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.
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
Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets
The Centre for Brain, Mind and Markets studies risk decisions all the way from the brain to markets, integrating knowledge...
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...
View the Department of Finance working papers to find out more about research projects undertaken by our academic staff.
View all finance subjects in the university handbook.
Street finance is a third-year Bachelor of Commerce subject that involves students visiting secondary schools in Melbourne for the purpose of delivering three lessons on finance topics of interest and relevance to young people.
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.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute
The University of Melbourne is a participant in the University Affiliation Program of the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals that awards the CFA designation.
This affiliation means that:
- The finance major in the Bachelor of Commerce covers at least 70% of Level I of the CFA program candidate body of knowledge (CBOK) topics, the CFA Institute ethical and professional standards, and other CFA program partner requirements.
- The Master of Finance, the Master of Management (Finance) and the Master of Management (Accounting and Finance) cover at least 70% of all three levels of the CFA program candidate body of knowledge (CBOK) topics, the CFA Institute ethical and professional standards, and other CFA program partner requirements.