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.
Upcoming PhD completion seminar
Date: Friday 5 February 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am
Topic: Essays on Political Economy of Finance
Abstract: This thesis explores mechanisms that connect firms to politicians, as well as new channels through which firms benefit from being politically connected, under different ecopolitical environments. The first essay explores Donald Trump's nonpolitical background and surprise election victory to identify the value of sudden presidential ties. The second essay investigates cost of bank loans to firms connected to the Chairman of the US Senate Banking Committee. The third essay examines how changes in local political leadership affect firms' governance structures.
Congratulations to the University of Melbourne team for winning the Melbourne Round of the 2020 CFA Research Challenge. The team comprised of the following students:
Lawrence Lloyd-Jones (Captain), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management)
Jessica Elvina, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing)
Vivian Gao, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing)
Kenneth Guevarra, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics)
Jessica Tang, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics)
Our team will represent the CFA Society Melbourne and compete in the Oceania Round of the competition to be held later in the year.
What happens when banks are able to relax their lending regulations? Does the economy really benefit and how does it impact society and trust in banks in the long-run?Research
A team of five Bachelor of Commerce students from the University of Melbourne took the crown in the Melbourne Round of the 2020 CFA Research Challenge. They will also represent the CFA Society Melbourne to compete in the Oceania Round later in the year.Bachelor of Commerce
Kavleen Kaur first came to Melbourne to study in the Bachelor of Commerce. Now, she’s nearing the end of her studies in the Master of Finance and is preparing for her next step into the working world.Master of Finance
While institutional investors are selling stocks, retail investors are buying. They may not understand the risks.Research
Our academics are active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.
Finance Research Centre
Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory
The Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory study risk decisions all the way from the brain to markets, integrating knowledge from decision and game theory with neurobiology, economics and finance, psychology and computer science.
Other Areas of Collaborative Research
Decision Neuroscience Laboratory
The Decision Neuroscience Lab is aimed at investigating the neural and cognitive basis of decision-making, preference formation, belief updating, and...
Financial Integrity Research Network
The Financial Integrity Research Network is a formal network of Australia's major universities and data collection/research institute - SIRCA. FIRN...
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Find out more about our graduate study options.
The Doctoral Program in Finance has the largest and most well-developed set of doctoral subjects on offer in Australia.
We also offer the innovative and cross-disciplinary Doctoral Program in Decision Risk and Financial Sciences.
The Finance Keystones
View a series of videos that provide a description of some of the concepts and decisions that are at the very foundation of the finance discipline.
A variety of professional accreditations, memberships and subject exemptions are available for finance students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.