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Postgraduate Coursework Studies


  • Banking (Master of Commerce and combined Master of Commerce programs)
    The Banking specialisation offers the highest standard of qualifications in the theory and application governing contemporary financial institutions. It includes a detailed examination of the workings of banks and related deposit-taking financial intermediaries in the context of the banking system in particular and the financial system generally. The core units equip students with an in-depth understanding of the structures and functioning of financial institutions, and issues related to banking in a contemporary, globalised economy. As well as providing the necessary knowledge of bank management, risk management and risk assessment, the Banking specialisation offers intermediate corporate finance, equipping graduates with a well-rounded qualification that is modern, in-depth and competitive.

  • Finance (Master of Commerce and combined Master of Commerce programs)
    Core units in areas such as corporate finance and financial strategy provide a rich set of insights into financial, competitive and corporate strategies for enhancing cash-flow. The course 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. The core units 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.

  • Financial Economics (Master of Economics)

  • Quantitative Finance (Master of Commerce and combined Master of Commerce programs)


Timetables for all Finance units of study are available on the University of Sydney Business School timetable pages.