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Master of Finance

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MFIN
  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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A Masters in Finance from the Australian National University equips graduates with the necessary skills to excel in the global financial marketplace. Students enrolled in the program examine fundamental principles in finance which are applicable to: valuing financial securities and corporations; utilising derivatives for risk management purposes; and, exploring diversification methods to create investment portfolios. You will be challenged to solve financial problems and will develop a keen analytical mind which is essential when working in the fast paced world of finance. As a Master of Finance graduate from the Australian National University you will be highly sought-after by employers both in Australia and around the world.

Career Options

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of corporate finance, securities trading, investments, portfolio construction, derivative pricing and risk management.
  2. Recoginse, understand and apply finance theory to company valuation.
  3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues in finance which is informed by leading edge research and practices in the field.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to conduct financial research, acquiring and analysing financial information.
  5. Work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of financial problems.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Students must achieve a minimum 60% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

Students who do not achieve a minimum of 60% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Finance and Actuarial Statistics.

Cognate disciplines

Finance; Accounting; Actuarial Studies; Business; Business Information Systems; Economics; Engineering; International Business; Management; Marketing; Maths; Physics; Science; Statistics

Program Requirements

The Master of Finance requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following initial component:

42 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

FINM7006 Foundations of Finance

FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance

FINM7008 Applied Investments

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives

FINM8007 Topics in International Finance

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON8069 Business Economics

STAT6046 Financial Mathematics

48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

36 units from completion of courses from the following list:

FINM8004 Advanced Corporate Finance

FINM8006 Advanced Investments

FINM8016 Portfolio Construction

FINM8100 Applied Project in Finance

FINM7044 Applied Valuation

FINM7045 Asian Capital Markets

12 Units from completion of courses from the following list:

FINM8014 Applied Financial Instruments and Debt Markets

FINM8017 Trading and Markets

FINM8009 Derivatives, Markets, Valuation and Risk Management

STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis

STAT7040 Statistical Learning

STAT7016 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis

Students must achieve a minimum 60% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

Students who do not achieve a minimum of 60% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Master of Applied Finance.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units ECON8069 Business Economics 6 units OR STAT6046;
FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance 6 units FINM7008 Applied Investments 6 units FINM7041 Applied Derivatives 6 units FINM8007 Topics in International Finance 6 units

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00
Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$29,280.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Additional Information

Students in the Master of Finance program have the option of applying to undertake a Finance Masters thesis as a possible pathway to PhD study. Details regarding the Masters thesis are below:

·              Length: 24 units, to be completed in the final semester of the Master of Finance

·              Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, students’ must have 48 units remaining in the Master of Finance program, and must have achieved a GPA of at least 6.5 across prior coursework within the Master of Finance.

·              How to apply: Students’ must write a case as to why they want to engage in the course and must have already secured a supervisor

·              Courses the thesis replaces: FINM7045, FINM8100 and the 12 units of electives within the concluding component of the Master of Finance

 Students who are accepted into the Masters thesis component should contact Anna von Reibnitz (anna.vonreibnitz@anu.edu.au) to confirm their study plan for the final 48 units of the program. Please note that undertaking a Masters thesis does not guarantee entry to a PhD.

For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to info.cbe@anu.edu.au. The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.

If seeking status/exemption, please go to the CBE web page here: http://cbe.anu.edu.au/students/student-information/enrolment/application-for-credit_master-of-financ...

Please note we only accept notarised or translated outlines with the university seal or translated outlines by NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters).

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