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Master of Applied Finance - Macquairie University

Discussion in 'Investor Resources & Tools' started by evisional, 21st May, 2009.

  1. evisional

    evisional Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any opinion about taking the Master of Applied Finance - Macquairie University?

    I am 37 years old and working as software developer for the last 5 years.

    After getting bachelor of finance 15 years ago, I worked as auditor for 5 year. Afte that, I changed my career into IT by completing a Master degree in IT. I worked in IT for 5 years and now want to go back to financial career. I want to become a financial adivser or provide financial services.

    Do you think if it is good to change career at my age? also your idea about the degree which I want to take?
     
  2. AsxBroker

    AsxBroker Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it's a good course for Applied Finance...

    If you want to provide financial services legally you need to be RG146 compliant. You can find a list of courses http://www.asic.gov.au/eTraining/eTrain.nsf

    I've heard of people changing careers in their 50s to become financial advisers. Taking the path of least resistance is usually the easiest, why you would take a post-grad course when you only need to complete a Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning)?

    Cheers,

    Dan