Master of Applied Finance and Economics

Master of Applied Finance and Economics

Master degree
13 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$37,500
Domestic tuition: NZ$11,547

Program overview

The Master of Applied Finance and Economics is a joint master's degree in Finance and Economics that can be completed full-time in 12–13 months. Students take two semesters of advanced coursework in both subjects, followed by a practical applications course from November–February. The MAFE offers students: a coursework-based alternative to the traditional master's research pathway a capstone course that involves hands-on applications of advanced tools and techniques preparation for careers in business, financial, banking, and public sectors an excellent foundation to pursue further academic training in the USA or the UK, if desired. 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

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


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. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline. Some examples of roles from UC Master of Applied Finance and Economics alumni include: Corporate Finance Analyst at BDO Christchurch Valuation and Business Modelling Consultant at EY Corporate Finance Analyst at Price Waterhouse Coopers Investment Banking Analyst at Murray & Co Registered Financial Broker Commercial Senior Associate at BNZ Investment Analyst at Consilium NZ

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand

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