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Applied Finance Major (MCom)

MCom - MJRP-APFNC Business and Law
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

This challenging and rewarding master degree is designed for professionals aiming to advance their career through a deeper understanding of finance.

It provides a solid grounding in the principles of finance along with an overview of financial market operations.

The course provides specialised knowledge in the concepts of equity, corporate debt, foreign exchange markets, derivatives and interest rate determinants. You will also study current financial industry concepts, economic trends and the interpretation of financial statements.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of study other than Finance. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $27,500*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) was ranked the 4th best finance master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Corporate Finance 2016.

The Master of Finance and the Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) have been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA) University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70 per cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides you with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions you well to sit for the CFA exams. 

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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