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The Finance specialisation provides students with an understanding of the complexities of modern risk management as well as the fundamentals and technical tools for all aspects of finance in a global setting. Units of study cover broking and market making, advanced asset pricing, portfolio theory and applications, derivatives securities, international business finance, fixed interest securities and financial statement analysis, as well as the applications of high-level financial theory to understanding mergers and acquisitions and the international market.

About this specialisation

To meet requirements for the Finance specialisation in the Master's degree, you will complete five units of study (30 credit points), including:

(1) one six credit point foundational unit of study:

  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance.

(2) one six credit point compulsory (core) unit of study:

  • Intermediate Corporate Finance.

(3) three elective units of study (18 credit points) selected from the options listed for this specialisation, including:

  • Advanced Asset Pricing
  • Bank Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Derivative Securities
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Financial Instruments and Markets
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Strategy
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Global Supervision of Bank Risks
  • International Banking
  • International Business Finance
  • International Financial Crime
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Portfolio Theory and its Applications
  • Quantitative Finance and Derivatives
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Trading in Security Markets.

Note.  Elective units may not all be offered every year - please check the handbook for unit availability.

Graduate opportunities

Finance at Sydney develops conceptual and technical skills that give students opportunities across the financial services industry. The finance units are tailored as preparation for a number of different career paths such as Accountants, Economists, Dealers and Brokers, Financial Planners, Fund Managers and Investment Bankers. Careers in the finance field can be exciting and varied. Specific careers include actuaries, corporate and merchant bankers, economists, fund managers, securities and derivatives traders and brokers, insurance brokers and underwriters, and taxation and management consultants. The financial services industry also employs information technology staff in substantial numbers.
Career pathways
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