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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

The Finance specialisation within the Master of Commerce prepares students for careers in asset management, investment banking, risk management, corporate strategy and regulation. The specialisation covers critical concepts in corporate finance and investments within its core units.

The specialisation’s electives allow students to shape their advanced learning around existing experience and build deep knowledge and technical skills in the key fields of industry. These include corporate valuation, derivative securities, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio theory, asset pricing and banking. Ethical and social considerations are discussed throughout the specialisation.

Learning is supported through interactive tutorials and current content.

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) 6 credit points of core units of study for this specialisation:

  •  Finance: Theory to Practice

(3) 18 credit points of degree level selective units of study for this specialisation:

  • Financial Institution Management
  • Advanced Asset Pricing
  • International Banking and Financial Markets
  • 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:

  • Corporate advisors
  • Financial planners
  • Fund managers
  • Investment bankers
  • Commercial bankers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Accountants
  • Financial Economists
  • Stock trader
  • Dealers and brokers
  • Financial Regulators
Courses that offer this specialisation

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