The Master of Global Finance (MGF) program at Alaska Pacific University is a state-of-the-art graduate program in applied finance primarily intended for students who wish to pursue a career in the finance industry or acquire the requisite technical knowledge and skills to provide professional advice as an independent investment consultant. There is also a thesis track available for students who intend to do higher research or subsequently get into a PhD program in finance. The program is very hands-on and the students get to use a host of cuttingedge tools and techniques needed to put theoretical knowledge into practical use. Courses in the program are designed so as to help students transform theoretical knowledge into practical applications rather than just acquire knowledge for its own sake. A special finance laboratory equipped with Bloomberg terminals is available for student use. Additionally, all MGF students get to actively participate in the management of the APU Student Fund which exposes them to handling a real investment portfolio rather than merely a simulated one. Instructors in the program include both highly qualified full-time APU faculty as well as experienced industry experts.