Why Banking and Finance?
Banking and Finance explores the dynamic, fast-paced world of money, shares, credit and investments. Finance is an essential part of our economy as it provides the liquidity in terms of money or assets required for individuals and businesses to invest for the future.
When you choose to major in Banking and Finance you will explore the systemised movement and management of money. In firms, the finance function ensures that activities are funded with equity or debt and the firms can chose value-enhancing project and manage cash flows, risk and liquidity in the interest of their stakeholders. Financial markets are very important and understanding the pricing of assets and derivative securities is vital.
Financial intermediaries such as banks are key players in these financial markets. Banking is also a global industry with over 60 banks operating across Australia and thousands of institutions and investment houses across the world dealing with money circulation, credit, investments, financing, superannuation and more. Finance is continuously changing which makes this subject a fascinating area to study.
Endless career options
Studying Banking and Finance provides you with the foundation for a broad range of careers across banking, broking, consulting, funds management, insurance and superannuation. You may work with corporates, in financial markets or with government. It is also a discipline that can take you anywhere in the world.
We have strong links with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and CFA Institute. These professional memberships are valued highly within the workforce and may provide further career opportunities.