Master of Applied Finance and Economics MA

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Master of Applied Finance and Economics MA

University of Canterbury
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The Master of Applied Finance and Economics is a joint master's degree in Finance and Economics that can be completed full-time in 12–14 months. Students take advanced coursework in both Finance and Economics, followed by a capstone course with four project-based modules including cost-benefit analysis, financial decision-making, forecasting, and portfolio management.

The MAFE offers students:

  • a coursework-based master’s degree with practical training in Finance and Economics, for students who have majored in Finance or Economics
  • preparation for high-level professional roles in finance, banking, and the public sector
  • intensive, hands-on application of tools and techniques
  • many opportunities to use  powered by Bloomberg terminals
  • preparation to sit the Chartered Financial Analyst exams
  • a proven track record for graduate placements.

Admission Requirements

Students must have completed a bachelor's degree that includes intermediate microeconomics, introductory business finance, a calculus-based mathematics course, and an introductory statistics course, and be approved for entry by the Dean of Business.

Courses Units

To qualify for the award of Master of Applied Finance and Economics a student must satisfactorily pass:

FIEC 675 Advanced Applications in Finance and Economics

and 135 additional points selected from:

60 points from ECON 601–669, including at least 30 points from ECON 620–669

60 points from FINC 601–669, including at least 30 points from FINC 620–669

FIEC 601 or, at the discretion of the Head of Department of Economics and Finance, an additional 15 points from ECON 601–669 or FINC 601–669

The degree may be completed in a minimum of 12–14 months full-time study, or up to 4 years part-time study. Students can start in January or February (January for international students, and also for those who require FIEC 601).

More Information

A Master of Applied Finance and Economics graduate:

can demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of current theoretical concepts and frameworks within finance and economics

is able to think logically, analytically, and critically with respect to the academic literature in finance and economics and explain how this literature applies to real world problems

is able to synthesise academic or professional literature and effectively communicate the results of their independent study orally and in written form

is able to apply their in-depth knowledge of finance and economics to real problems.

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