Banking

POSTGRADUATE SPECIALISATION

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.

Study plan

To meet requirements for this specialisation in the Master's degree, a candidate completes five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:
(i) one six credit point foundational unit of study as follows: FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance;
(ii) three compulsory units of study (18 credit points) as follows: BANK6002 Bank Management, BANK6003 Global Supervision of Bank Risks and BANK6005 International Banking; and
(iii) one elective unit of study (six credit points) selected from the available elective options listed in the University of Sydney Business School handbook.

Graduate opportunities

The Australian Banking sector represents a significant industry in Australia, and the big four banks are ranked among the largest in the world. A postgraduate qualification in banking 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 banking units are tailored to provide students with knowledge that will be of use to them in career paths in both the retail and corporate banking sectors as well as the prudential regulatory authorities.

Location

Camperdown/Darlington

Specialisation study mode

On-campus

Related subject areas

Finance, Quantitative Finance

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