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Master of Science in Applied Finance


Field(s) of study: Banking - Finance, Financial Engineering and Corporate Finance, Science
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 64 €
Course cost: 26 137 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Part-Time

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

  • 1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years



The SMU Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF) provides a strong foundation in the principles, practices and operations of international and domestic financial markets focusing on applying updated and relevant knowledge in real-world situations.
The curriculum also prepares students to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The SMU MAF aims to raise the standard of practitioners' knowledge and skills in applied finance which has been identified as an area of critical training by the Economic Review Committee and the finance industry. MAF graduates can expect to be equipped with the ‘hard' critical analytical and problem-solving skills and the ‘soft' people and communication skills necessary to advance their careers in the fund management, banking and finance industries.

Term 1 (5 Core Courses):
- Financial Statement Analysis 1
- Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management
- Corporate Finance 
- Economic Analysis
- Quantitative Methods and Statistics

Term 2 (4 Core Courses):
- Fixed Income Analysis
- Derivates Analysis 
- Advanced Quantitative and Economic Analysis 
- Financial Modeling

Term 3 (5 Core Courses): 
- Financial Statement Analysis 2 
- Advanced Derivates Analysis
- Advanced Equity Analysis 
- Advanced Portfolio Management
- Advanced Fixed Income Analysis

Term 4 (Choice of 4 Electives):
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Investment Advisory Service and Wealth Management
- Hedge Fund Management
- Bank Risk Management
- Structured Products
- Alternative Investments
- Advanced Corporate Banking
- Corporate Treasury Management
- Global and Asian Financial Markets
- Private Equity and Venture Capital Investing

Course format: 

Interactive Seminars, Case Teaching, Project Work

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

MSc Applied Finance

Entry requirements


  • Good undergraduate degree.
  • A good score in GMAT or SMU Admissions Test
  • TOEFL/ IELTS is required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.

Admission criteria: 

Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview and/ or written tests by the Admissions Committee to ensure the candidates possess the intellectual capabilities and motivation to succeed in the programme.

Other application costs: 

  • Acceptance Fee : 321 €


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