Sydney’s Discipline of Finance is a leading research group currently ranked among the top five finance groups in the Asia–Pacific region. Discipline members are actively engaged with industry both nationally and internationally, which means you get high-level, market-specific knowledge that mixes theory with current relevant practice. This major takes an applied approach, teaching you how capital markets work and what you need to know to work in them.

Study plan

For a major in Finance students must complete:
(i) one junior unit of study offered by the University of Sydney Business School;
(ii) three compulsory senior units of study:
- Corporate Finance I
- Corporate Finance II
- Investments and Portfolio Management.
(iii) a minimum of three senior Finance elective units of study (18 credit points) selected from the available elective options listed in the University of Sydney Business School handbook.

Graduate opportunities

Completing a Finance major is essential for anyone who wants to pursue a career in the financial services industry, including banking, broking and investment management. However, studying finance is useful for everyone generally interested in business.

The finance function is critical to the success of all corporations and helps inform decisions about what to invest in, what products to produce and how to finance the operations of the corporation. Understanding finance is also valuable from a personal perspective as it better equips you to make personal investment decisions.

Further study for major

Eligible students may apply for admission to an honours year in Finance; or apply for admission to postgraduate study in the faculty. We offer a wide range of specialist master's degrees for graduates who want to gain specialised knowledge and skills.

Our degrees have been developed in close consultation with industry to provide you with highly relevant and professional programs of study. The Business School's active involvement in quality-assurance and accreditation activities has earned us the top international accreditations available to business schools worldwide and has enabled us to forge strategic alliances on a global scale.

By choosing to study one of our accredited degree programs, you can be certain that the education you receive will be of the highest academic quality and will be recognised by the business community in Australia and around the world. Whatever your aspirations, our cutting-edge programs will help you to take your career in any direction you choose.

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