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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, you will complete 30 credit points, comprising:

(1) 6 credit points of foundational unit of study for this specialisation:

  • Foundation in Finance

(2) 24 credit points of degree level selective units of study for this specialisation:

  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Asset Pricing
  • Portfolio Theory and its Applications
  • Derivative Securities
  • International Business Finance
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Trading in Modern Financial Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

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
  • 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.

Courses that offer this specialisation

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