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Master of Finance

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

MFIN
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan 7418XMFIN
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 039762C
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Banking and Finance
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan 7418XMFIN
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 039762C
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Banking and Finance
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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.

Study Options

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

Admission Requirements

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.


Diversity factors

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
$38,102.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$50,400.00

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.

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.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of corporate finance, securities trading, investments, portfolio construction, derivative pricing and risk management.
  2. Recognise, understand and apply finance theory to company valuation.

  3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues in finance which is informed by leading edge research and practices in the field.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to conduct financial research, acquiring and analysing financial information.
  5. Work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of financial problems.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

Further Information

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 (anna.vonreibnitz@anu.edu.au) 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 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 the 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).

Enrolment Status

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.


Study Options

Master of Finance

Please note that ECON8069 Business Economics can be substituted by STAT6046.

Academic Advice

Before applying for any credit or exemption towards the program, students should read the information about credit applications on the CBE website: https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/students/student-information/enrolment/application-for-credit_master-of-f... 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 seek academic advice from the CBE Student Services during Orientation week, or contact your program convenor, 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.

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 (http://www.anu.edu.au/files/resource/Enrolment-Change-Editable.pdf) and submit it to the CBE Student Services, 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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