Please note: no MPhil (Finance) student intake for 2018
The minimum qualification requirement for admission to the program for a Master of Philosophy in Finance is:
- a degree of bachelor with an overall grade of distinction or higher in finance, actuarial studies, economics, business, commerce, or a subject area with a substantial quantitative content, from an Australian university; or
- another qualification that the Delegated Authority is satisfied is equivalent or superior to a degree mentioned in point (a); or
- a combination of qualifications and professional experience that the Delegated Authority is satisfied is equivalent or superior to a degree mentioned in point (a).
Please note that there are other admission criteria that students must also satisfy. Admission is competitive and only a limited number of students are admitted to the MPhil program each year.
In addition to the standard information required in the online application, please note the following:
- Applicants are required to prepare a one-page statement of purpose, and
- Short-listed applicants may be required to sit an interview.
MPhil program structure
The specific coursework requirements for the Finance MPhil will depend on each candidate’s background, and will be determined through discussion with the HDR Convenor prior to the candidate commencing. The standard coursework requirement of the MPhil consists of the following:
The following compulsory courses:
- FINM8006 Advanced Investments
- FINM8004 Advanced Corporate Finance
- ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics OR ECON8011 Microeconomic Theory A
Plus one relevant elective with a maximum of two electives in consultation with HDR convenor.
Finance MPhil students are required to give a 45min-1hr Thesis Proposal Review (TPR) to academic staff and students approximately 12 months after commencement. Successful completion of the TPR (as determined by the candidate’s supervisory panel) is required to continue in the program.
Thesis Proposal Review
Actuarial Studies MPhil students are required to give a 45min-1hr Thesis Proposal Review (TPR) to academic staff and students approximately 9 to 12 months after commencement. Successful completion of the TPR (as determined by the candidate’s supervisory panel) is required to continue in the program.
Finance MPhil students are required to give an oral presentation of their MPhil research approximately 3 months prior to thesis submission.
In each year of their candidature, MPhil candidates are required to submit an annual report which outlines a research plan for the next twelve months, and a progress report that summarises progress and identifies any difficulties or changes in the research plan, if any. These reports form the basis of the student’s annual review.
Please refer to Research Student Milestones for further details.
Research Integrity Training
MPhil candidates are also required to undertake Research Integrity Training (RIT). This training program has been developed by the ANU Office of Research Integrity and needs to be completed whenever it is on offer in the first year following commencement.
Thesis Submission and Examination
Information on the process of thesis submission and examination can be found here: Submitting a thesis.