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.
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- 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.
Application deadline: 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 31th May (11:55pm Australian Eastern Time).
Acceptance deadline: Applicants will be notified of the outcome for admission by
S1: 7th January
S2: 10th July
If applicants are successful in receiving an offer, the acceptance deadlines areS1: 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 Statement of Purpose (SoP). All of the documents are required by
S1: 10th December
S2: 3th July
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants will have to defer their applications to the next available term.
International students (offshore) should consider applying for entry in
Semester 1 (Feb), allowing enough time to apply for a visa to Australia.
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.
The number of places available in the honours plan may be limited by the Dean due to supervisory capacity.
Finance, Economics, Commerce, Actuarial Studies, Statistics, Mathematics and Science
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Adjustment Factors do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
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- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
This Honours plan requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of the Finance Honours specialisation.