Master of Business Administration / Master of Applied Finance

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Are you passionate about Finance and want a strong foundation in business administration? To extend your business capabilities as well as obtain specialised Applied Finance knowledge, the combined Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance is the program for you.

A combined Master of Business Administration / Master of Applied Finance through the University of Newcastle is for professionals aiming to further expand their career opportunities, readying themselves for senior management positions. With a focus on high level management capabilities as well as developing technical expertise in finance, the combined the MBA/Master of Applied Finance arms you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in senior management roles. These skills are transferrable to organizations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

A combined Master’s degree program will set you apart. In the highly competitive global business environment it is critical that senior managers have a multi-disciplinary approach to business operations. A combined Master’s program in Applied Finance and Business Administration aims to equip graduates with the technical expertise to work in the fast paced world of Finance.  This program also develops an extended understanding in whole-of-business practice, and builds a knowledge-base that serves as a platform for senior management competence.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere and thereby balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the MBA/ Master of Applied Finance is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you looking to advance your career or gain formal recognition for your wealth of experience?  In the competitive and fast paced world of finance, employers are looking for highly qualified candidates. A combined Master’s degree in Business Administration and Applied Finance will demonstrate your ability and dedication, as well as increasing your employability in professional management positions across many areas of business, particularly finance. The advantage of undertaking a combined Master’s degree is that you will achieve two qualifications in significantly less time than it takes to complete them separately.

The combined MBA/ Master of Applied Finance program focuses on developing generalist administration skills and financial expertise. Students will develop a holistic understanding of a number of business functions including marketing, organisational design, managerial decision making, project management, strategic management and accounting as well as developing a deeper knowledge and skills set relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management, equity evaluation and investment strategies. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success or can provide you with the know-how to leverage your business to new heights.

With a strategically based focus on business management capabilities and financial expertise the combined MBA/Master of Applied Finance will leverage your career potential, at a time and place that suits the demands of your life.

Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply the advanced areas of business and finance that are pivotal to business success in both the public and private sectors.

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Modern business requires professionals that possess expertise fundamental to the core offering of their business as well as a superior organisational understanding. A combined Masters in Business Administration/Applied Finance can equip finance professionals with the knowledge and skills required for success as a senior executive.

The combined Masters in Business Administration and Applied Finance incorporates a problem based learning approach to develop graduates with technical proficiency and expertise in applied finance as well as enhancing knowledge and understanding from the perspective of the entire organisation. This program has been strategically developed and will challenge your approach to leadership, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master your strategic financial management capabilities.

You will develop an advanced understanding and application of accounting, organisational behavior, human resource management, marketing, management, finance, financial markets and investing. You will learn to understand and apply well-established theoretical management and financial management frameworks and practical business skills which are transferable to all areas of business - including the ability to effectively manage portfolios of assets, solve financial problems, communicate business recommendations to a professional audience, and manage a team effectively.

To find out more about where the MBA/ Master of Applied Finance can lead you, visit the 'careers' tab.


Studying a combined Masters will open opportunities in a wide variety of industries with organisations looking to tap into your wealth of knowledge and expertise in a number of areas.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised and highly prestigious qualification, known for its ability to significantly increase your professional value and employability. The Master of Applied Finance is a comprehensive and rigorous qualification that provides graduates with the fundamental understanding and practical skills to operate in the financial services sector. In combination the professional qualities developed in each degree are enhanced, meaning that our graduates can position themselves to fast track their career.

With your enhanced leadership capabilities, business management focus and expertise in the financial services sector, and you will be able to produce high quality financial analysis as well as capitalize on a new found awareness of company culture, people management and leadership skills. These knowledge and skills sets can increase your value as an employee and see you fast-track to senior positions, increase your salary potential and advance your career.

The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities and is accredited by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), preparing graduates for challenging but highly rewarding careers in financial services, managerial finance or business administration. The knowledge and skills which are developed are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in senior management roles.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master Applied Finance/ MBA read the ‘details’ tab.

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