Singapore Management University (SMU) offers the Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF) programme by coursework. This landmark programme aims to raise the standard of practitioners’ knowledge and skills in applied finance which has been identified as an area of critical training by the Economic Review Committee and the financial industry.
Besides covering the critical components required to meet the high academic standards of an MAF degree at SMU, the curriculum is also designed to align with the FULL Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination requirements, enabling students to pursue a CFA designation as well. Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive their MAF degree conferred by SMU.
The MAF Full-Time Programme offers a springboard to students who are interested in working for local or global financial institutions as well as an opportunity to develop their personal and professional networks. All candidates are required to complete 13 Core Modules and 3 Elective Modules in orderto be conferred the SMU’s Master of Science degree. It strengthens your understanding of the finance world and help to enhance your career prospects while providing opportunities to develop your personal and professional networks.
The MAF Full-Time is a full-time course that spans over 4 terms in a 12 month period. Each term is 9 weeks in duration. Candidates have to attend 8 class sessions of 3½ hours each per module. Classes are held on weekdays and Saturdays. The class profile of MAF Full-Time is a good mixture of candidates from local and overseas, including candidates from MAF China.
Starting from next year Jul2020 intake, there will also be internship opportunities for the MAF full-time students which will start from Term 4 onwards, for a duration of between 10 weeks to 5 months.