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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Oct 2024


Auckland University of Technology


Develop an understanding of key finance principles in as little as eight months with the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field who want to prepare themselves for a professional role in the financial services sector. In as little as eight months, students will develop the advanced knowledge and skills required for financial decision making and financial analysis.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance is taught over two 10-week trimesters. Each trimester includes 10 weeks of teaching, with exams scheduled in weeks 11 and 12.

You must successfully complete 120 points from the Master of Applied Finance. All courses are 15 points.

You can choose how many courses you take to fit around work demands and personal commitments. You can continue working full-time while completing your Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance part-time.

To transition from the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance to the Master of Applied Finance, you are required to maintain a B- grade average.

Entry criteria

Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline)

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; AUT Academic English with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

IELTS may be waived (at the discretion of the Programme Director)

  • For a student who has completed a qualification, the language of instruction for which was English, and which was awarded within the last 3 years
  • For a student who has lived and/or worked in an English speaking environment for 3 years

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