Master of Applied Finance (Investing) From University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD)

Program Overview

Our Master of Applied Finance major in Investing will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of financial management and the global financial system. You will learn how to deliver optimal investment decision-making through realistic stock market simulations. 

You will learn about portfolio simulation, corporate governance, financial strategy, risk management and simulation, financial markets and institutions, economic analysis and more, which will prepare you for your future career path.

If you are interested in a career in investment and portfolio management, then our Master of Applied Finance major in Investing is for you. You will be able to pursue a career as a Private Equity Banker, Chief Financial Officer, Venture Capitalist, Mergers and Acquisition Specialist, Investment Banker and more. 

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  Location

DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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  Course Duration

24 Months

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  Tuition Fee

AED 56,492.1

 Score

IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 79

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Program Structure

The requirement to graduate from a single specialisation MAF program is twelve (12) subjects. To complete this program, it will normally take you five or six trimester (based on 3 mandatory intake per year where you take 2 subjects). At this rate, the degree can be completed within two years or less. If you take 2 subjects per mandatory trimester, you can fast-track your degree and complete the program in four or five semesters (just over a year).

Common Finance Subjects
 

  • Financial Statement Analysis for Business
  • Financial Institutions
  • Quantitative Economic Analysis
  • Advanced Managerial Finance


Specialisation Subjects
 

  • Portfolio Simulation
  • Portfolio Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Derivatives
  • Corporate Governance


Capstone Project
 

  • Research in Financial Markets and Institutions


Electives

Students are required to choose two electives from the approved list below:

 

  • Financial Strategy
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • Banking, Lending and Securities
  • Economics for Modern Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  •  Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study, or its equivalent, with an overall GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) may be conditionally admitted to a master’s program, only if they meet the necessary english language requirement. Such students must take a maximum of 18cp of subjects studied for the master’s degree during the period of conditional admission and must achieve an overall WAM of 55 in their first 3 subjects at the University. Students who fail to achieve this standard may have their enrolment discontinued.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study, or its equivalent, with an overall GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 (on a 4.0 scale) may be conditionally admitted to a master’s degree, only if they meet the necessary english language requirement and they will be required to complete a maximum of 18cp remedial non-credit bearing subjects prior to enrolment in their chosen Master’s degree. Students must achieve a minimum WAM of 55 in these subjects in order to progress to the master’s degree or may have their enrolment discontinued.

The tuition fees shown for students are for one complete academic year of full time study and are set according to the academic year of entry. Fees for subsequent years of your course may rise in line with an inflationary uplift as determined by the government.

Career Opportunities

Investment banking is one of the most attractive industries to work in with opportunities available within large investment banking firms and commercial banks. Students and graduates of the Master of Applied Finance major in Investing can work as:
 

  • Private Equity Bankers

  • Chief Financial Officer

  • Venture Capitalist

  • Mergers & Acquisition Specialist

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