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Banking

Specialisation

The Banking specialisation provides 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.

About this specialisation

To meet requirements for the Banking  specialisation in the Master's degree, you will complete five units of study (30 credit points), as follows:

(1) one six credit point prerequisite foundational unit of study:

  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

(2) three compulsory (core) units of study (18 credit points):

  • Bank Management
  • Global Supervision of Bank Risks
  • International Banking

(3) one six credit point elective units of study selected from the options listed for this specialsiation, including:

  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Instruments and Markets
  • Financial Strategy
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Fundamental Analysis for Equity Investment
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • International Business Finance
  • International Financial Crime
  • Portfolio Theory and its Applications

For unit availability please refer to the "Units of study in this specialisation" section below.

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.

Career pathways
Courses that offer this specialisation

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