single degree

Master of Applied Finance

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

MAPFIN
  • 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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Applied Finance requires the completion of 72 units, which must consist of:

60 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)

FINM8009 Derivatives: Markets, Valuation and Risk Management

FINM8007 Topics in International Finance (6 units)

FINM8016 Portfolio Construction

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

ECON8069 Business Economics (6 units)

STAT6046 Financial Mathematics (6 units)

FINM8014 Applied Financial Instruments and Debt Markets (6 units)

FINM8017 Trading and Markets (6 units)

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units FINM7006 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
Year 2 FINM8014 Applied Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets 6 units FINM7044 Applied Valuation 6 units FINM8016 Portfolio Construction 6 units FINM8009 Derivatives: Markets, Valuation and Risk Management 6 units

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).
  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 of Finance and Actuarial Statistics, 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.

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

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,312.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,800.00

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.

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

As FINM8009 Derivatives: Markets, Valuation and Risk Management will not be available in Semester 1 2015, students will be able to replace it with FINM7045 Asian Capital Markets.

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 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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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

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Remember you will need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

Electives

Two courses from the following:

ECON8069 Business Economics (6 units)

STAT6046 Financial Mathematics (6 units)

FINM8014 Applied Financial Instruments and Debt Markets (6 units)

FINM8017 Trading and Markets (6 units)




Study Options

Master of Applied Finance

In Semester 1, ECON8069 Business Economics can be substituted with STAT6046 Financial Mathematics.

Study Options

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

Academic Advice

Before applying for any credit or exemption towards the program, students (except the ANU students) should include details of the ANU courses for which they seek for status on the form: http://www.anu.edu.au/sites/www.gaia-web1.anu.edu.au/files/resource/application-for-course-credit-st... They also are required to attach with the course outlines of their previous studies, or assessment of their qualification completed by any relevant professional bodies.

Students are able to discuss their course selection at the Melville Hall during orientation week, or with the Program Convener, Dr Anna Von-Reibnitz (anna.vonreibnitz@anu.edu.au). She is available by appointment. Please ensure you take a copy of your academic transcript with you when you meet with Dr Von-Reibnitz or at the Melvillle Hall session.

 If you are required to have a permission number to enrol the course, or any course that is approved by Dr Whiting, please complete Enrolment Change Form (http://www.anu.edu.au/sites/www.gaia-web1.anu.edu.au/files/resource/Enrolment-Change.pdf) and submit it to the CBE front office, or email to info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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