single degree

Master of Applied Finance

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

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  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

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.

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. Graduates of the Master of Applied Finance will have the necessary cognitive skills to demonstrate a superior knowledge of the three ideas underpinning finance: the time value of money; diversification; and, arbitrage and to critically assess their application to corporate financial decision-making; investment decisions and portfolio management; derivatives and risk management; portfolio construction; corporate valuation; and debt markets.
  2. Graduates will be able to demonstrate strong cognitive, technical and communication skills in interpreting, analysing, and evaluating financial information and problems.
  3. Graduates will develop professional abilities that will enhance research and analytical skills.

Further Information

As FINM8009 Derivatives: Markets, Valuation and Risk Management will not be available in Semester 1 2015, students will be able to replace it with FINM7045 Asian Capital Markets.

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 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).

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0, with courses in at least one cognate area.

Or an ANU Graduate Certificate of Finance and Actuarial Statistics (Finance Specialisation) with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0

Students entering the program are required to have an understanding of mathematics equivalent to at least one year of university-level mathematics, including calculus and algebra.

Cognate Disciplines

Business, economics, finance, accounting, management, marketing, international business, mathematics or statistics.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

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.

 

 

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Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$34,560.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,600.00

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.

Program Requirements

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

CBEA6070 ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Project

 

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 OR STAT7001;
Year 2 FINM7041 Applied Derivatives 6 units FINM7044 Applied Valuation 6 units FINM8016 Applied Portfolio Construction 6 units A course from the prescribed list

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 Applied Finance

In Semester 1, ECON8069 Business Economics can be substituted with STAT6046 Financial Mathematics.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units ECON8069 Business Economics 6 units
FINM7008 Applied Investments 6 units FINM8007 Topics in International Finance 6 units FINM7041 Applied Derivatives 6 units FINM8007 Topics in International Finance 6 units

Academic Advice

Before applying for any 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 come to an academic advice session during Orientation week or a CBE drop in session, 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 or academic advisors.

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.

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