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Gain a sophisticated understanding of financial systems' intersection with legal and regulatory frameworks.

Program description

The Master of Financial Management and Law is an interdisciplinary postgraduate degree. It’s well suited to people already working, or looking to work, in financial and advisory firms, policy and regulatory bodies, and the legal profession.

Market behaviours significantly shape our society and the financial sector always plays an important role in policymaking. This degree is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of finance and financial systems. You’ll also learn about legal and regulatory contexts and the frameworks that shape financial sector activity and decision-making.

This program is taught jointly by the ANU College of Law and the ANU College of Business and Economics. It draws on course content from different disciplinary areas, combining rigorous courses on essential elements of finance, with compulsory and elective law courses.

The degree is available for both law and non-law graduates, and has a flexible structure across its two years.

What you'll learn

  • How to evaluate complex problems, concepts and theories drawn from the fields of finance and financial management. You’ll learn about private and commercial law, and explore solutions appropriate to the specific context.
  • How to research and write with a financial, legal or regulatory focus. The program focuses on a range of current issues and topics of a national or international nature.
  • How to research and write on the practice or theory of both private and commercial law, and finance and the financial sector.
  • How to incorporate social, policy-related, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches into analyses of both of finance and financial systems, and law and legal systems.
  • How to communicate theoretical and practical perspectives of legal and financial issues effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.

Graduating with a Master of Financial Management and Law from ANU will position you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading financial and legal scholars, and policy-makers.

Key facts

One of the world's top 20 law schools Times Higher Education Rankings (2024)

Five-star maximum rating for student demand, teaching quality, student–teacher ratio and staff qualifications Good Universities Guide 2022

ANU is ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world for studying law QS World Rankings by Subject, 2022.


Two years full-time

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Course guide

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree, or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.

Domestic applications

Visit the Domestic Applications - ANU Postgraduate webpage to check the admission dates.

You are a domestic applicant if you are:

  • An Australian Citizen
  • A New Zealand Citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • An Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
Apply as a domestic student

International applications

Visit the International Applications - ANU Postgraduate webpage to check the admission dates.

You are an international applicant if you are:

  • Not an Australian or New Zealand Citizen
  • Not holding an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa
  • You apply via Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) International if you are an International student who is undertaking:
  • Australian Year 12 inside or outside of Australia
  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma OR
  • A New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
Apply as an international student

Mode of delivery

This course is delivered in a range of modes, including full-time, part-time, on-campus, online, evening or intensive. It enables you to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to take advantage of a teaching approach that combines academic rigour with practical expertise.


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This innovative program is taught in the nation’s heart of diplomacy and law. It has been designed to prepare you for an exciting career path. Previous graduates from the Master of Financial Management and Law at ANU have gone on to work in various fields, including:

  • advisory firms
  • banking (central and investment)
  • capital markets
  • corporate finance
  • federal and state departments (e.g. Department of Finance, Treasury, etc.)
  • financial technology
  • in-house counsel
  • policy and regulatory bodies.

This degree will provide you with fluency in legal concepts, frameworks and their policy dimensions – all of which are important for a career in finance and law.

Academic experts

You’ll be taught by internationally-recognised scholars from both The Australian National University (ANU) College of Law and College of Business and Economics (CBE). Our academics place emphasis on research-based or research-led course content.

ANU is ranked in the top 25 in the world for the study of law and 41st for accounting and finance (QS World Rankings by Subject, 2022).


Tuition fees are calculated based on residency and the program of study. Visit the Master of Financial Management and Law Programs and Courses webpage to find out more about fees for this degree.

Programs and courses

For information on admission requirements, fees, courses, electives, suggested study patterns and more see Programs and Courses.

Programs and courses