of buying and selling shares/bonds/commodities, and compete to build the most valuable portfolios.

Career opportunities

  • Investment advisor
  • Banker (commercial, investment, small business, rural, industry)
  • Corporate financer
  • Actuary
  • Financial regulator
  • Sharebroker
  • Treasurer
  • Financial or business analyst

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamental Accounting for Decision-Making
  • Economics for Business
  • Quantitative Skills for Finance and Economics
  • Financial Management and Institutions
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments and Financial Markets
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • International Finance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students must have an equivalent qualification from a recognised university, and meet the English language requirements
  • a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
  • an overall score of C (with at least a C in the Writing band) in the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26268 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26268 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4418 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4418 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • $NZ 7592: National
  • $NZ 45140: International

Funding

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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