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. 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.

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; and
(ii) one six credit point compulsory unit of study as follows: FINC6001 Intermediate Corporate Finance; and
(iii) three elective units of study (18 credit points) selected from available elective options listed under the specialisation in the University of Sydney Business School handbook.

Graduate opportunities

Finance at Sydney develops conceptual and technical skills that give students opportunities across the financial services industry. The finance units are tailored as preparation for a number of different career paths such as: Accountants, Economists, Dealers and Brokers, Financial Planners, Fund Managers and Investment Bankers. Careers in the finance field can be exciting and varied. Specific careers include: actuaries, corporate and merchant bankers, economists, fund managers, securities and derivatives traders and brokers, insurance brokers and underwriters, and taxation and management consultants. The financial services industry also employs information technology staff in substantial numbers.



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Related subject areas

Banking; Quantitative Finance

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