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Our Master of Finance (Banking) will provide you with the advanced knowledge and capability to apply key finance theory and practice to contemporary banking and financial institution management. You will develop an understanding of the institutions and markets within which banking operates and how risk management is applied and analysed in the banking sector.

In addition to a business core, you will study areas including risk management, and money, banking and financial markets. This specialisation also features a unique focus on the Chinese banking and financial system. As a central pillar in ensuring stability of the global financial system, this area of study is essential if you wish to understand contemporary issues in global banking and finance.

Upon completion, you will be well equipped to pursue your career in fields such as commercial or investment banking, funds management or corporate treasury in the public and private sectors, both locally and abroad.

Applicants may be eligible to enter the program with Advanced Standing and complete the requirements of the Masters in less than 2 years. Please see the entry requirements for further details.

When applying through SATAC, please refer to the following codes. Applicants who are uncertain about their eligibility for Advanced Standing are encouraged to include more than one SATAC code in their list of application preferences. 

4CM166 Master of Finance (Banking) [2 years]
4CM167 Master of Finance (Banking) [1.5 years] 

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Important information

Advanced standing may be available to shorten the duration of this program.  Please see the entry requirements.

Professional recognition

The Master of Finance, Master of Finance (Banking) program is recognised as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Academic Partner by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of GARP's FRM Body of Knowledge. By providing students the opportunity to become well-qualified FRM candidates, the Business School joins GARP in its commitment to advance risk management through education."GARP is pleased to welcome UniSA to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. The Master of Finance program offered by UniSA's School of Commerce provides its students with an excellent opportunity to enhance their modeling and analytic skills. Students pursuing this degree should find themselves well prepared for the rigors of the FRM certification program and ready to embark on a career in the global risk management profession."Dr. Chris Donohue, Managing Director - Head of Research & Educational Programs, GARP

This program has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). These programs position students to undertake the Chartered Financial Analyst® exam, which has become one of the most respected and recognised investment credentials in the world. The CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential employers and the marketplace that the curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, the University of South Australia¿s Business School is eligible to grant a number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

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