- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
The Master of Finance requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of the following initial component:
42 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting
FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance
FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance
FINM7008 Applied Investments
FINM8007 Topics in International Finance
STAT6038 Regression Modelling
STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance
6 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ECON8069 Business Economics
STAT6046 Financial Mathematics
48 units from completion of the following concluding component:
36 units from completion of courses from the following list:
FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
FINM7044 Applied Valuation
FINM8004 Advanced Corporate Finance
FINM8006 Advanced Investments
FINM8016 Applied Portfolio Construction
FINM8100 Applied Project in Finance
12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
CBEA6070 ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Project
FINM6009 Student Managed Fund
FINM6010 Student Managed Fund Extension
FINM7045 Asian Capital Markets
FINM8009 Derivatives: Markets, Valuation and Risk Management
FINM8014 Applied Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets
FINM8017 Trading and Markets
STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis
STAT7030 Generalised Linear Models
Students must achieve a minimum 60% weighted average mark across the first 48 units attempted to continue to the final 48 units of study. Students who do not achieve a minimum of 60% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Master of Applied Finance.
|Year 1 48 units||BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units||FINM7006 Applied 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||FINM8007 Topics in International Finance 6 units||STAT6038 Regression Modelling 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||FINM7041 Applied Derivatives 6 units||FINM7044 Applied Valuation 6 units||FINM8016 Applied Portfolio Construction 6 units||Elective from the restricted list|
|FINM8004 Advanced Corporate Finance 6 units||FINM8006 Advanced Investments 6 units||FINM8100 Applied Project in Finance 6 units||Elective from the restricted list|
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
Or an ANU Graduate Certificate of Finance and Actuarial Statistics (Finance Specialisation) with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0
Students must achieve a minimum 60% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. Students who do not achieve a minimum of 60% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Master of Applied Finance.
In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.
Academic achievement & English language proficiency
The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0. or 4.5/7.0 (as applicable).
However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes.
If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission
As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
Applications for course credit
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
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.
A Masters in Finance from the Australian National University equips graduates with the necessary skills to excel in the global financial marketplace. Students enrolled in the program examine fundamental principles in finance which are applicable to: valuing financial securities and corporations; utilising derivatives for risk management purposes; and, exploring diversification methods to create investment portfolios. You will be challenged to solve financial problems and will develop a keen analytical mind which is essential when working in the fast paced world of finance. As a Master of Finance graduate from the Australian National University you will be highly sought-after by employers both in Australia and 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 an in-depth understanding of corporate finance, securities trading, investments, portfolio construction, derivative pricing and risk management.
Recognise, understand and apply finance theory to company valuation.
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues in finance which is informed by leading edge research and practices in the field.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct financial research, acquiring and analysing financial information.
- Work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of financial problems.
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program
Students in the Master of Finance program have the option of applying to undertake a Finance Masters thesis as a possible pathway to PhD study. Details regarding the Masters thesis are below:
- Length: 24 units, to be completed in the final semester of the Master of Finance
- Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, students must have 48 units remaining in the Master of Finance program, and must have achieved a GPA of at least 6.5 across prior coursework within the Master of Finance.
- How to apply: Students must write a case as to why they want to engage in the course and must have already secured a supervisor
- Courses the thesis replaces: FINM7041, FINM8100 and the 12 units of electives within the concluding component of the Master of Finance
Students who are accepted into the Masters thesis component should contact Anna von Reibnitz (email@example.com) to confirm their study plan for the final 48 units of the program. Please note that undertaking a Masters thesis does not guarantee entry to a PhD.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.
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).
Applications for Credits and Exemptions:
Information on applying for credits and/or exemptions from prior study can be found under the “First Year Advice” tab.
It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units 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.
Master of FinancePlease note that ECON8069 Business Economics can be substituted by STAT6046.
Credits and Exemptions
Students may apply for credits or exemptions for prior coursework using the steps outlined here: https://cbe.anu.edu.au/current-students/guides-policies-and-forms/credit/exemption-guideline.
Credit eligibility for this program is as follows:
- Up to a maximum of 48 units of credit for prior completed postgraduate studies
- Up to a maximum of 24 units from prior completed undergraduate studies
Exempted units are to be replaced by courses within the concluding component of the Master of Finance, subject to availability, requisite and incompatibility requirements. (https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/7418xmfin).
If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about which courses to enrol in, you can seek academic advice from the CBE Student Services during Orientation week or via email at email@example.com or contact your program convenor, Dr Anna von Reibnitz via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are required to have a permission number to enrol the course, or any course that is approved by Dr von Reibnitz, please email email@example.com.
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