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The Finance specialisation within the Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) 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 Finance specialisation’s electives allow students to shape their advanced learning around existing experience and build deep knowledge and technical skills in 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.

What you'll study in the Finance 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 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

A Finance specialisation at the University of Sydney develops conceptual and technical skills that give students opportunities across the financial services industry.

Our Finance units of study will prepare you 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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