Master of Applied Finance and Economics

If you’re considering upgrading your finance or economics qualifications to build on your expertise or fast-track your career, the Master of Applied Finance & Economics (MAFE) is an excellent option.

The Master of Applied Finance & Economics (MAFE) consists of two to three semesters of coursework followed by a capstone course. It focuses on applied skills and knowledge with the goal of making graduates employment-ready for high-level positions in finance and economics.

What’s so special about the MAFE?

  • Provides strong applied skills
  • Prepares for rewarding careers in finance, banking and the public sector
  • Use of UC Business School’s state-of-the-art Trading Room
  • Internships available
  • Mid-year and part-time enrolment options
  • Provides a CFA Exam pathway
  • It is the only one of its kind in New Zealand!

Want to find out more or ready to apply?

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Download the MAFE information sheet

Entry requirements

  • A completed undergraduate degree from a recognized tertiary institutions
  • A UC equivalent B average
  • University courses in (i) business finance or financial management; (ii) intermediate-level microeconomic theory; (iii) mathematics with calculus; and (iv) statistics.

NOTE: If you are missing one of the above, accommodations can be made. Contact the MAFE Director for more information:

Start Dates

January (if preparatory course required)


MAFE………………………………………….12-14 Months
MAFE + CFA Track……………………….17-19 Months


To see which option is best for you, contact the MAFE Director.

For more detailed information about this qualification, visit the Master of Applied Finance and Economics page.

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