Master of Applied Finance (Investing)
The Master of Applied Finance - Investing program in UAE 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.
Winter - January | Spring - April | Summer - July | Autumn - September
Learning this specialised master’s course will open up a wide range of opportunities in Dubai and elsewhere. As a Master of Applied Finance degree holder, you can easily land a job as an analyst, auditor or as a finance manager in any of the finance and investment firms.
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.
Dr Kashif Saleem
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...
Investment banking is one of the most attractive industries to work in with opportunities available within large investment banking firms and commercial banks. Students and graduates of the Master of Applied Finance (Investing) program typically work as:
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Bankers
- Private Equity Bankers
- Venture Capitalists
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.
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.
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||FIN957||Portfolio Simulation|
|FIN959||Enterprise Risk Management|
|FIN928||Multinational Financial Management|
|FIN956||Banking, Lending and Securities|
|ECON928||Economics for Modern 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.