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Major overview

Overview

Finance concerns the management of assets to create wealth for investors or companies. When dealing with investments, it's about considering the time between investment and future payoff – and the risks attached to these future payoffs.

Finance professionals manage assets to create wealth for investors or companies. When dealing with investments, it's about considering the time between investment and future payoff - and the risks attached to these future payoffs.

The finance discipline examines how these organisations raise funds to implement investment strategies, and how they allocate these funds to a variety of investment opportunities. This involves the application of economic analysis, accounting concepts and quantitative methods to solve financial problems, assess risks and make financial decisions.

FINANCE AT MELBOURNE
  • Study capital markets and financial institutions, investments and financial planning, as well as corporate, personal and real estate finance.
  • Financial investment advisers and managers earn, on average, over $88,000 per annum, so you’ll be investing in your future career (Job Outlook 2018)
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

The University of Melbourne is a Program Partner of the CFA Institute, which awards the Chartered Financial Analyst. (CFA) designation. Recognition as a CFA Program Partner means the Commerce Finance major is tied to professional practice and helps prepare you for the CFA exams.