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The Master of Applied Finance (Investing) degree is an advanced program for students who are interested in focusing on investment and portfolio management. You will study the theory and practice of financial management and gain an in-depth understanding of the global financial system. Using realistic stock market simulations, you will also be introduced to portfolio theory and practice with emphasis on optimal investment decision-making. A focus on applied research means that by the end of the program, you will be able to provide innovative solutions to investment issues and have a thorough grounding in corporate governance and business ethics, providing protection against portfolio, financial and corporate risks.
As a Master of Applied Finance (MAF) student, the compulsory industry-based research subject will prepare you for your current and future management role and will be a highlight of your time at UOWD. Our strong links with  a broad range of financial industry partners in the UAE and across our global network will allow you to investigate financial markets and institutions in depth as part of your program of study, giving you real world experience and the opportunity to develop and apply the skills you have learnt throughout your degree.

Globally accredited, internationally relevant

Because we’re licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs, through the Commission of Academic Accreditation, our students and graduates can be assured that our degrees are recognised throughout the UAE and internationally. All MAF programs are also quality assured by UOW Australia, which is registered with the Australian Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of higher education in Australia. Upon graduation, students can choose either a degree certificate from UOWD or a degree certificate from the University of Wollongong Australia.


The maximum requirement to graduate from a single specialisation MAF program is twelve (12) subjects.
The program will normally take you five or six semesters to complete (based on three semesters per year with summer as an optional semester and two subjects per semester). At this rate, the degree can be completed in two years or less. Classes are held 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday to Thursday. Each subject requires one evening of attendance for 13 weeks.
If you have joined UOWD in spring 2016 or later, your program of study is as follows:
Level Subject Code Subject Name
Common Finance Foundation* FIN924 Financial Statement Analysis for Business
FIN958 Financial Institutions
ECON939 Quantitative Economic Analysis
TBS907 Financial Strategy
Specialisation Subjects FIN922 Investment Management
FIN957 Portfolio Simulation
FIN923 Portfolio Management
FIN959 Enterprise Risk Management
TBS909 Corporate Governance
Electives* FIN926 Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN928 Multinational Financial Management
FIN956 Banking, Lending and Securities
TBS905 Economic Analysis for Business
MARK922 Marketing Management
FIN930 Islamic Banking and Finance
Capstone Project FIN960 Research in Financial Markets and Institutions

*Students are required to choose two electives from the approved list.

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