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The University of Melbourne is ranked 1st in Australia and 12th globally for Accounting & Finance in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Finance professionals are concerned with the management of assets to create wealth for investors or companies. The finance discipline examines how individuals, businesses and institutions raise funds to implement investment strategies and how they allocate these funds to a variety of investment opportunities.


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The Department of Finance hosts the annual conference Finance Down Under: Building on the Best from the Cellars of Finance. Internationally renowned for the competitiveness of its selection standards and the quality of the papers and keynote speeches. Each year we honour ‘vintage’ work in finance that has inspired recent advances and withstood the test of time.

The Department is a founding member of the Financial Integrity Research Network (FIRN) and hosts the most prestigious weekly Finance Seminar series in the Asia-Pacific region.

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The finance major in the Bachelor of Commerce is the study of money management.  You will learn how to raise funds, choose investments and grow wealth.


The Department of Finance teaches into a number of specialist areas, to cater for the diverse interests of our students and researchers.


The Finance Honours Program has an outstanding reputation and is highly regarded by private and public sector firms, major corporations, investment banks and management consulting firms. Graduates have also gone on to pursue further academic studies including MBA and PhD degrees at top Australian and international universities.

The ever popular one-day sponsored Finance Honours Retreat gives new students the opportunity to get to know more about each other, the academics, the Honours curriculum, the Honours research essay and a prestigious employer in preparation for a challenging year ahead.


Visit the Melbourne Business School website to browse the suite of postgraduate study options in finance.

Graduate Research

The Doctoral Program in Finance has the largest and most well-developed set of doctoral subjects on offer in Australia.

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Our Research

The Faculty of Business and Economics is home to a wide range of specialist research centres.  Our academics are active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.


A variety of professional accreditations, memberships and subject exemptions are available for finance students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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