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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.

18 - 24 months

The next intake for this major would commence in Autumn (September) 2021

Fees per subject
AED 8,967
USD 2,443
(VAT 5% inclusive)


UOWD is committed to providing you with the necessary assistance in the current situation. Our Recruitment & Admissions team is ready to assist prospective students and their parents with the necessary career path and program guidance via several online platforms. Visit the below link to book a Digital One-to-One Consultation with our Admissions team based on your convenience.
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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.


Program Director

Dr Kashif Saleem

Dr Kashif Saleem
Associate Professor
PhD, Economics and Business Administration, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; MSc Economics, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland; MSc Business Economics, University of the Punjab Pakistan; BCom Auditing and Accounting, University of the Punjab, Pakistan

He is a member of the Multinational Finance Society, the Graduate School of Finance, Finland, the Eurasia Business and Economics Society...

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Career Opportunities

The Financial Services industry offers a wide variety of roles within the private and public sector. Students and graduates of the Master of Applied Finance (Financial Services) program typically work as:

  • Stockbrokers
  • Financial Planning and Analysis Managers
  • Management Accountants
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Investment Analysts
  • Auditors

Globally accredited, internationally relevant

Globally accredited, internationally relevant

All Business programs at the University of Wollongong in Dubai are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and are licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Also, all Business programs of the University of Wollongong are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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.

Program Duration

The maximum requirement to graduate from a single specialisation MAF program is twelve (12) subjects. To complete this program, it will normally take you five or six semesters (based on 3 mandatory semesters per year where you take 2 subjects). At this rate, the degree can be completed within two years or less. If you take 3 subjects per mandatory semester, you can fast-track your degree and complete the program in four or five semesters (just over a year). Classes are held from 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday to Thursday, with occasional Saturday classes. Each subject requires one evening of attendance for 11 weeks.

Program Structure

Level Subject Code Subject Name
Common Finance Foundation FIN924 Financial Statement Analysis for Business
FIN958 Financial Institutions
ECON939 Quantitative Economic Analysis
FIN926 Advanced Managerial Finance
Specialisation Subjects FIN925 Banking Theory and Practice
FIN955 International Banking
FIN956 Banking, Lending and Securities
FIN959 Enterprise Risk Management
MGNT909 Corporate Governance
Electives* FIN927 Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN928 Multinational Financial Management
ECON928 Economics for Modern 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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