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Pursue an exciting career in finance
Finance affects every area of business. Financial information is pivotal to the strategic decisions organisations make to improve profitability.

Why study finance?

Understanding finance is critical to corporate success and informs decisions at all levels of business. Taking a hands-on approach, our finance programs will teach you how to use financial data to create value and manage risk and develop business models backed by strong technical knowledge.

By studying a finance degree at the University of Sydney Business School, you will join a global leader in finance education. In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, our accounting and finance subject areas were ranked 21st in the world.

Finance course options

You can choose to study a major in Finance in the below degrees:

Our undergraduate Finance units of study include Applied Portfolio Management, a two-semester program providing undergraduate students with the opportunity to acquire practical skills by managing a portfolio of Australian equity securities using real money in real time.

Finance is available as a specialisation in:

Finance units of study are available in:

Where can studies in finance take you?

Studying a finance degree with us will develop your conceptual and technical skills so you will have access to opportunities across the financial services industry.

Careers in the finance field are exciting and varied, offering a number of different career paths such as:

  • economist
  • financial adviser
  • financial analyst
  • financial consultant
  • financial planning
  • funds management
  • investment banker
  • managing companies
  • markets analyst
  • trader
  • wealth management.

Elicia McDonald

Elicia McDonald
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (Finance)
“Studying at the Business School gave me the best possible foundation to secure a competitive graduate position in investment banking. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the experience and education I received at the University of Sydney.”
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Emmanuel Vergara

Emmanuel Vergara
Master of Commerce (Specialisation: Finance)
“After five years working in investment banking and funds management, I wanted to extend my technical knowledge by undertaking the finance specialisation within the Master of Commerce. As a part-time student, I found my postgraduate studies enjoyable and appreciated the high-quality teaching by the University’s academic staff.”
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