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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 2023


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.

You complete 120 points from the Master of Applied Finance. In as little as eight months, you will develop the knowledge and skills required for a career in finance.

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

Complete eight papers from

  • ACCT868 Accounting for Financial and Managerial Decision Making
  • ECON861 Economics for Business
  • ECON862 Statistics for Business
  • FINA860 Financial Management
  • FINA861 Corporate Financial Management
  • FINA862 International Financial Management
  • FINA863 Investment Analysis
  • FINA864 Financial Modelling and Analysis
  • FINA865 Financial Risk Management

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; GIE 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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