Western Sydney University Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance (MBA)

Western Sydney University Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance (MBA)
Detailed Information
Business School/Provider Sydney Graduate School of Management, Western Sydney University
Duration 2.5 years Full-time
5 years Part-time
Course Code/CRICOS 2782/084780E
Delivery Mode Delivered on-campus at Parramatta City Campus
Commencements January (Q1), April (Q2), June (Q3), September (Q4)
2021 Fees $74,800 Domestic
$79,300 International

Western Sydney University MBA/Master of Applied Finance Course Overview

Western Sydney University MBA/Master of Applied Finance is a unique double degree that equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to engage with contemporary business environments, and in particular executive careers in finance, banking and investment sectors. It provides students with the opportunity to acquire technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques.

The Western Sydney University MBA/Master of Applied Finance comprises business foundation and core units which provide students with key skills such as business communication and analysis, as well as a general knowledge of the basics of business. Applicants will find having a background in Business or Commerce advantageous.

Western Sydney University MBA/Master of Applied Finance Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 200 credit points. This includes four foundation units, fourteen core units, and a 20 credit point capstone unit:

General Foundation Units

  • The Contemporary Business Environment
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Understanding Contemporary Organisations
  • Integrated Business Experience 1

Core Units

  • Financial Reports for Decision Making
  • Contemporary People Management
  • Integrated Business Experience 2
  • Economics
  • Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)
  • International Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory
  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Institution Management
  • Credit and Lending Decisions
  • Funds Management and Portfolio Selection

Capstone Unit

  • Choose either the Business Project or Internship


The Master of Business Administration/ Master of Applied Finance fulfils the educational requirements for admission as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of Finsia – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Western Sydney University’s Sydney Graduate School of Management is currently in the process of obtaining accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline. Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English.



Contact Information
161-169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150