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Master of Applied Finance and Economics

  • Masters (Coursework)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
14 months full-time
Course Code
Domestic Fees
$11,908 per year / $13,893 total
International Fees
$45,375 per year / $52,938 total

About this course

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 Te Kura Umanga Wahi Hokohoko | UC Business School Trading Room, powered by Bloomberg terminals
  • preparation to sit the Chartered Financial Analyst exams
  • a proven track record for graduate placements.

Entry 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.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Applied Finance and Economics or use the admission requirements checker.

Opportunities to meet the entry requirements prior to enrolling in the MAFE

English language pathway option at CCEL

Students who are at IELTS level 6.0 are welcome to enrol for CCEL English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2) online to enhance their English language proficiency. A grade of B+ or higher in this course satisfies UC English language requirements for postgraduate study.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Missing the Intermediate microeconomic theory or business finance entry requirement?

Students who do not have the entry requirement of intermediate level microeconomic theory or business finance are welcome to enrol online in either ECON 207 Intermediate Microeconomics - Households and Government or FINC 201 Business Finance.

How to apply

Students should register their interest in the programme by contacting the Department of Economics and Finance directly before enrolling.

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

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
  • Corporate Finance Analyst at Deloitte
  • Valuation and Business Modelling Consultant at EY
  • Corporate Finance Analyst at PwC
  • Investment Banking Analyst at Murray & Co
  • Commercial Senior Associate at BNZ
  • Investment Analyst at Consilium NZ
  • Relationship Consultant, Commercial at ANZ
  • Risk Assurance Associate at PwC New Zealand
  • Actuarial Analyst at Suncorp NZ
  • Relationship Associate at ANZ
  • Assurance Associate at PwC
  • Analyst at Goldman Sachs
  • Analyst at Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Registered Financial Advisor at Equity Investment Advisors.
Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.