Master of Financial Management and Law

Master of Financial Management and Law


2 years full-time

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 page to check the admission dates.

International applications

Visit the International applications - ANU Postgraduate page to check the admission dates.

Program description

The Master of Financial Management and Law is an interdisciplinary postgraduate degree highly suited to those working or seeking 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 is always a central concern of policymaking. This degree is designed to equip graduates with a sophisticated level of understanding of finance and financial systems, alongside knowledge of the legal and regulatory context and frameworks that shape financial sector activity and decision-making.  

Jointly taught by the ANU College of Law and ANU College of Business and Economics, this degree 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. 

Key learning outcomes

  1. Evaluate complex problems, concepts and theories drawn from the fields of finance and financial management as well as private and commercial law and devise solutions appropriate to the specific context.
  2. Undertake research, writing and resolution of complex problems with a financial and/or legal or regulatory dimension across a range of current issues and topics of a national or international character.
  3. Research and write on the practice or theory of both private and commercial law, and finance/the financial sector.
  4. Incorporate social, policy-related, comparative and/or interdisciplinary approaches into analysis of both of finance and financial systems, and law and legal systems.
  5. Communicate theoretical and practical perspectives of legal and financial issues effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.

You will graduate from ANU, a world-class university, positioning you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading financial and legal scholars and policy-makers.

Mode of delivery

Courses are delivered in a range of modes including full-time, part-time, on-campus, online, evening or intensive, offering the ability 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.

Career outcomes

Taught in the nation’s heart of diplomacy and law, our innovative program prepares you for exciting career paths including:

  • Advisory firms;
  • Banking (central and investment);
  • Capital markets;
  • Corporate finance;
  • Federal and state departments (e.g. Departments of Treasury, Finance, etc.);
  • Financial technology;
  • In-house counsel; and
  • Policy and regulatory bodies.

This degree equips graduates with fluency in legal concepts and frameworks and their policy dimensions important for students of finance, and vice versa.

Academic experts

You will be taught by internationally recognised scholars from both The Australian National University (ANU) College of Law and the College of Business and Economics (CBE), with an emphasis on research-based or research-led course content. 

ANU is ranked #1 in Australia and globally #17 for Law and #40 for Accounting and Finance (QS World Rankings by Subject 2020).

Dr Anna Von Reibnitz, ANU College of Business and Economics

Dr Anna Von Reibnitz

ANU College of Business and Economics

“An understanding of law allows you to think more broadly about the decisions you make in a finance role, and the micro and macro impacts of those decisions in terms of how they will be viewed by the market and regulators.”

Professor Jolyon Ford SFHEA, ANU College of Law

Professor Jolyon Ford SFHEA

ANU College of Law

“From the dramatic reforms reshaping the financial regulatory landscape in Australia to the rise of new technologies globally, there is a high demand for graduates who can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape. The Master of Financial Management and Law equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to adapt to and influence the next wave of rule-making.”


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

Program and Courses

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

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