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Pursue an exciting career in finance
Finance affects every area of business. Financial information is pivotal to the strategic decisions organisations make to improve profitability.

Understanding finance is critical to corporate success and informs decisions at all levels of business. Taking a hands-on approach, our finance programs will teach you how to use financial data to create value and manage risk and develop business models backed by strong technical knowledge.

Why study finance with us?

  • Our Discipline of Finance is a leading research group currently ranked among the top five finance groups in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Study in our ultra-modern Abercrombie Building.
  • Have the opportunity to compete with other students from leading universities in competitions across topics such as corporate valuation, investments, trading, and real estate. How to enrol in these competitions will be announced in the learning management system across finance classes.
  • Learn from academics who are leaders in their field.
  • Access our dedicated Careers and Employability Office for specialised services that will help you achieve your career aspirations.
  • Experience work and study while you complete your degree with a wide variety of opportunities available in Australia and overseas.

Applied Portfolio Management

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to take part in Applied Portfolio Management, a program that gives you the opportunity to manage a portfolio of Australian equity securities using real money in real time.

You will gain exposure to the world of asset management by assuming the role of analyst and being responsible for construction, monitoring and management of the University of Sydney Student Managed Fund. 

How can I study finance?

Course options

You can choose a degree with a focus on finance, or take a major or minor in finance within a different degree.

You can choose to study a major in finance in the below courses:

Other opportunities

Applied Portfolio Management is a two-semester program providing undergraduate students with the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and acquire practical skills by managing a portfolio of Australian equity securities using real money in real time.

You will gain exposure to the world of asset management by assuming the role of analysts responsible for construction, monitoring and management of the University of Sydney Student Managed Fund.

Undertake advanced coursework and complete a research thesis by completing honours. 

Visit our honours page for more information.

Available as a specialisation in:

Where can studies in finance take you?

Studying finance with us will develop your conceptual and technical skills so you will have access to opportunities across the financial services industry.

Careers in the finance field are exciting and varied, offering a number of different career paths such as:

  • economist
  • financial adviser
  • financial analyst
  • financial consultant
  • financial planning
  • funds management
  • investment banker
  • managing companies
  • markets analyst
  • trader
  • wealth management.

Emmanuel Vergara

Emmanuel Vergara
Master of Commerce (Specialisation: Finance)
“After five years working in investment banking and funds management, I wanted to extend my technical knowledge by undertaking the finance specialisation within the Master of Commerce. As a part-time student, I found my postgraduate studies enjoyable and appreciated the high-quality teaching by the University’s academic staff.”
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Elicia McDonald

Elicia McDonald
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (Finance)
“Studying at the Business School gave me the best possible foundation to secure a competitive graduate position in investment banking. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the experience and education I received at the University of Sydney.”
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