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  • Length 1.5 years full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
Admission requirements
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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.

About this degree

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

54 units from completion of compulsory courses from the following list:

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance

FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance

FINM7008 Applied Investments

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives

FINM7044 Applied Valuation

FINM8007 Topics in International Finance

FINM8016 Portfolio Construction

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

STAT6038 Regression Modelling

STAT7001 Applied Statistics


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON8069 Business Economics

STAT6046 Financial Mathematics


6 Units from completion of courses from the following list:

FINM7045 Asian Capital Markets

FINM8009 Derivatives: Markets, Valuation and Risk Management

FINM8014 Applied Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets

FINM8017 Trading and Markets

STAT7016 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis

STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis

STAT7030 Generalised Linear Models

STAT7040 Statistical Learning

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.

You are encouraged to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

2017 Study Plans

Study Options

Master of Applied Finance

ECON8069 Business Economics can be substituted with STAT6046 Financial Mathematics.

Academic Advice

Before applying for any exemption towards the program, students should read the information about credit applications on the CBE website: Students should include details of ANU courses for which they seek course credit on the credit application form. They are also required to attach course outlines of their previous studies (if not undertaken at ANU), or assessment of their qualification completed by any relevant professional bodies.

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can come to an academic advice session at Melville Hall during Orientation week or a CBE drop in session, or contact your program convenor, Dr Anna Von-Reibnitz ( 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 Von-Reibnitz, please complete an Application for Enrolment Change ( and submit it to the CBE Student Services, or email to

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