Finance

The Finance specialisation provides students with 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.

Requirements for a Finance specialisation

To achieve a specialsiation in Finance within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study;
  • 6 credit points in compulsory units of study; and
  • 18 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Finance specialsaition (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
Semester 2 Compulsory: FINC6001 Intermediate Corporate Finance
Second Semester 1 Elective for specialisation Elective for specialisation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the foundational, compulsory and elective units of study required for the specialisation please refer to the Finance section of the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further information

For further information regarding study in finance in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Discipline of Finance.