Department of Finance

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.


Congratulations to the University of Melbourne team who are the 2018 winners of the Melbourne CFA Institute Research Challenge!


Congratulations to Jason Zang (Master of Management - Accounting and Finance), Florian Krettek (Master of Finance), Luzmila Alvarado (Master of Management - Finance), Mathew Waugh (Master of Finance) and Andres Vargas (Master of Management - Finance) who are the winners of the Melbourne Round of the 2018 CFA Institute Research Challenge! The aim of the CFA Institute Research Challenge is to provide students the opportunity to research a publicly-traded company, meet with company management and write a research report, while gaining mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. This year, teams from Monash University, University of Adelaide, Victoria University and the University of Melbourne participated. Each team researched the ASX-listed company, RedHill Education, which operates several specialist businesses in the private tertiary education market. The University of Melbourne team will advance to Asia-Pacific regional finals to be held in Sydney in March 2019.


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Applications for semester 1, 2019 Casual Tutor and Teaching Assistant positions are now open and will close on Sunday 2nd December 2018.  Apply now at


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

Finance Treasury
CFA Institute
CPA Australia