18 months
29280 AUD/year
27600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Gain a competitive edge in a critical function of business sustainability with the Master of Applied Finance from Charles Sturt University. Globally recognised and accredited, our course prepares you for senior leadership positions across the finance industry.  


The lifeblood of organisations, finance strategy and operations are increasingly challenged in today's fast-paced environment. Businesses require staff with technical, analytical and conceptual skills in finance, credit analysis, investment, markets, internationalisation and financial management. The Master of Applied Finance at Charles Sturt University offers you the formal knowledge, capabilities and competencies in finance with options to specialise in banking, financial planning or estate planning.

Recently redesigned in collaboration with professionals in the finance and financial services sectors, the course meets the needs of the industry and blends the best in current finance theory with industry practice. The revised course also offers you greater flexibility and subject choice. We design our subjects with input from industry professionals to ensure our courses meet the academic requirements for accreditation with key professional bodies including CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Financial Planning Association. The Financial Planning specialisation has been mapped against the FASEA and Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) accreditation framework. If you complete this specialisation, you will also be eligible for advanced standing in the CFP Certification Program (leading to the Certified Financial Planner designation).

With a course structure offering streamlined options to deliver the best possible finance course and career outcomes, as well as elective options available from a host of postgraduate finance and business subjects, the Master of Applied Finance will cater to your interests and career.

This finance course is delivered by a cohort of industry and academic leaders who are supported by well-researched curriculum and teaching methods. Our lecturers have a wide range of industry experience and our courses are designed and continually reviewed with input from industry experts.

Career opportunities  

Charles Sturt University's Master of Applied Finance provides you with many exciting career opportunities. It is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to apply advanced knowledge to finance challenges and perform competently in careers in banking and financial services, funds management, treasury and financial markets, estate planning and/or wealth management.

The course is fully articulated to develop advanced analytical and decision-making skills in finance required at senior management levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Investment Analysis
  • Financial Planning Specialisation
  • Financial Planning 
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Estate Planning 
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning 
  • Professional Ethics and Contemporary Financial Planning
  • Taxation Strategies
  • Business and Corporations Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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  • For entry to the Master of Applied Finance applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent).
  • Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Finance on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master Applied Finance and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29280 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    27600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27600 AUD per year during 18 months.


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