Master of Applied Finance (Financial services)
The Master of Applied Finance in Financial Services is an advanced program for students interested in acquiring an advanced knowledge of financial services, banking and regulatory systems. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of the tools relevant for lending decisions and liquidity management, alongside the ability to make astute financial choices for the benefit of stakeholders.
The program will equip you with the tools you need to understand the complex relationships between central banks and other institutions, regulators, markets and societies across a range of banking and finance services. You’ll also graduate with a thorough understanding of corporate governance and business ethics.
Spring - January
Summer - May
Autumn - August
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|
|ECON939||Quantitative Economic Analysis|
|FIN926||Advanced Managerial Finance|
|Specialisation Subjects||FIN925||Banking Theory and Practice|
|FIN956||Banking, Lending and Securities|
|FIN959||Enterprise Risk Management|
|FIN928||Multinational Financial Management|
|TBS905||Economic Analysis for Business|
|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.
Dr Vikash Ramiah
PhD, RMIT University; Master of Finance, RMIT University; Diploma of Management, RMIT University; BSc (Hons) UOM
Dr Vikash Ramiah is an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, and currently teaches International Financial management on undergraduate level and Portfolio Simulation and Financial Strategy on postgraduate level...
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