Master of Finance
- CRICOS Code: 065397C
At MBS we offer a comprehensive program to support your learning, develop your skills and enrich your degree. We encourage you to be involved both on and off campus and to make the most of your time outside the classroom.
World Standard Research and Training
Finance programs at MBS are developed and taught by academics from the Department of Finance, one of the few Australian university departments exclusively committed to this discipline. The Department is internationally recognised for its world standard research, research training, and undergraduate and postgraduate education in the discipline.
Asjeet S. Lamba is an Associate Professor with the Department of Finance and the Director of the Master of Finance program. Asjeet’s current research interests are in the areas of share buybacks and corporate litigation. His main teaching interests are in the areas of corporate finance and international finance. Asjeet is a CFA charterholder and has been actively involved with CFA Institute in reviewing and developing candidate curriculum material. Following a six-year term on CFA Institute’s Disciplinary Review Committee he has recently joined the Standards of Practice Council. He is also a founding member of the CFA Institute’s Asia-Pacific Research Exchange Society Engagement Committee.
Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics Professor Paul Kofman teaches Ethics in Finance. Professor Kofman commenced his career as a lecturer in Finance at Erasmus University in 1991, before migrating to Australia in 1994 where he has held a number of senior University roles at Monash University, University of New South Wales, and the University of Technology, Sydney, prior to joining The University of Melbourne as Professor of Finance in 2001. Professor Kofman was appointed as Dean of the Faculty and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce in 2012. His main research and teaching interests are in quantitative finance, and ethics in finance. With co-author Clare Payne, he recently published “A Matter of Trust: the practice of ethics in finance”.
Gregory Cusack teaches Accounting for Decision Making. He has worked with students for many years from diverse educational backgrounds. Greg continues to develop and implement teaching strategies that will assist students gain greater insight into their knowledge and skills in accounting. Blended learning is integrated throughout the 12-week study fusing together animated learning, contemporary case studies, guest speaker program and an array of information technology. Greg implements contemporary teaching practices researched in his post-graduate studies that addresses the two primary facets of the subject; decision making and accounting process.
Timothy graduated from MBS in 2016 and is now a consultant with PwC in Melbourne. During his time at MBS, Timothy served as the Melbourne Business School Student Association President.
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"The quality of knowledge and experience I have gained from the modules are very high. In addition, social activities provided by the university are very diverse, and provide ample chances for (us students) to engage with both peers and industry professionals, to learn from them and provide some contribution to discussions too. "