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Master of Financial Management

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

MFM
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Banking and Finance
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Banking and Finance
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Financial Management requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

 

42 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

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

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

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 in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.


Cognate Disciplines

Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Business, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Statistics.


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. 


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 


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.

Cognate Disciplines

Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Business, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Statistics.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$35,430.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,360.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

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

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.

The ANU Master of Financial Management will equip you to excel in a business career anywhere in the world. You will gain access to leading academics with extensive industry and research experience. Courses within the Master of Financial Management have been developed in consultation with key industry partners in the finance sector, assuring you that the advanced skillset you will develop in the program will prepare you for a rewarding career in business.

Career Options

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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Select, adapt, apply and communicate advanced financial concepts;
  2. Justify company valuation outcomes using finance theory;
  3. Examine current issues in finance using leading-edge research and practices in the field;
  4. Demonstrate strong cognitive, technical and communication skills to work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of financial problems; and,
  5. Communicate complex portfolio structures and strategies to a diverse audience.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

Further Information

Applications for Exemptions:

Information on applying for exemptions from prior study can be found under the “First Year Advice” tab.

About this degree

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 24 units from prior incomplete postgraduate* studies

·       Credit is not available for prior completed studies at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level

 

*Postgraduate studies include Masters programs, the Graduate Certificate, and Honours programs that are not compulsory within the completed undergraduate degree.

 

Exempted units are to be replaced by courses within the concluding component of the Master of Finance, subject to availability, requisite and incompatibility requirements. The courses within the Master of Finance can be found here: https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/7418xmfin.

 


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 Financial Management

One-year program. You can enrol STAT6046 in your first semester only when you are exempted from STAT7055.

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 STAT7001 Applied Statistics 6 units OR STAT6038;

Academic Advice


 


 

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 info.cbe@anu.edu.au or contact your program convenor, Dr Anna von Reibnitz via email at anna.vonreibnitz@anu.edu.au.

 

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 info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

 

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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