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Finance (Master of Commerce)


The Finance specialisation ensures that graduates are well armed with an understanding of the foundations of strategy, which come from the 'Game Theory'. The focus is towards 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.

Why study this specialisation?

Requirements for the specialisation

The following information is for students who commenced study or transferred into the Master of Commerce from 2012 or students who commenced study in 2011 and wish to follow the current requirements for a specialisation. All other students should refer to the information set out below under Information for pre-2012 continuing students.

To be awarded a specialisation in Finance, students complete five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:

(i) one foundational unit of study (six credit points), as follows:

(ii) one compulsory unit of study (six credit points), as follows:

(iii) three elective units of study (18 credit points) selected from the following units of study:

* Not offered for 2017.

Note: Non-foundational (advanced) units of study can be used to count to one specialisation only. For example, FINC6001 cannot be used to count towards both a Finance and Banking specialisation.

Information for pre-2012 continuing students

Students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2011 may choose to complete their specialisation according to the information set out above or can choose to complete according to the information set out in the following downloadable PDF which lists the 2011 structure. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for exact details of their specialisation requirements.