• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code FINM-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The finance honours specialisation 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.

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Admission Requirements

1. A major or equivalent in one of the following:

Asian Capital markets major

Capital Markets major

Finance Major

Mathematical Finance major

Quantitative Finance major

2. with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 75 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), from courses from one of the majors specified above; 

3. and with the written approval of the Honours Convener.

The number of places available in the program may be limited by the Dean due to supervisory capacity.


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

36 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
FINM4015 Advanced Corporate Finance 6
FINM4106 Advanced Investments 6
FINM4500 Finance Honours Thesis 6-24

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
FINM4017 Trading and Markets 6
STAT4018 Stochastic Modelling 6
STAT4026 Graphical Data Analysis 6
STAT4027 Statistical Inference 6
STAT4029 Design of Experiments and Surveys 6
STAT4030 Generalised Linear Models 6
STAT4040 Statistical Learning 6
STAT4102 Applied Time Series Analysis 6
STAT4116 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis 6
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