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Banking is offered by the Discipline of Finance in the University of Sydney Business School which is a leading research group consistently ranked among the top finance groups in the Asia-Pacific region. Study in banking takes an applied approach, teaching students the diverse roles of banks within a dynamic financial system, the management and regulation of banks in the domestic and international contexts and the activities of private and investment banks.

Options for studying banking

Major in Banking

Banking is available as a Table A major option in the Bachelor of Commerce, the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce.

The Banking major is also available to students not enrolled in a Commerce degree through the shared pool (Table S) - see the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook for details.

The requirements for a major in Banking can be found in the Unit of study table.

Major learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Banking major students will be able to:

Major learning outcome
1. Analyse authentic challenges in macro and micro economics contexts by applying fundamental concepts, principles and knowledge from the field of banking.
2. Evaluate empirical data to test hypotheses and assess implications for various business contexts.
3. Analyse complex and authentic problems in banking by utilising relevant analytical tools, technologies, and quantitative or qualitative methods.
4. Integrate knowledge of economics, accounting, quantitative analysis and finance in banking decisions.
5. Assess the role of governments and central banks in the banking sector and the challenges they face.
6. Critically evaluate and synthesise information from diverse information sources including academic research to assist decision-making in banking.
7. Effectively communicate and collaborate with others from diverse cultural backgrounds by applying Professional Standards of Practice and ethical practice.
8. Recommend appropriate approaches, strategies, tools and techniques to effectively manage financial and bank risks.

Further information

For further information regarding study in Banking at the University of Sydney, please refer to the Study finance page.