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Master of Applied Finance and Economics

17 October 2023

If you’re looking to accelerate your career path, UC's Master of Applied Finance and Economics (MAFE) is the key to a bright future. In just 12 months you'll have the tools, skills, and knowledge to be fully prepared for big roles in banking, finance, and the public sector. Find out about our Master of Applied Finance and Economics.


That BIG position is closer than you think!


Why study the MAFE at UC?

  • Prepares for rewarding careers in finance, banking and the public sector
  • Industry connections built into the curriculum
  • Powerful combination of economics and finance helps students gain excellent job opportunities
  • Provides strong applied skills
  • 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
  • Applied, no thesis, complete in just 12 months
  • It is the only one of its kind in New Zealand!


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)
  • February
  • July


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

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

MAFE Information Sheet

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