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Master of Applied Finance

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

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  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Do you dream of working in the leading financial cities of the world: New York, London, Shanghai, Sydney and Hong Kong? Have you ever wondered why some companies are successful and others fail? Are you interested in learning how to maximise profits and minimise risk? The ANU Master of Applied Finance will equip you to excel in the financial marketplace. This program is for you if you are, or are intending to become, a specialist in finance, or a professional offering advice in this area.

As a student you will be challenged to solve a variety of financial problems and will develop a keen analytical mind which will prove invaluable in the fast changing world of finance. As a Master of Applied Finance graduate from the Australian National University you will be highly sought-after by employers both in Australia and around world.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates of the Master of Applied Finance will have the necessary cognitive skills to demonstrate a superior knowledge of the three ideas underpinning finance: the time value of money; diversification; and, arbitrage and to critically assess their application to corporate financial decision-making; investment decisions and portfolio management; derivatives and risk management; portfolio construction; corporate valuation; and debt markets.
  2. Graduates will be able to demonstrate strong cognitive, technical and communication skills in interpreting, analysing, and evaluating financial information and problems.
  3. Graduates will develop professional abilities that will enhance research and analytical skills.

Further Information

FINM8200 Portfolio Theory in S2 2014 will not be offered. Students are required to enrol in FINM8016 Portfolio Construction and FINM8009 Derivatives: Markets, Valuation and Risk Management in place of FINM8200.

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants are required to hold a pass degree in one of a business, economics, finance, accounting, management, marketing, international business, mathematics or statistics discipline from an Australian university or equivalent overseas institution.
  2. Applicants must have a performance average of ANU 65% or better (or equivalent) held in the last two years of the undergraduate degree.
  3. Students who do not have a pass degree in business, economics, finance, mathematics or statistics discipline, may enter the program after first completing the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management, and achieving a performance average of ANU 65% or better.
  4. Students entering the program are required to have an understanding of mathematics equivalent to at least one year of university level mathematics including calculus and algebra.

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$31,593.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility 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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Applied Finance requires the completion of 72 units, which must include: 66 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting (6 units)

FINM7006 Foundations of Finance (6 units)

FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance (6 units)

FINM7008 Applied Investments (6 units)

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives (6 units)

FINM7044 Applied Valuation (6 units)

STAT7055 Financial Statistics (6 units)

FINM8014 Applied Financial Instruments and Debt Markets (6 units)

FINM8017 Trading and Markets (6 units)

FINM8200 Portfolio Theory (12 units)

6 Units from the completion of a core course from the following list:

ECON8069 Business Economics (6 units)

FINM8007 Topics in International Finance (6 units)

STAT6046 Financial Mathematics (6 units)

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units FINM7006 Foundations of Finance 6 units Core Course FINM7005 - Financial Statistics 6 units ECON8069 Business Economics 6 units OR FINM8007;
FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance 6 units FINM7008 Applied Investments 6 units FINM7041 Applied Derivatives 6 units FINM7044 Applied Valuation 6 units
Year 2 FINM8014 Applied Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets 6 units FINM8017 Trading and Markets 6 units FINM8200 Portfolio Theory 12 units FINM8200 Portfolio Theory 12 units

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As a student you will be challenged to solve a variety of financial problems and will develop a keen analytical mind which will prove invaluable in the fast changing world of finance. As a Master of Applied Finance graduate from the Australian National University you will be highly sought-after by employers both in Australia and around world.

Single degree

The Master of Applied Finance requires the completion of 72 units (12 Courses)

Enrolment Status

This program can be undertaken on a full or part time basis, depending on course scheduling. International students must always be enrolled in 24 units (4 courses).

If you intend to study on a part time basis, you must enrol in first and second semester courses. You are able to change your enrolment until the end of week 2 of each semester.


Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

Compulsory Courses:

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting (6 units)

FINM7006 Foundations of Finance (6 units)

FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance (6 units)

FINM7008 Applied Investments (6 units)

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives (6 units)

FINM7044 Applied Valuation (6 units)

STAT7055 Financial Statistics (6 units)

FINM8014 Applied Financial Instruments and Debt Markets (6 units)

FINM8017 Trading and Markets (6 units)

FINM8200 Portfolio Theory (12 units)



Electives

Elective Options include:

ECON8069 Business Economics (6 units)

FINM8007 Topics in International Finance (6 units)

STAT6046 Financial Mathematics (6 units)



Academic Advice

If after reading these guidelines you are still unsure of which courses to enrol in you are able to attend an academic advice session at Melville Hall during Orientation week.

If you are seeking status (credit) from previous study at another university you will need to come to an academic advice session at Melville Hall during Orientation week, and we will help you choose the correct courses.




Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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