This Honours plan requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of the Finance Honours specialisation.
The final Honours Exit Level is the sum of all achieved course weightings. The course weighting is calculated for each individual course using the below formula:
(unit value of course/total units for degree) x final numerical grade of the course
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to ANU is on a competitive basis as the number of places available in a program is limited. Admission to Honours is also subject to supervisory capacity and approval from the relevant Delegated Authority within the Academic College.
An AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:
- in a cognate discipline
- With the requirements specified for admission to the Finance Honours Specialisation.
Finance, Economics, Commerce, Actuarial Studies, Statistics, Mathematics and Science
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Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded.
You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:
- applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
- undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
- achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
- not previously attempted tertiary study.
Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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.
Honours in Finance is a program offered within the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics that offers students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies a challenging but rewarding year of study in finance. We seek outstanding students who are keen to undertake independent finance research with the guidance from academic staff. Past students graduating from the Honours in Finance program have been highly successful in professional practice with jobs in the leading investment banks around the world.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge and critical understanding of research design and methods
- Apply that knowledge to the development of a research proposal and research plan
- Develop the capacity to perform high-level independent research
- Exhibit in-depth knowledge of their chosen research topic
- Demonstrate a high level of ability to critically analyse and evaluate corporate finance and investments research questions and communicate the results.
The Bachelor of Finance (Honours) will be commencing in Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) each year
Deadline for S1 is 30th November (11:55pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
Deadline for S2 is 31st May (11:55pm Australian Eastern Time)
Notification of outcome: Applicants will be notified of the outcome for admission by
S1: 15th January
S2: 10th July
If applicants are successful in receiving an offer, the acceptance deadlines are
S1: 31st January
S2: 13th July
Applicants must provide complete documentation, including a certified or coloured copy of testamur and final transcript (except for ANU students). Applicants must also provide a Statement of Purpose, which must include:
1. Reasons for applying to the honours program, including discussion of the specific skills they would like to develop during the honours year.
2. Proposed research topic for the honours year or discussion of specific research interests that the applicant would like to pursue during honours. It is highly desirable that the applicant has an agreed supervisor at the time of applying
3. How completion of the honours program will help the applicant in their future career.
All of the documents are required by:
S1: 10th December
S2: 3rd July